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November 2011

Staff News

Sarah Costelloe

Sarah Costelloe recently joined NCEE as a research scientist, where she will be working with the Regional Educational Laboratories (REL) program. Prior to coming to NCEE, Sarah served as director in the School District of Philadelphia's Office of School Innovation and Best Practices where she led a team of researchers evaluating internal district initiatives and programs. Sarah received her doctorate in education policy from the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania, where she studied the preparation and support of alternative certification of teachers in urban settings.

Cleo Redline

Cleo Redline recently joined NCES as a senior research scientist in the Statistical Standards Program, where she will conduct technical reviews of NCES reports. Previously, Cleo was a senior survey methodologist at the National Science Foundation and a survey researcher at the U.S. Bureau of the Census. Cleo received her doctorate in survey methodology from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Ebony Walton

Ebony Walton has joined the Assessment Division of NCES as an associate research scientist. Previously, she was a research associate at Optimal Solutions Group, LLC where she provided technical support to the Assessment Division for over 5 years by leading the quick turnaround response team's dissemination of National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) results to various government, media and research agencies. Ebony received her bachelor of arts degree in government and economics and her master's of public policy degree from the College of William and Mary.

Elliot Weinbaum

Elliot Weinbaum has joined NCEE as a senior research scientist working with the Regional Educational Laboratories (REL) program. He will focus on enhancing the usability, accessibility, and quality of REL products and support. Elliot comes to NCEE from the Consortium for Policy Research in Education at the University of Pennsylvania where he was a member of the research faculty and conducted research on the implementation of federal, state, and local policies. His research includes studies of the impacts of those policies on the work of school administrators and teachers. Elliot received his Ph.D. in education policy from the University of Pennsylvania.