NWEA Adds Renowned English Literacy Arts Expert to Its Content and Design Team

Miah Daughtery, Ed.D., will lead English literacy efforts in content advocacy and design


Portland, Ore. – Oct. 6, 2020 – Miah Daughtery, Ed.D., is the new Director of Content Advocacy and Design focused on English Literacy Arts (ELA) for NWEA – a not-for-profit assessment provider. Daughtery brings more than 20 years of expertise in guiding ELA strategies while serving as a middle and high school teacher, instructional specialist, state coordinator, director of literacy and executive director of professional learning. At NWEA, she will lead efforts to support ELA educators more holistically; helping develop the organization’s content perspective and lead design of new products and services related to assessment, professional learning, and school improvement.

“Miah has an impressive background that includes wide and relevant variety of experience, a network of thought leaders, an excellent reputation in the ELA landscape, and a passion for helping students and educators,” said Amanda Fritz, Sr. Vice President of Content Solutions at NWEA. “I’m so excited to have Miah join our team and continue our efforts to enhance the quality of our content to ultimately provide educators with the tools they need to effectively target instruction.”

Daughtery’s most recent position was as Executive Director of Content and Professional Learning for Odell Education where she led the development and management of the Integrated Writing Units for Science and Social Studies. Prior to that, she served as Director of ELA and Literacy for Achieve, Inc. where she led the development of “Strong Standards: A Review of Changes to State Standards Since the Common Core” and provided technical assistance to states by review and providing feedback on their proposed revisions of their ELA standards. As the ELA coordinator for the Tennessee Department of Education, her primary responsibility was to create the ELA portion of TNReady, the state’s 3-11 summative assessment.  And for Clark County School District in Las Vegas, NV, she led efforts in professional development, standards alignment and curricular review. Daughtery holds an Ed.D. in Public Policy & Educational Administration from Vanderbilt University, a Master’s in Reading Education from Wayne State University and a B.A. in English from the University of Michigan.

About NWEA

NWEA® is a mission-driven, not-for-profit organization that supports students and educators worldwide by creating assessment solutions that precisely measure growth and proficiency—and provide insights to help tailor instruction. Educators in more than 10,000 schools, districts, and education agencies in 146 countries rely on our flagship interim assessment, MAP® Growth™; our progress monitoring and skills mastery tool, MAP® Skills™; our reading fluency and comprehension assessment, MAP® Reading Fluency™ ; our personalized learning tool powered by Khan Academy, MAP® Accelerator™; and our new assessment solution that combines growth and proficiency measurement. Visit NWEA.org to find out how NWEA can partner with you to help all kids learn.


Contact: Simona Beattie, Sr. Manager, Public Relations, simona.beattie@nwea.org or 971.361.9526