Who We Are
The Center's mission is to develop and maintain collaborative partnerships among faculty and local, state, regional, and national educational agencies and organizations for the purpose of promoting advancements in professional education, developing innovative solutions for current thorny problems of practice in education and supporting collaborative research designed to improve teaching, leadership, equity, and student learning in public schools.
Iris Bond Gill is a Consultant at the Center for Educational Innovation and Improvement at the University of Maryland, College Park. She brings more than 20 years of education policy and management experience to the table to propel agencies and nonprofit organizations to deliver on their missions. Most recently, Bond Gill led development and implementation of a successful three-year digital literacy and web literacy program at the Mozilla Foundation. Prior to this, Bond Gill was Assistant Superintendent of Elementary and Secondary Education for the D.C. Office of the State Superintendent of Education, where she oversaw federal programs, served as a member of the Superintendent’s leadership cabinet, and liaised with other education leaders and local elected officials. Between 2002 and 2012, Iris worked in Washington, DC-based policy and advocacy organizations focused on secondary school reform, school improvement, and education and youth policy. Bond Gill has a Master’s degree from the H. John Heinz School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University.
Dr. Danielle Bierzynski, Researcher and Content Design
Dan Brown, Teacher and Leader Development
Keniq Coney, School Improvement Planning and Implementation
Jane Erhenfeld, Leadership Develop and Education Advocacy
Reem Labib, Leadership Development and Coaching
Belinda Jackson, Education Strategy and Program Design
Dr. Chloe Marshall, Education Policy and School Improvement
Dr. Christine Neumerski, Education Research
Reggie Robinson, Leadership Development and Coaching
Dr. Pamela Shetley, Professional Learning and Leadership Development