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Richard Feistman, Ph.D.

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National Director of Evaluation

Richard (he/him) is the National Director of Evaluation of Teach Plus. In this role Richard monitors the collection of valid and reliable data that informs on the effectiveness and impact of Teach Plus Programs, supports regions with their usage of various data systems, and ensures the collection and analysis of data concerning the internal health of the organization. Richard is an educational leader and mixed-methods researcher with expertise in program evaluation, data management, statistics, and family science. Working at the national, state, and local level, he has lead, evaluated, and published on several projects in the realms of teacher leadership, school improvement, family and community engagement, family-life education, employment and engagement of teen fathers, and Title I related school programming.

Richard’s work is informed by his experience as an educator within higher education, the New Hampshire Department of Education, and the New York City public schools. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from Columbia University, an M.A. in Social Studies Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in Family Studies with a specialization in Human Rights Leadership from the University of Missouri.