Grace A McCarty

Grace McCarty is an Associate Director of Research Strategy and Policy at CPRL. At CPRL, Grace has supported a number of research efforts focused on high-quality instructional materials and aligned professional learning, high-dosage tutoring, and school-family partnerships. Grace has deep experience facilitating meaningful interactions within diverse stakeholder groups, sharing knowledge on effective practices, supporting peer-to-peer problem solving, and crafting strategic plans and measurement approaches together with partners. Grace has supported domestic and international nonprofits, state departments of education, school districts, and philanthropies. Her published research includes Staying the Course, a study of Delaware’s implementation of high quality instructional material, and Curriculum-Based Professional Learning: The State of the Field. 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 J.D. from New York University School of Law, and holds an M.S. in childhood education/special education from Touro College and  a B.A. from Columbia University.