OUR VISION

We are committed to providing evidence on education research and policy for the benefit of all students in Missouri.

 
 

What we provide

school & district data

relevant research

educational profiles

evidence on education

 

Equal opportunity for quality education in Missouri. Missouri’s K-12 education system is a diverse collection of school districts, charter LEAs, and independent schools. Whether it is student enrollment ranging from 19 to 24,937 or per pupil expenditures of $7,341 to $27,481, we recognize the breadth of the education landscape in the state. While some issues affect all schools, different regions of the state can have their own unique needs. We remain cognizant of this diversity as we delve deeper into the state’s education system.

Our schools, educators, and policy makers need access to information to inform the decision-making process. As a society, we must work together to ensure all children have access to high-quality educational opportunities.

 

OUR TEAM

Researchers and Educators committed to quality education for all


 

gary W. Ritter, Ph.D

Dean and PRofessor

School of Education

Saint Louis University

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Evan Rhinesmith, Ph.D.

DIRECTOR of Research & Evaluation

School of Education

Saint Louis University

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Stacey preis, ph.d.

director of Policy

school of education

saint louis university

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Ashley N. Donaldson

Research Assistant

School of Education

Saint Louis University

 
 

AFFILIATED FACULTY

 

jennifer buehler, ph.d.

associate professor

school of education

saint louis university

mary “rina” chittooran, ph.d., ncsp

associate professor

school of education

saint louis university

 
 

takako nomi, ph.d.

associate professor

school of education

saint louis university

anthony decesare, ph.d.

assistant professor

school of education

saint louis university

 
 

joseph r. nichols, ph.d.

assistant professor

school of education

saint louis university

 
 
 

our mission

We conduct and share research on best practices in education. We help lawmakers, educators, and families in the state of Missouri make decisions about education policy and practice. Our mission is to ensure that the people making decisions and building policies about education have the data they need to build the best educational systems possible.

 
 

ADVISORY BOARD


Kelvin R. Adams, Ph.D.

Superintendent
St. Louis Public Schools

MArk T. Bedell, Ed.D.

Superintendent
Kansas City Public Schools

Matthew Christian

Associate Vice President for Research and Chief of Staff
Saint Louis University

Maxine Clark

CEO/Co-Founder
Clark-Fox Foundation


Joseph S. Davis, ED.D.

Superintendent
Ferguson-Florissant School District

Maureen DePriest

Superintendent for Elementary Schools
Archdiocese of St. Louis

Brian Henry, ED.D.

Superintendent
Waynesville School District

Gwendolyn Grant

President and CEO
Urban League of Greater Kansas City


Christie Huck

Executive Director
City Garden Montessori School

John JungmanN, ED.D.

Superintendent
Springfield Public Schools

Tony Kline

Superintendent/Executive Director
University Academy

Cory Koedel, PH.D.

Associate Professor of Economics
University of Missouri-Columbia


MArtha McCabe

Executive Director
KC STEM Alliance

steve Sanchez, Ph.D.

Associate Provost
Saint Louis University

Peter Stiepleman, Ed.D.

Superintendent
Columbia Public Schools

MArgie Vandeven, Ed.D.

Commissioner
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education


Robbyn Wahby

Executive Director
Missouri Charter Public School Commission

Awais Sufi

CEO
SchoolSmart KC

Sharonica L. Hardin-Bratley, Ph.D.

Superintendent
The School District of University City

Art J. McCoy, Ph.D.

Superintendent
Jennings School District