Erin Beard, NWEA

Erin Beard has more than 17 years of practice as a secondary teacher-leader in southern Oregon, where she lives with her partner, three children, four cats, and one dog. Erin is a content design coordinator for NWEA and received her DEd in educational methods, policy, and leadership from the University of Oregon in 2020. Her dissertation explored the intersection of student-involved assessment for learning, equity, and trauma-informed practices. She currently collaborates with her NWEA colleagues to generate professional learning experiences and thought leadership in the areas of responsive teaching and learning, student goal setting, and quality classroom assessment.