Education, Research & Impact

Our Education, Research & Impact team, led by Tia Kim, consists of educational designers, research scientists, and implementation staff who build on Committee for Children’s extensive experience in the field of social-emotional learning (SEL) to develop and continuously improve our programs and products.

Our educational designers use their deep knowledge of best practices in pedagogy and teaching to create engaging, easy-to-use curricula designed to address real-life challenges and improve the lives of students and school staff. Our researchers translate recent research from the field and the current challenges and needs of classrooms into practical application to ensure every program and product we create promotes the social-emotional development, safety, and well-being of children. The Committee for Children research advisory group also provides consultation and guidance to our staff.

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Tia Kim, PhD

Vice President of Education, Research & Impact

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Sherri Widen, PhD

Research Manager

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Cailin Currie, PhD

Research Scientist

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Tricia Maas, PhD

Senior Research Scientist

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Kristen Althizer

Research Associate

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Kaylynn Blosser

Research Assistant

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Ailsa Kiemle

Project Coordinator

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Carrie Thomas, MBA

Product Engagement Manager

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Research Advisory Group