•  About Research and Evaluation

    The role of the Research and Evaluation department is to inform decision-making and policy with evidence. We use and recommend several data collection methods, including direct stakeholder engagement and extant data sources. We ensure high-quality data collection through strategically partnering and working closely with school communities.

    Our team:

    • Evaluates district programs and manages external evaluations;
    • Conducts districtwide surveys, interviews, focus groups, and other qualitative data collection activities;
    • Conducts descriptive and inferential statistical analyses;
    • Provides research and evaluation support to district departments;
    • Reviews and approves external research projects; and  
    • Supports the district's Strategic Plan and other important initiatives.

    Contact research@pps.net for more information.


Liz Gilkey, JD, PhD
Research & Evaluation Manager
Jordan Vossen, PhD
Evaluator III
Nathan Johnson, PhD
Evaluator III
Anna Kushner, MA
Evaluator II