SRC Welcomes New Evaluation Director to Team
July 6th, 2016 | by SRC
School Readiness Consulting (SRC) is pleased to welcome Laura Hawkinson, Ph.D., as our Evaluation Division Director. Dr. Hawkinson comes to SRC with over 15 years of experience conducting applied research on early childhood programs and policies. She has content expertise in child development and early childhood education, and methodological expertise in research design and quantitative analysis. Dedicated to improving outcomes for young children, her prior work has focused on quality rating and improvement systems, Head Start and Early Head Start, state prekindergarten, and child care subsidies. She previously served as a Principal Investigator, Project Director, co-PI, and lead analyst on a number of early childhood education projects at the American Institutes for Research (AIR), and has held positions at the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER), MDRC and Mathematica Policy Research. She previously taught in a toddler classroom for children living in homeless shelters. Dr. Hawkinson has a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, and was an Institute for Education Sciences pre-doctoral fellow.
At SRC, Dr. Hawkinson will oversee our evaluation portfolio and team, and will also serve as principal investigator on projects within our growing evaluation portfolio. As a member of the executive leadership team, she will contribute to SRC’s strategic vision and will help ensure that our work is aligned with our mission and commitment to educational equity. We are delighted that Dr. Hawkinson has joined our team, and look forward to the contributions she will make to the quality of our work and the relationships with our partners.