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Our Team

Shelly Menendez, Ph.D.
Senior Research Associate

Shelly Menendez has 15+ years of experience in evaluation research, having directed projects at the local, state and national levels. Her work focuses on elementary, middle school, and high school education, particularly comprehensive school reform, teacher effectiveness and compensation reform. More recently, she has been involved in work related to Human Capital Management Systems. She excels in client relations by collaboratively identifying and responding to client needs and developing efficient data collection solutions.



K-12 Education

  • Human Capital Management Systems

  • Comprehensive District/School Reform

  • Teacher effectiveness

  • Performance-based compensation pay reform

  • Data-Driven Decision-Making Assessment and Support

  • Charter Schools

  • Research-Based Reading Instruction, Curriculum and Assessment, Evaluation, and Dissemination

Research and Evaluation

  • Qualitative and Quantitative Methodologies and Analyses

  • Analyses Linking Implementation to Outcomes

  • Best Practices Identification

  • Multi-Level Analyses

  • Cross Sectional and Longitudinal Statistical Analyses

  • Instrumentation

  • Federal Accountability Reporting

  • Reader-Friendly Reporting



  • Ph.D. (2001), Applied Developmental Psychology, Fordham University

  • M.A. (1997), Psychology, Fordham University

  • B.A. (1995), Psychology, Keuka College

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