Our People

We are a diverse team of researchers, educators, and passionate professionals.

We are a diverse team of researchers, educators, and passionate professionals who have one thing in common — we share the conviction that all children deserve the highest quality education. That’s why, here at HighScope, we spend our days focusing on the variables that allow all children to be their best selves. Each team member brings a unique expertise to supporting and advancing the field of early education.

And together, we are committed to empowering educators and programs with classroom solutions that allow young children to thrive.

Board of Directors

Jana Martella is the Co-Director for the Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes.

Bonnie Lash Freeman is Senior Training Specialist for the National Center for Family Literacy.

Bonnie Lash Freeman

Vice Chair

Gloria Corral-Terrazas serves as Assistant Executive Director at First 5 San Diego, where she oversees San Diego County’s Quality Early Learning efforts.

Jack Hobaugh joined the HighScope Board of Directors in 2020.

Jack Hobaugh

Treasurer

Dr. Oscar Barbarin is Chair and Professor of the African American Studies Department, University of Maryland, College Park.

Oscar Barbarin, Ph.D.

Board Member

Ayman Bekdash

Board Member

Terry Murphy is a retired senior executive with 29 years of experience in key management roles.

Terry Murphy

Board Member

Dr. Bette Hyde has served as the governor-appointed Director of the Department of Early Learning (DEL) for the state of Washington since 2009.

Dr. Luis A. Perez-Batres is a Professor, Chair of the Department of Management, and Senior Presidential Fellow (2019–2020) at Central Michigan University (CMU).

Dr. Joseph Shepard is the President of Western New Mexico University.

Joseph Shepard, Ph.D.

Board Member

Bryan Stokes II is the Preschool Expansion Policy Director at the Illinois Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development.

Bryan Stokes II

Board Member

Dr. James Hawkins is a retired school superintendent.

James Hawkins, Ph.D.

Board Emeritus

Staff

Dr. Alejandra Barraza joined HighScope in 2020 as the President and brings a long-time commitment to providing high-quality and equitable early education to all children.

Alejandra Barraza, Ph.D.

President

Dr. Alejandra Barraza joined HighScope in 2020 as the President and brings a long-time commitment to providing high-quality and equitable early education to all children.

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Fernando Andrade-Adaniya, Ph.D.

Director of Research

Sherry Barker

Customer/Product Services Supervisor

Jeffrey Beal, Ph.D.

Executive Director of Research

Sarah Bishop

Office of the President - System Associate

Carol Brown

Accounting Director

Henry Brown

Editor

Katie Bruckner

Operations Project Manager

Reino Bruner

Data Scientist

Jennilyn Campos

Executive Director of Operations

Sonja Caprarese

Educational Services Consultant

Madeline Chimka, Ed.D.

Research Associate

Gena Mae Chmura

Research Document Associate

Jill Claxton

Director of Evaluation

Shunda Frye

Educational Services, Administrative Support

Tristin Gambrel

Facilities Manager

Danielle Grimaldo

Early Childhood Specialist

Beth A. Hardin

Project Coordinator II

Erica Hill

Senior Early Childhood Specialist

Linda Horne

Office Manager - Research Admin Assist

Marie Kendrick-Crabb

Finance, Accts. Receivable Specialist

Tania Leiter

Customer Product Specialist

Shannon Lockhart

Director of Early Childhood Development

Jessica Logan

Early Childhood Specialist

Pamela Malone

Director of Institutional Advancement

Alison Morky

Academic Officer

Karen Murillo

Early Childhood Specialist

Anthony Nielsen

Project Coordinator I

Mallorie Pelletier

Research Intern

Farjia Rashid

Accounting Associate

Monica Rodriguez Guerrero

Operations Associate

Beth Scholz

Project Coordinator I

Kamya Singhal

Operations Project Manager

Kenneth Sherman

Educational and Professional Development Director

Selina Smith

HR Coordinator

Regina Tounsel

Educational Services Consultant

Sharon Wartley

Preschool Teacher

The San Antonio Advisory Sub-Committee

The SAASC provides HighScope Board oversite for the San Antonio Independent School District Public Partnership and complies with the Texas Open Meeting Act. Its members are: Jana Martella, Board Chair; Bonnie Lash Freeman, Vice-Chair; Alejandra Barraza, President; and Iheoma Iruka, Research Professor at UNC.

Meeting Dates — check back at least 72 hours in advance for meeting agendas and access:
2022
• Feb. 8, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. ET | SAASC Open Meeting and Update Agenda | Minutes

2021
• Feb. 24, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. ET | SAASC Open Meeting and Update Agenda | Minutes
• June 23, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. ET | SAASC Open Meeting and Update Agenda | Minutes
• Dec. 15, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. ET | Postponed

2020
• Feb. 19, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. ET | SAASC Open Meeting and Update Agenda | Minutes
• May 26, 2020 at 4:00-4:45 p.m. ET | SAASC Open Meeting and Update Agenda | Minutes
• Dec. 16, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. ET | SAASC Open Meeting and Update Agenda | Minutes

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