|Kirstin Pryor, M.S.
Education and professional development, strategic planning and facilitation, program evaluation
With a background in urban education, professional development and school reform initiatives, Ms. Pryor is adept at helping schools and collaborative groups build capacity to use data for decision-making. Her focus is on using qualitative and quantitative methods to assess needs, implementation and outcomes in order to position leaders in human services and education to allocate resources and manage people effectively.
- Monitoring and supporting implementation of the Rochester (NY) City School District strategic plan, advising on metrics, surveying stakeholders, identifying bottlenecks in the rollout, and reporting to district leadership and the community
- Evaluating a university program seeking to increase college readiness among urban high school students
- Evaluating Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection, a Rochester NY-based youth intervention program that seeks to increase high school graduation rates
- Qualitative evaluation of a foundation’s mini-grant program funding 129 organizations in an effort to combat childhood obesity
- Evaluation of a regional national service program that places AmeriCorps members in non-profit organizations to tutor and promote civic engagement
- Technical assistance in evaluation design to 2 public elementary schools receiving multi-year grants intended to increase the prevalence of healthy weight students
- Needs assessment of the veteran population and services in a downstate NY county
- Assessment of service gaps and local solutions for veterans in 2 upstate NY regions, with a focus on strengthening reintegration of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans into communities and families post combat
- Development of a training manual to support NY 2-1-1 staff in implementing new evaluation plan
- Assistance with a 7-county community indicators project
- Research and facilitation support for a Catholic diocese’s strategic planning process
- Research, facilitation and preliminary evaluation design for a literacy initiative seeking to improve literacy outcomes across a city
- Research involving school districts for a major study identifying opportunities on Long Island for increased service sharing
- Support for a study assessing the economic impact of a downstate NY medical center
- Research for study assessing how to restructure several city departments
B.A. in Psychology from Georgetown University and M.S. in Curriculum and Teaching from the University of Rochester
Ms. Pryor joined CGR in 2007. For the previous 9 years she taught middle school and provided staff development and teacher support in the Baltimore public school system. In addition, she was selected by Baltimore central office, school board, and district-university partnerships to provide feedback and recommendations on systemic concerns, curriculum changes, and implementation of new structures to support or improve instruction.