Education Development Center
Erin Stafford, M.A., works directly with formal and informal education practitioners to design, refine, research and evaluate education curricula, interventions, and professional development experiences. She currently oversees all analytic technical assistance projects for the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands (REL-NEI), serves as the alliance researcher for REL Midwest’s Virtual Education Research Alliance, and consults on evaluations of various formal and informal education projects. Stafford also has managed online survey development and analysis projects related to online courses, online teachers and onsite mentors, led practitioners in gathering data related to online learning, and helped build the capacity of state- and district-level practitioners to understand and use data in their practice. Prior to working at EDC, Stafford served as the manager of research, evaluation, and assessment at the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana and as an evaluator at the Museum of Science & Industry, Chicago.