Careers in International Education

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Dr. Paul St. John Frisoli is a Senior Program Specialist, supporting the Children on the Move work at the LEGO Foundation. His programmatic and research experience have focused on play-based social-emotional learning, well-being, and comprehensive teacher professional development within conflict and crisis settings. He has worked on a range of education in emergencies programming over the last 20 years, specifically working with the International Rescue Committee and FHI 360. His doctoral research at the University of Massachusetts explored the connections between teachers’ continuous professional learning communities and their social-emotional well-being in acute conflict settings. He has published peer-reviewed education in emergencies articles and has been an active member of INEE and the USAID EiCC Network.

Kavita Hatipoglu is a Senior Program Officer at Results for Development (R4D), where she leads collaborative learning engagements in early childhood development, education, health, and evidence-informed policymaking. Across sectors, she has expertise in bringing together diverse stakeholders – from direct service providers to Ministry officials – to critically evaluate barriers and then co-develop solutions to address those barriers. Her current projects focus on amplifying the role research institutions play in evidence-informed policymaking, both at the regional level through work supported by the USAID Asia Bureau, and globally through the Partnership for Evidence and Equity in Responsive Social Systems (PEERSS) and work supported by IDRC and the Hewlett Foundation. At R4D, through the Early Childhood Workforce Initiative, she has led country-level analyses of services to strengthen nurturing care and led the implementation of the Home Visiting Workforce Needs Assessment Tool, as well as focused on the delivery and evaluation of parenting programs.

Christabel Pinto is an educator with more than 20 years of experience teaching children, facilitating teacher professional development, designing education programs, and engaging communities in Africa, Asia, and the United States. In her role as the Vice President for Literacy at Room to Read, she leads the design and execution of Room to Read’s literacy portfolio across 21 countries with the goal of ensuring all children acquire both the skills to read and a deep desire to do so. Prior to joining Room to Read, Christabel was a Senior Specialist for Education at Save the Children. Christabel’s expertise in education crosses subject and age boundaries. Previously, she has designed early grade numeracy programs; worked with young adolescents, teaching them math, science, and Sexual and Reproductive Health; and she served as a guest lecturer on child and adolescent development at San Francisco State University.

Dr. Jonathan Stern is the Research and Evaluation Lead in the International Education division at RTI International. He has over 18 years of experience in research design, educational measurement and assessment, quantitative methods, and program monitoring and evaluation. Dr. Stern has provided technical expertise and assistance to education programs and ministries of education in more than twenty countries throughout his career. He currently serves as the Principal Investigator for two large-scale, cross-country research initiatives: the Gates-funded Learning at Scale (investigating 14 of the most successful early grade reading and mathematics programs across the globe) and the LEGO Foundation-funded Play Accelerator (serving as evaluator and research partner for five ‘learning through play’ focused implementation programs in five countries).

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