Risa Sackman, MADirector, School Development and Support
Areas of expertise
- Elementary education
- Middle grades
- High school
- College and career readiness
- Adolescent development
- Positive youth development
- Educational equity
- High-poverty communities
- Leadership development
- Teacher education and professional development
- Curriculum design
- Instructional design
- eLearning and interface design
- Dropout prevention
Projects & Resources
FHI 360’s Bush School Leadership Development project in Minnesota, funded by the Bush Foundation, assists the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) in supporting effective implementation of the state’s new principal evaluation system, which went statewide in 2013.
FHI 360 U.S. education experts have operated a partnership support organization (PSO) with a network of New York City public schools since summer 2007. FHI 360’s PSO empowers schools by customizing programs and support to their unique needs and interests.
From Data to Success: Using Early Warning Indicators to Shape Interventions for Students in the Middle Grades
This report describes FHI 360’s Indicators for Success framework and includes lessons learned from five U.S. middle schools that have put the framework into practice.