|Washington, DC Coordinators|
Jackie Boddie, Ed.D., is a life-long educator committed to social justice. To achieve social justice she strives to influence the creation and sustainability of positive academic and social outcomes demonstrated by efficient student learning, positive school cultures, effective professional development, excellent teachers and purposeful community involvement.
Dr. Boddie was a high school administrator in Maryland. As a middle school principal there, she was responsible for turning around a school lagging behind in student growth and development. Since leaving the principalship, she has been an adjunct professor at Trinity University in the education department working with aspiring teachers and school leaders. Other professional experiences include K-12 regional teacher supervision in Maryland and charter school program evaluation at the DC Public Charter School Board, as a school accountability specialist. Her doctoral dissertation is a study in the turn-around phenomenon of African American male adolescents in high school. She owns her own educational consulting company, Dr. Jackie Boddie Consulting LLC, and is presently a national trainer with the Center for Teacher Effectiveness.
Dr. Boddie has been a DC EPFP Coordinator and actively involved as an EPFP consultant for nine years.
Ms. Shaewitz leads the Disability and Rehabilitation practice area of American Institutes for Research to improve competitive employment outcomes for qualified adults with disabilities, and she directs projects to support accountability, research, and professional development for the adult literacy field. Her disability focus is primarily on knowledge translation, supporting researchers and practitioners to identify and use innovative strategies to improve the provision and effective use of services. In her practice area role, she brings significant networking skills to building collaborative teams across organizations to address the challenges faced by adults with disabilities and adults with low literacy. Her work includes technical assistance and training, qualitative research, and policy development and support. Ms. Shaewitz serves as the co-coordinator for the DC EPFP site.
Amy D. Yamashiro, Ed.D., works as an Education Research Scientist for the U.S. Department of Education, Institutes of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). In this role, she serves as Special Assistant to the Acting Commissioner and the Associate Commissioner of the Assessment Division at NCES. One of Dr. Yamashiro’s key responsibilities is to serve as the point-person for the achievement levels of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as “the Nation’s Report Card,” which is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America’s students know and can do in various subject areas.
Previously, Dr. Yamashiro served as Data Coordinator for the Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth, and Families (APCYF), a community-led advisory group comprised of community volunteers, Arlington County and Arlington Public Schools (APS) staff. As Data Coordinator, she collected, analyzed, and reported data on the status of children, youth, and families, including health behaviors, attitudes, and needs. Prior to this, Dr. Yamashiro served as Accountability Analyst for Alexandria City Public Schools. As Accountability Analyst, she assessed programs and curriculum as applied within the school division; assisted in the development of new ideas, programs, assessment tools, and classroom protocols; and developed testing and measurement methods to be used to evaluate needs and progress of a variety of activities within the school division. Earlier roles included working as a Research Analyst at the American Institutes for Research (AIR) to support the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) commonly known as the "Nation's Report Card,” as a Research Director at Pearson Clinical Assessments conducting research to develop assessments and intervention curricula specifically designed for special needs students, and as the Lead Researcher at the University of Michigan's English Language Institute overseeing research and development of two large-scale international Certificate Test Programs designed to assess English language proficiency. She began her educational career teaching English at an international high school in Japan.
Dr. Yamashiro earned her doctoral degree in education at Temple University, an MA in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from the School for International Training, and a BA in Psychology from Yale. She is Dual Certified in PreK-12 English and ESOL in DC, Maryland, Vermont, and Virginia. She has taught graduate courses at the University of Michigan, Temple University, and George Mason University in language assessment, foundations of multicultural education, and curriculum development for language learners. In 2009-10, she participated in the Education Policy Fellows Program (EPFP) DC Cohort. She has published numerous articles and edited several volumes on English language learners and language assessment, and has presented at numerous local, state, national, and international conferences.