MEP Governance


MEP is governed by the MEP Directors and Advisory Council.


Advisory Council

The MEP Advisory Council made up of MMSD staff and UW faculty meets with MEP directors quarterly to (1) advise MEP directors and staff on key decisions for the partnership’s growth and development, use and distribution of research products, and ways to sustain the partnership; (2) provide thoughtful reviews of new lines of work, grant proposals, and research products prior to release; and (3) share information about MEP’s mission and work with others in their networks.

The MEP Directors meet throughout the year with the WCER Director and MMSD Superintendent for progress reporting and vision alignment.

Madison Metropolitan School District

Leia Esser
Executive Director of Student & Staff Support

Cynthia Green
Associate Superintendent of Teaching & Learning

TJ McCray
Deputy Superintendent

University of Wisconsin

David Klingbeil
Educational Psychology

Hala Ghousseini
Curriculum and Instruction

Kylie Klein
American Institutes of Research