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.
Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, this program aims to improve educational opportunities for economically disadvantaged students in lower secondary schools (grades 7-9) and out-of-school youth living in municipalities with high crime rates.
This report shares the methodology, results and lessons learned in the Development Assets and Student Success Pilot Program in El Salvador, part of the USAID-funded Education for Children and Youth Program (ECYP).
This paper aims to contribute to the understanding of secondary education and the realities of adolescent development in the context of the developing world.
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.