To our Black colleagues, students, and families: You matter. Your lives matter. Your trauma and anger matter. Your voices, your stories, and your dreams matter. We mourn with you, we stand with you, and we are committed to doing the collective work of fighting racism in all places and in all forms. Our Pledge

Rebecca Merrill

Becca provides support on research and evaluation projects. Her methodological skills focus on quantitative and qualitative research design with content expertise on the teacher labor market and early learning. She received bachelor’s degrees in criminology and religious studies from North Carolina State University and a Ph.D. in education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she focused on policy, leadership and school improvement. She enjoys playing volleyball, exploring, dabbling in writing fiction and songs, singing, eating scrumptious food and learning new things.

"I know there are egregious inequities in our society that are just as salient in our education system. Though not a panacea, I believe education is a social and economic equalizer. By improving the educational opportunities of disadvantaged students, we can take part in injecting equity into our educational institutions. I’m excited to be part of the team at Education Northwest because I have the chance to collaborate with others who are as passionate as I am about creating and fostering a fantastic education system for all."

Blog Posts

7 Ways to Develop an Online Community with English Learner Students


June 9th, 2020

Learn strategies for developing an online community with EL students, such as leveraging their digital skills, creating buddy systems, holding breakfast meetings, and checking in with families.