Christina Theokas

Director of Research
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An educator and researcher, Christina Theokas is committed to integrating research, practice, and policy to help improve schools and student outcomes. Currently, she is director of research at The Education Trust, where she co-authored Getting it Done: Leading Academic Success in Unexpected Schools (Harvard Education Press, 2011). Currently, she is working on a number of projects, including documenting the school improvement process in turnaround schools and understanding gaps at the high end of achievement, why they exist, and how to close them.

Prior to joining Ed Trust, she worked in the research and evaluation office of Alexandria City Public Schools in Virginia where she evaluated program efficacy and trained principals and teachers how to understand and use data to make instructional decisions and guide school reform efforts. Previously, Christina worked for 10 years in schools in various capacities, including as a special education teacher, school psychologist, and supervisor of curriculum, assessment, and training. She also led the middle school at a special education school in Massachusetts, where her work focused on developing curriculum and programs to meet the social, emotional, and learning needs of diverse students. Christina holds a doctorate in child development from Tufts University.

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