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Angela Minnici, Ph.D.

American Institutes for Research
Director, Center on Great Teachers and Leaders

Angela Minnici, Ph.D., is Principal Researcher in the Education Program at the American Institutes for Research. She is also the Director of the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, a federally funded comprehensive center dedicated to advancing state efforts to grow, respect and retain great teachers and leaders. As principal researcher, Dr. Minnici coordinates, supports and leads project teams dedicated to the development and implementation of tools and processes designed to improve educator effectiveness, particularly those focused on evaluation of educators. Her work focuses at both the state and district level, and she has worked with clients such as the Mississippi Department of Education to streamline and redesign their teacher evaluation system for statewide use as well as with the East St. Louis School District to design and implement a new educator evaluation process that includes measures of student growth.

Dr. Minnici has held various positions in education and research and worked with diverse education stakeholders such as federal and state policymakers, teachers, administrators, parents and other education organizations. Prior to joining AIR, Dr. Minnici was the associate director of educational issues at the American Federation of Teachers and was charged with incorporating original and current research to assist in the development of policy, publications and technical assistance to improve teacher quality. In addition, Dr. Minnici was the project director for the AFT’s federal Investing in Innovation (i3) grant whose goal was to support the implementation of rigorous and comprehensive teacher evaluation systems in 10 districts across New York and Rhode Island. Dr. Minnici earned her doctorate in administrative and policy studies from the University of Pittsburgh.

My Moderators Sessions

Wednesday, June 19

10:00am CDT