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Consulting for the 21st Century

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ICF understands the multifaceted challenges faced by today’s educational environment. We work with educators and stakeholders to identify what programs and policies work best to produce positive student and teacher outcomes. Watch this video as ICF’s thought leaders share their story about how we are helping clients make a positive impact on the lives of our next generation of learners in areas such as: 

  • Community Engagement
  • Improving Student Achievement
  • Research + Evaluation
  • Supporting Learning Across a Lifetime
  • Training + Technical Assistance
  • Appalachian Region Education
  • Building Capacity for Educational Improvement
  • Dropout Prevention
  • International Early Childhood Education
  • Professional Development for Child Care Providers + Teachers
  • State Early Childhood Education
  • Technical Assistance to Tribal Communities

Authored By

  • Helene Jennings

    Senior FellowICF International

    Helene Jennings is responsible for education research and evaluation studies, including literacy studies, English language learners (ELLs), science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), educational technology, and international educational programs. She has directed many community service, social services, welfare-related research, and technical assistance assignments. She has also conducted numerous education studies and is skilled in both survey and case study methodologies. Her expertise includes evaluation design; instrument development for telephone, in-person, mail, or online surveys; working with advisory panels; conducting focus groups; training data collectors; and producing final reports in engaging and audience-appropriate formats.

  • Tracy Roberts

    Vice PresidentICF International

    Tracy Roberts oversees research, evaluation, and technical assistance efforts focusing on improving outcomes for students in K–12, postsecondary, and adult settings. Major projects include ED's Reform Support Network, which provides technical assistance to Race to the Top grantees; ED's Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, which provides research to practice services in four states (Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania) and the District of Columbia; and the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Drug Free Communities National Evaluation, which synthesizes local grantee data and provides technical assistance on local grantee evaluation efforts. In addition to U.S. federal projects, Mr. Roberts oversees an extensive portfolio of state and local work focusing on topics such as charter schools, virtual learning, and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

  • Melissa Zwahr

    Vice PresidentICF International

    Melissa Zwahr has more than 16 years of experience in social science research and training and technical assistance. Dr. Zwahr provides oversight to ICF's early education training and technical assistance and research services and oversees the development of proposals, marketing materials, conference submissions, and manuscripts for publication. She is an experienced manager with proficiency in performance measurement, program evaluation, and training and technical assistance. Her subject matter expertise encompasses a broad range of domains, including child care and early education; military family support; and quality of life programs, youth programs, and gerontology.

Insight Details

Published: Sep 12, 2012
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Maureen Murphy


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