The research liaison handles a substantial amount of work by responding to data inquiries and overseeing the production of data extracts. The position also serves as an alternate to the Chief Accountability Officer in Steering Committee meetings.
Dr. Bo McCready, MMSD, Director of Research & Program Evaluation
The Steering Committee is comprised of three representatives from MMSD and three representatives from UW–Madison. They are charged with defining the current topical focus of the partnership, evaluating competitive grant applications, approving specific projects, and monitoring ongoing MEP-directed and supported work. The Steering Committee meets on a quarterly basis, rotating meeting locations between UW–Madison and MMSD.
Steering Committee Members
Dr. John Diamond, UW–Madison, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis
Dr. Rich Halverson, UW–Madison, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis
Ricardo Jara, MMSD, Chief of Staff
Dr. Ethan Netterstrom, MMSD, Director of Curriculum & Instruction (Interim)
Andrew Statz, MMSD, Research, Accountability & Data Use
Dr. Erica Turner, UW–Madison, Educational Policy Studies
The Advisory Group advises the partnership on critical issues related to the Madison community and district context, informs the committee of other relevant work developing or underway at different levels of government and in the private sector, and represents the partnership to other constituencies in Madison. The Advisory Group meets with the Steering Committee biannually to learn about MEP’s progress, react to emergent issues, and guide the Steering Committee and the Directors as it considers future directions for MEP work. The Advisory Group members were chosen by the MMSD Superintendent and the WCER Executive Director, in consultation with the MEP Directors. Members represent University, District, and community agencies from around Madison.
Hedi Rudd, Manager, Center for Resillient Cities
Karen Coller, Executive Director, Centro Hispano Dane County
Kaleem Caire, CEO, Founder, City Early Learning
Colleen Clark-Bernhardt, Equity and Criminal Justice Council Coordinator, Dane County
Sue Abplanalp, Principal, Frank Allis Elementary, MMSD
Nancy Hanks, Chief of Schools, MMSD
Pat Wongkit, Program Director, Northport Community Learning Center
Valerie Klessig-Palm, Teacher, Nuestro Mundo Community School, MMSD
Leslie Orrantia, Office of the Chancellor, Community Relations, UW–Madison
Coral Manning, Child Care Program Coordinator, City of Madison