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Lisa Hood, PhD

Lisa Hood, PhD is a Senior Policy Analyst and Researcher in the Center for the Study of Education Policy (CSEP) at Illinois State University. In this role, Dr. Hood researches and develops policies, practices, and resources to create seamless B-12 education and care systems at the state and local levels. A large focus of her work has been on the role of school and district leaders in creating aligned B-12 systems. Currently, Dr. Hood is leading a project that is developing a clearinghouse of videos of early childhood teachers with supporting resources and artifacts to develop leaders and teachers who understand developmentally appropriate practice and can connect these practices to the Danielson Framework for Teaching and teacher and leader evaluation and professional development. Dr. Hood also administers the B-3 Continuity Project that provides B-3 alignment supports to participating districts and programs in the Illinois Preschool Development Grant program. Finally, Dr. Hood is also a member of the ISU Evaluation Team that serves as the external program evaluator for the Illinois State Board of Education’s Illinois Multi-Tiered System of Support Network. In the past, Dr. Hood was instrumental in redesigning Illinois state policies related to the preparation of early childhood teachers, principals, and superintendents and continues to support these policies through the work of state policy groups and in the development of resources and supports. Lisa Hood earned a doctorate in Educational Psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Pamela Rosa, EdD

Pamela Rosa, EdD is an award-winning principal and professional development consultant. She is passionate about helping educational leaders – both teachers and administrators, build collaborative partnerships that lead to systematic and sustained improvement. A Charter Member of the Danielson Group, Pam Rosa has worked directly with founder Charlotte Danielson to help every type of district develop measurable and sustainable teaching and leadership effectiveness processes. Dr. Rosa consults with districts to build customized in-house expertise in: implementing the Framework for Teaching (Danielson, 2013), developing teaching and leader evaluation systems, and aligning teacher and principal mentoring/coaching approaches. Dr. Rosa also conducts research on leader and teacher effectiveness with a focus on: evaluation observation and conversation practices that support professional practices (Fourth – 12th grade), evaluation practices related to the Framework for Teaching in early learning grades (PreK-3rd Grade), and the integration of the Framework for Teaching and Common Core instruction in the teaching/student learning process. Pamela Rosa earned a doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.


Early Childhood Video Advisory Group Members:

  • Cathy Main, University of Illinois, Chicago, College of Education
  • Kris Pennington, McLean County Unit #5 School District, Brigham Early Learning Center
  • Antoinette Taylor, Exceptional Needs Consultant
  • Karen McCarthy, Illinois State Board of Education, Early Childhood Division
  • Bernadette Laumann, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois Early Learning Project
  • Jac McBride, STAR NET Region II
  • Nancy Kind, STAR NET Region II
  • Courtney Hresja, The McCormick Foundation
  • Debra Pacciano, The Ounce of Prevention
  • Marsha Hawley, Lead Learn Excel, The Ounce of Prevention
  • Arlin Peebles, Illinois Principals Association
  • Zipporah Hightower, Chicago Public Schools, Office of Principal Quality
  • Denise Welter, Midwest Principals Association
  • Jill Donnel, Illinois State University, School of Teaching and Learning
  • Cindy Berrey, The Illinois Resource Center, Center for Early Childhood Professional Development
  • Rich Voltz, Illinois Association of School Administrators
  • Lauri Morrison Frichtl, Illinois Head Start Association
  • Joni Scritchlow, Illinois Network for Child Care Referral Networks
  • Shannon Becker, Illinois State Board of Education, Educator Effectiveness Division
  • Lynette Mehall, Illinois State University, Education Administration and Foundation
  • Kelli Appel, Illinois State University, Special Education
  • Jaclyn Vasquez, The Erikson Institute
  • Emily Simon, Chicago Public Schools, Office of Early Childhood Education
  • Peggy Ondera, Unit School District #46
  • Karen Smith, Unit School District #46
  • Sandra Warner, West Chicago District #33, Early Learning Center
  • Carmen Bergmann, McLean County Unit #5 School District
  • Fakelia Guyton, DuPage Early Childhood Collaboration
  • Jack Barshinger, Aurora University, Education Administration
  • Wilma Valero
  • Kali Goldberg, Round Lake School District #116
  • Sharon Frys, Regional Office of Education DuPage County
  • Darlene Ruscitti, Regional Office of Education Dupage County