EMILY KENTON, M.A.

Research Scientist. Emily has over 10 years of experience in the educational arena. Her expertise includes research and proposal writing, technical assistance, professional development, management of project implementation logistics, and analysis of program effectiveness. She also has extensive experience in quality assurance across both digital and print materials as well as in marketing in the education sector. Emily has an M.A. in Social Foundations of Education from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Experience


Research Scientist,  Activate Research, Inc.

Washington, D.C.
Mar 2016 – Present

Provide support for research projects and business development activities

  • Collaborate on analysis and production of education research
  • Write and edit proposal materials for business development
  • Execute 508 compliance work
  • Support publication process for the National Center for Education Statistics Statistic in Brief

Consultant,  Student Achievement Partners

New York, NY (work performed remotely 100% of time)
Mar 2014 – Present

Support nonprofit organization’s Digital Team

  • Manage logistics of user testing to ensure effectiveness of web-based resources for teachers
  • Perform QA across both printed and online resources, including copyediting of blog posts

K-12 Product Associate, Kaplan K12 Learning Services

New York, NY (work performed remotely part-time)
Sept 2008 – Aug 2015

Supported Client Services Team with Request for Proposals (RFP) process

  • Researched opportunities and helped write submissions
  • Collected, formatted, and maintained database of documents related to proposals
  • Analyzed program results data in support of educational partnerships as needed

Supported Implementation Team

  • Analyzed 300+ online weekly teacher reports for reading intervention program
  • Distilled critical information necessary for follow-up and corrective action

Analyst, The Tuscany Group

Baltimore, MD (work performed remotely, part-time)
Feb 2013 – May 2013

Provided research assistance to consulting group

  • Researched and synthesized information to support multiple projects in the education sector, including investigation into the development of a virtual learning community as well as a new graduate degree program

Implementation Manager, Kaplan K12 Learning Services

Washington, DC
Oct 2005 – Feb 2008

Ensured successful implementation of all Kaplan products and services in Mid-Atlantic region

  • Directed large-scale implementation of contract for after-school tutoring program at 18 school sites in Washington, DC, with supervision of 1 full-time employee and approximately 95 part-time employees
  • Presented professional development workshops and teacher training presentations

Faculty Manager, Kaplan Test Prep & Admissions

Washington, DC
Jun 2004 – Oct 2005

Implemented academic policy for part-time faculty at 5 Kaplan centers

  • Created and maintained scheduling plan for the training of potential teachers
  • Conducted approximately 8 teacher development sessions per month
  • Coordinated communication with and evaluation of 10 part-time teacher trainers

Intern, The Urban Institute

Washington, DC
Spring 2004

Assisted with research related to the implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act

  • Helped with administration of commissioned state and district survey
EDUCATION
M.A., Social Foundations of Education
University of Maryland at College Park, College Park, MD

 B.A., University Scholars
Baylor University, Waco, TX