Organization: School Readiness Consulting
Lindsey T. Allard Agnamba leads School Readiness Consulting, which improves the lives of young children and their families by partnering with states, cities, school districts, non‐profit organizations, and foundations in pursuit of improving school readiness. SRC works collaboratively with our partners to make sure all children, especially those in under resourced communities, experience an early childhood education that translates to success in school and in life. Our comprehensive approach integrates our expertise across practice, policy, and evaluation to build high quality systems for young children, birth through third grade.
Lindsey works alongside the SRC team to promote best practice in teaching and leadership, to build effective policies and system-level efforts, and to conduct rigorous evaluation of early childhood programs. She partners with school, program and district leaders to implement our early childhood instructional coaching model, which has been shown to improve practices and build teacher and leader capacity. Lindsey also is a developer of SRC’s Early Childhood Leadership Academy, which is being used on both program- and system-levels to grow instructional leadership in early learning programs and in elementary schools. She supports SRC’s policy-related work by collaborating on strategic planning, outreach and public education efforts. In addition, Lindsey is the principal investigator on several of SRC’s evaluation projects measuring the implementation and effectiveness of early learning initiatives throughout the country. Lindsey began her career teaching young children in Head Start, community based programs and in public schools. She has worked on early childhood systems building and has been a national trainer for Teaching Strategies, ZERO TO THREE, and the Center for Social Emotional Foundations for Early Learning. She has supported numerous program and district leaders in developing and implementing initiatives aimed at increasing teacher and leader effectiveness, including with the DC Public Schools Head Start program, where she serves as Special Advisor for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment. She is author of “Preparation and Ongoing Support for Early Childhood Instructional Coaches: A Case Study Exploration Of An Instructional Coaching Program” (University of Pennsylvania, 2012). Lindsey spent five years as the President of the Maryland Community Association for the Education of Young Children, representing thousands of educators in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties in Maryland.
Lindsey holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania, an M. Ed. in International Education Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a B.S. in Human Development and Early Childhood Education from Wheelock College.