Freddie Cross joined IES as the program director of the Teacher Follow-up Survey and the Beginning Teacher Longitudinal Study for the National Center for Education Statistics in September of 2008. In this role, she manages both teacher projects and strives to make the work of NCES more accessible to practitioners, policymakers and the general public by providing timely data on current and former teachers. She comes to NCES from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education in Washington, DC, where she conducted research on capital campaigns of universities, colleges, and private schools, and their foundation offices. Freddie was also a math science teacher for middle school students. She holds a doctorate in educational research and policy analysis from Virginia Polytechnic and State University (Virginia Tech).
For a quick overview of an important new teacher survey, read "Longitudinal Data to Create Unfolding Story of Teachers' Careers" in this newsletter. You can also visit the BTLS website for more details about the survey, including a snapshot of teachers participating in the survey.