Rachel manages research activities across the Teaching Systems Lab to ensure a robust agenda of funding, research, and publication. Previously, she was a senior researcher at the American Institutes for Research, leading federal, state and district K-12 research and evaluation. At AIR, Rachel led an online community of practice supporting state education agency leaders in the design and implementation of their school accountability systems. She began her career teaching a fourth and fifth grade bilingual class in New York City. She holds an EdD and EdM from Harvard University.