Internal City Schools Board

Co-Chairs

Faith Connolly (Ph.D. in Public Policy, University of Maryland) joined BERC as Executive Director in August, 2010, to lead strategic development of expanding the consortium by establishing a lead role in communication raising funds, managing research teams and partnerships, and working with our Executive Committee and Advisory Committee to shape BERC’s future research agendas and priorities. Faith earned her undergraduate degree from Harvard University, master’s degrees from the University of Hartford and the Johns Hopkins University, and doctorate in public policy from the University of Maryland. Her past professional experiences include being a dropout prevention mathematics teacher, assistant to the chief of accountability for Baltimore City Public Schools (2001-2004), director of accountability for Montgomery County Public Schools (2004-2007), and has served as the vice-president of the American Education Research Association Division H, Research, Evaluation and Assessment in Schools.

Theresa D. Jones (B.S., American University, MBA, Duke University, M. Ed., Broad Center for the Management of School Systems) is the Chief Achievement and Accountability Officer at Baltimore City Schools.   She previously served as Director of Effectiveness and School Evaluation and Accountability, overseeing implementation of new evaluation tools for staff and schools and the use of data to inform professional development and school improvement. Before joining City Schools, she led teacher and principal evaluation work for Prince George’s County Public Schools. Jones received a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the Broad Center for the Management of School Systems and holds an MBA from Duke University and a bachelor’s degree in Biology from American University.

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