Brigid Brennan is the Director of the New York Network at Prepared To Teach, leading efforts to shift the teacher preparation landscape in the state so that funded residencies become the norm for aspiring teachers. She brings to the work extensive experience with both quantitative and qualitative research methods, as well as experience with education policy at state and local levels.
Prior to joining Prepared To Teach, Brigid worked as an Associate in Education Research and Supervisor for the Office of Accountability in the New York State Department of Education. She managed department initiatives related to the state’s student growth model—a covariate-adjustment regression model—for educator and institutional accountability purposes, including conducting post-hoc analyses to inform state leadership’s understanding of student growth outcomes and developing policy recommendations for the refinement of the model. She managed a team of analysts to increase the accuracy and efficiency of accountability determinations, including by modeling the inclusion of new, non-academic indicators of student outcomes in accountability systems. She also worked in research and evaluation for New Leaders, an alternative residency model principal preparation program.