Senior Vice President, Quality, Solutions and Impact
Rebecca has her finger on the pulse of early education. She is currently the Senior Vice President, Advancing Systems and Impact at the Ounce of Prevention Fund in Chicago. Prior to joining the Ounce, Rebecca was the Chief Strategy Officer at Teachstone where she set the company’s strategic vision while working with states and school districts nationwide to implement the CLASS system. Rebecca has worn many hats in her life. In addition to being a mom of two, she has worked in public and private schools as an early interventionist, an early childhood teacher, an early childhood special education teacher, an autism specialist, and a school administrator. She holds a Ph. D in research, policy, and administration from the University of Virginia, where she has also worked as a teacher preparation faculty member and researcher. You can see Rebecca presenting at international, national and state conferences on improving teacher-child interactions; the birth through third grade continuum; the use of data to drive improvement; creating quality birth to five systems, and many more topics. In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys cheering on UVA athletics, traveling to warm locales, pushing trucks with her personal trainer, and ballet dancing, including performing in the Nutcracker.