Winsome Waite,PhD, leads a portfolio of work that bridges research to inform education policies and practices for state, district and school leaders. Working within national nonprofits, Dr. Waite has managed large scale federal and state funded projects in areas such as education research, school improvement, leadership development, science of adolescent learning, and school redesign. Over her career, Dr. Waite has partnered with state superintendents and commissioners, district superintendents, local school boards, and principals to design a plethora of strategic plans and approaches that align to current policies, standards, research, and evidence, and have provided a wide range of technical assistance and coaching supports to ensure effective and sustained implementation efforts.
Dr. Waite has served in many instructional leadership roles in K-12 education. She has had extensive leadership responsibilities for school improvement and leadership development, has taught in the K12 system and at the graduate school level, and have authored and presented on various topics at many national and regional conferences. Dr. Waite earned Bachelors’ degrees in elementary and early childhood education; a Masters’ in Education in K-12 curriculum and instruction from the University of Maryland; and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in education leadership from Notre Dame of Maryland University. Dr. Waite’s academic and experiential background have been laser focused on addressing the needs of students who have been historically underserved by education systems.