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    Ana León
    Senior Analyst, Program Evaluation

    Ana has spent her career conducting various research and evaluation projects in collaboration with government agencies and non-profit organizations as well as teaching policy and politics courses at the University of Colorado-Boulder. She holds a bachelor's degree in International Affairs from Georgetown University, a master's degree in Public Policy from the University of Denver, and a doctoral degree in Public Policy and American Politics from the University of Colorado-Boulder. She has expertise in multi-year program evaluations and mixed methods research. Her primary research interests are related to multicultural education, student motivation, as well as intersectionality and education.


     Brooks Rosenquist  

    Brooks Rosenquist
    Lead Researcher, Research & Evaluation

    Brooks worked for ten years as a classroom teacher in a diverse range of K-12 settings in California, Louisiana, and Taiwan before beginning graduate studies in education. He has a bachelor’s degree in International Economics from Georgetown University, a master’s degree in Mathematics Education and doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy, both from Vanderbilt’s Peabody College. Brooks has published articles in academic journals including American Educational Research Journal, Educational Administration Quarterly, and the Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness. Brooks’ research interests include student motivation and engagement, school district policies and practices for instructional improvement at scale, and mixed-methods research.


    Elizabeth Stock  

    Elizabeth Stock
    Director, Research & Evaluation

    Elizabeth has formal training in psychology and applied mathematics. Elizabeth had experience turning information into strategy and solutions across consumer, utility, and government sectors before finding her calling serving the kids of Denver Public Schools in 2011.  Before joining the Impact Office, Elizabeth worked in the Divisions of Academics and Operations, leading teams of analysts in providing decision support analysis across DPS.

     

     


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    Jolene Castillo Gregory
    Senior Analyst, Research & Evaluation

    Jolene previously worked as an EFL Teacher in Mexico for 15 years and as an instructor and researcher at the University of California, Santa Cruz for 5 years. She has a bachelor’s degree in Biology/Pre-med from Colorado State University, a master’s degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from the Universidad Veracruzana in Mexico, as well as a master's degree and a Ph.D. in Education from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She has expertise in quantitative and qualitative analysis, research design, and project evaluation. Her primary research interests include translanguaging, bilingual education, culturally relevant pedagogy and equity issues in K-12 education.

     

     


    Laura Rech  

    Laura Rech
    Senior Analyst, Research & Evaluation

    Laura has eight years of experience working as a full-time data analyst and program evaluator, with experience in the federal government and non-profit sector. She earned a bachelor’s of science degree in psychology from Denison University and a master’s of arts degree in child development with specialization in birth through three from Erikson Institute in Chicago. Her primary research interests are related to equity in the classroom and in the school system, student and teacher voice, and integrating research into classroom instruction.


     Richard Aviles  

    Richard Aviles
    Senior Analyst, Program Evaluation

    Richard previously worked as a Research Analyst for the Bureau of Performance Management at the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families and as an editor and technical writer for a nonprofit organization working in the field of labor rights. He has a bachelor’s degree in history from Oberlin College, a master’s degree in history from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He has expertise in quantitative analysis, research design, and performance management. His primary research interests include institutional cultures of public school districts, the barriers facing English language learners, and the political and institutional obstacles to closing the opportunity gap and achieving equity in public education.


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    Sophie Gullett
    Senior Analyst, Program Evaluation

    Sophie began working in DPS as a graduate research assistant with the Imaginarium and has since held various roles in the district, most recently working as the data analyst within the Portfolio Management Team. She holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Colorado State University and a dual master's in Research and Evaluation Methods and Learning, Developmental, and Family Sciences from the University of Colorado - Denver. Her current research interests are related to teachers' experiences of work-family conflict.


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    Stefanie Pleiss
    Manager, Research & Evaluation

    Stefanie brings almost ten years of analysis to the Program Evaluation Team.  She most recently was a Senior Analyst on AR&D’s Reporting and Data Support team and prior to that she was an English Language Acquisition analyst. Before life at DPS, Stefanie worked at Regis University as Assistant Director of Student Information Systems and Reporting, managing a team focused on admission and enrollment data and analysis.  Formerly, Stefanie taught English abroad, was an ESL paraprofessional, and has enjoyed volunteer teaching English to refugees in Denver.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Nebraska, a master’s degree in International Relations and a master’s degree in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution from Creighton University.

CONTACT


  • Research & Evaluation
    Impact Office
    1860 Lincoln St., 10th Floor
    Denver, CO 80203

    Elizabeth Stock

    Elizabeth Stock
    Director, Research & Evaluation

    Brooks Rosenquist
    Site Manager
    brooks_rosenquist@dpsk12.org