Grace McCarty is an Associate Director of Research Strategy and Policy at CPRL. At CPRL, Grace has led a number of research efforts focused on high-quality instructional materials and aligned professional learning, high-dosage tutoring, and school-family partnership. In addition, Grace has supported domestic and international nonprofits, state departments of education, school districts, and philanthropies to research and craft strategic plans and measurement approaches in partnership with key stakeholders. Prior to joining CPRL, Grace wrote conceptual mathematics curricula for a network of 40+ schools, and coached novice teachers on pedagogical practice. She began her career as a special education teacher in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Grace earned her JD from New York University School of Law, and holds an MS in Childhood Education/Special Education from Touro College as well as a BA from Columbia University.