Shannon Lasserre-Cortez, Ph.D., manages evaluation projects for the RMC Tampa office and provides technical support, research, and evaluation services to a variety of education programs. Dr. Lasserre-Cortez serves as lead evaluator for the Region 7 Comprehensive Center (R7CC) and director of the Regional Education Laboratory (REL) Southeast RMC subcontract. She also leads research and evaluation for projects like the Yerington Paiute Accessing Choices in Education grant and provides technical assistance for the REL Southeast Florida Virtual Schools Partnership. Previously, she was the senior research lead for the REL Southwest in Louisiana and Arkansas, where she provided coaching and conducted research on prekindergarten enrollment, school choice, and teacher retention. Dr. Lasserre-Cortez also served as project director for the Integrated Longitudinal Data System at the Picard Center for Child Development and Lifelong Learning at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She has experience as an elementary and middle school teacher and as a research analyst for the Louisiana Department of Education, Quality Educators and Accountability Divisions.
EDUCATION: Ph.D. Education Research, Louisiana State University, M.A. Education Research, Louisiana State University, B.A. Elementary Education, Nicholls State University
AREA OF EXPERTISE: Education research and evaluation, trauma-responsive educational practices and effectiveness, school accountability, early childhood education, state and district capacity-building in data collection, and data-driven decision-making.