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Our Team

Thomas Kelsh, Ed.D.

Vice President

Thomas Kelsh is a respected educational researcher with a special focus on translating research to practice. He has directed numerous studies of national and state-level education reform while also providing executive oversight to both state and national technical assistance centers. Dr. Kelsh is a certified school and district administrator as well as classroom teacher. He formerly served as a lead researcher for the New York State Education Department Office of Higher Education. He is a former Peace Corp Volunteer having served in Chile with the Ministry of Education.



Pre-K-20 Education

  • Statewide Systems of Technical Assistance and Support For Title I Low-Performing Districts and Schools

  • Preschool Special Education Program Quality and Child Performance Indicators

  • Special Education Preservice Research

  • Career and Technical Education Policy Analyses

  • Adult Literacy Program Evaluation

  • Early Reading First and Reading First Program Evaluation and Technical Assistance

  • Youth At-Risk Prevention and Intervention Evaluation, Data-Driven Decision-Making, Technical Assistance and Training


Research and Evaluation

  • Quantitative and Qualitative Instrument Design and Analysis

  • Program Self-Assessment Systems for Continuous Improvement

  • Analysis of National, State, and Local Data



  • Ed.D. (1988), Curriculum & Instruction, State University of New York at Albany

  • M.S. (1983), Educational Psychology, State University of New York at Albany

  • B.S. (1979), Educational Psychology, Bloomsburg University

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