Senior Associate, Evidence-Based Practice Group
Ilene Berman is a senior associate for education, where she is a member of the team developing the Evidence2Success framework to help public systems, schools and communities partner to improve child well-being. She also oversees grants that expand the availability and utilization of evidence-based programs.
Before joining the Foundation in February 2011, Berman was program director at the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices Education Division and led projects on policy issues, including Common Core State Standards, high school redesign, school choice and literacy. In addition to authoring publications on these topics, she has been a member of national advisory boards dedicated to advancing education reform.
Berman has also served as a director at the Council for Basic Education and National Clearinghouse for Comprehensive School Reform. She taught high school English for eight years in Washington, D.C., and graduate courses at George Washington University.
She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in English and education, a master’s degree in liberal studies from St. John’s College, and a doctorate of education in education policy and administration from George Washington University.