We facilitate partnerships by building connections between educators, researchers, policy makers, administrators, and community members across the state of Wisconsin
We promote engagement by creating opportunities for stakeholders to meet collaborate on shared interests.
We help transform research into professional learning, practice, and informed policy development.
Rich Halverson is the Co- Director of the Network and the Grand Challenges Initiative. He is also a Professor in the Department of Education Leadership and Policy Analysis. He holds affiliate appointments in Educational Psychology, and Curriculum and Instruction Departments, and is a Fellow at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. He a Wisconsin native, a former K-12 teacher and administrator.
Jack Jorgensen is the Co- Director of the Network. He was employed for more than 20 years with the Madison Metropolitan School District, including 10 years as the Executive Director for the Department of Educational Services. He received his Ph.D. in Special Education from the UW-Madison.
Sarah Archibald is the Associate Director of The Network, and the Co-Director of the Grand Challenges Initiative. She is also a Researcher at the Wisconsin Evaluation Collaborative and a Faculty Associate in ELPA, where she teaches Politics of Education. Additionally, Sarah worked at the Wisconsin State Capitol, where she advised Governor Doyle on Race to the Top and worked with Senator Olsen.