Michael McGarrah, B.A.

Michael McGarrah is a Research Associate at AIR and currently works with the Center for Technology Implementation (CTI) to develop website materials, manage the resource database, and write for the PowerUp What Works Tech Matters Blog. In his other projects at AIR, McGarrah investigates best practices for measuring and supporting teacher quality, leads product development for the SEL Solutions technical assistance service line, and works with states to evaluate and further develop college and career readiness standards. He has also worked on early childhood education research projects—such as the Chicago Longitudinal Study—and in developmental psychology research, at the University of Minnesota’s Institute of Child Development. Prior to joining AIR, McGarrah spent a year in Madrid, Spain, on a Fulbright Grant teaching English, and providing teacher professional development, in the Madrid bilingual public schools system. McGarrah holds a B.A. in Child Psychology, summa cum laude, from the University of Minnesota.

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