KirkendolSusan E. Kirkendol, Ph.D., Senior Associate, National School Reform, builds the capacity of teachers and administrators to improve instructional practices and implement data-informed decision-making in low-performing schools. She informs educator evaluation initiatives at state and district levels throughout the United States, including conducting statewide Network Team Institute trainings and providing BOCES-level support across New York State. Kirkendol also assists research and evaluation teams with developing research questions, determining appropriate analytic methodologies, and designing project plans and strategies. She previously served as a senior research program analyst for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ Leadership for Educators’ Advanced Performance initiative. In that capacity, she guided teachers and administrators in low-performing schools in improving the planning and delivery of instruction. Additionally, Kirkendol has served as a professor and dean at Pfeiffer University and an assistant professor at Clemson University.