Director of Dissemination (Doing What Works), WestEd
Kelly M. Stuart is the Director of Dissemination for the Doing What Works (DWW) website, which translates effective research-based education practices into practical tools that support and improve classroom instruction nationwide.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, this website was developed by Innovation Studies at WestEd in partnership with American Institutes for Research and RMC Research Corporation.
Stuart works closely with national organizations, school districts, and states to promote the awareness and use of DWW. Stuart is coordinating communications and the online community for the organizations (school districts, universities, intermediaries, and states) that received funding to incorporate DWW into their everyday work.
From 2006-2010, Stuart worked as the Assistant Director of Dissemination at Developmental Studies Center (DSC), a nonprofit agency. She presented workshops and professional development for administrators, teachers, coaches, and after-school leaders throughout the United States and Latin America. Her work resulted in helping to expand DSCís curriculum into over 100,000 classrooms.
In addition, while at DSC, Stuart served as the project manager for the New York Life After-School Initiative, a grant providing resources for academic enrichment programs and professional development to over 1,100 sites serving low-income youth.
Prior to working at Developmental Studies Center, Stuart worked for the Success for All Foundation as the Director of Special Programs, developing Success 360 modules. She also served as the Area Manager overseeing Success for All program implementation in over 120 schools in California and Hawaii. Stuart began her career as an elementary school teacher.
Stuart belongs to the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and the National AfterSchool Association. During her career she has worked with hundreds of schools in 46 states, presented at over 50 conferences such as National Urban Alliance, 21st Century Learning, Title I, National Afterschool Association, and many more. Stuart is currently researching the benefits of after-school science instruction with low-income youth through a Packard Fellowship.
Stuart received a BS from the University of the State of New York, Albany, a teaching credential from Simpson College, and an MA and Administrative Credential from San Francisco State University. She is pursuing an EdD in educational leadership at San Francisco State University.
Primary Presenter for:
Expanding Science Learning Opportunities During Out-of-School Time
Developing Effective Fractions Instruction for K-8
Strategies to Advance Student Success through High School After-School Programs
After School Alignment With the Core Instructional Day in Support of STEM Learning
Advancing Student Success: Aligning In-School and After-School Learning