Nick’s main interests lie at the intersection of continuous improvement, data analysis and instructional practice. He is most excited by the process of using data to align educational programs with organizational strategies and goals. His recent work includes a multi-year performance management project to align instruction with the rigor of the FL standards, a project to understand how a state-led ELA professional learning program was impacting instructional practice in districts, and a pilot data-linking project that combined data from six early-childhood education providers to expose areas of regional strength an opportunity.

He was first able to blend his love of technology and education as co-manager of the Rural Education Action Project’s Computer Assisted Learning study. He organized software development and the deployment of hundreds of computers to Beijing area migrant schools. Prior to living and working in China, Nick ran leadership programs for the Haas Center for Public Service at Stanford, led a team that raised more than $200,000 for Partners in Health and worked an independent IT consultant for seven years.

Nick is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School and is fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese.