The learning series, Grow Your Own: A Systemic Approach to Securing an Effective Educator Talent Pool, was developed through a collaboration among six federally funded technical assistance centers, including two content centers and four regional comprehensive centers. The learning series is divided into four short modules focused on critical Grow Your Own (GYO) topics and supports SEAs, LEAs, educator preparation programs and community organizations interested in developing an implementing GYO programs in their state, region or district.
Meet Our Staff
Elizabeth Barkowski is a senior researcher at AIR with more than 10 years of experience in education program evaluation, research, and technical assistance, with a particular focus on educator effectiveness and human capital management. Currently, Dr. Barkowski leads the evaluation of Texas Center for Educator Excellence’s human capital management initiatives and the evaluation of the National Center for Teacher Residencies’ Supporting Effective Educator Development grant, and is the deputy director of the study of the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education grant.