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.

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

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

Diana holds a dual-responsibility position as Associate Chief Financial Officer of the University of Michigan Medical Group and Medical School

Diana Witowski

Board Member

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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Stephanie Amend

Preschool Teacher

Fernando Andrade-Adaniya, Ph.D.

Director of Research

Sherry Barker

Customer/Product Services Supervisor

Jeffrey Beal, Ph.D.

Executive Director of RED

Mason Beal

Research Intern

Sarah Bishop

Director of Marketing

Carol Brown

Director of Accounting

Henry Brown

Editor

Reino Bruner

Data Scientist

Jennilyn Campos

Executive Director of Operations

Sonja Caprarese

Educational Services Consultant

Madeline Chimka, Ed.D.

Senior Research Associate

Nathan Chimka

Educational Services Consultant

Gena Mae Chmura

Research Intern

Amanda Chmura

Research Intern

Alexis Churchill

Marketing Intern

Jill Claxton

Director of Evaluation

Bobby Claybrook

Facilities Associate

Sydney Davis

Research Intern

Shunda Frye

Educational Services, Administrative Support

Danielle Grimaldo

Early Childhood Specialist

Bryanna Guerrero

Operations Intern

Monica Rodriguez Guerrero

Business Development Specialist

Beth A. Hardin

Project Coordinator II

Erica Hill

Senior Early Childhood Specialist

Linda Horne

Research Admin Assistant

Marie Kendrick-Crabb

Accounts Receivable Specialist

Tania Leiter

Customer / Product Specialist

Shannon Lockhart

Director of Early Childhood Development

Jessica Logan

Early Childhood Specialist

Alison Mokry

Strategic Coordinator

Karen Murillo

Early Childhood Specialist

Anthony Nielsen

Project Coordinator I

Ibrahim Osumanu

Educational Services Consultant

Beth Scholz

Project Coordinator I

Kamya Singhal

Operations Project Manager

Kenneth Sherman

Director of Educational Services and Professional Development

Evie Talbot

Office Assistant

Sophia Villanueva

Research Intern

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