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Helios Education Foundation Announces the Promotion of Dr. Paul Perrault

Author: Helios Education Foundation

Posted on: February 1, 2016

Helios Education Foundation recently announced the promotion of Dr. Paul Perrault to Vice President and Director of Research and Evaluation.  

During Dr. Perrault’s tenure with Helios Education Foundation, he has led many projects including strategic evaluation work surrounding the Ready Now Yuma and College Knowing and Going initiatives as well as evaluation work for numerous grantees.

“Paul has done an outstanding job developing, implementing and managing our fast-growing list of research and evaluation projects” said Charles Hokanson, Senior Vice President and Chief Policy Officer for Helios Education Foundation. “As Helios continues its focus on ensuring every Arizona and Florida student is college and career ready, the use of data and evaluation will be central to our strategic planning and partnership development.”

Prior to joining Helios Education Foundation, Dr. Perrault was a research faculty member at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan where he served as a lead investigator on Arizona’s Move On When Ready evaluation and as principal investigator on Yuma’s Ready Now Yuma evaluation.

Dr. Perrault received his Ph.D. in Educational Foundation and Policy with a specialization in research methodology at the University of Michigan along with two Masters Degrees, one in Educational Administration and another in Education with Secondary Certification.  He also earned a J.D. at the University of Detroit Mercy and a BA in Journalism at Michigan State University.

Dr. Perrault’s research interests focus on educational reforms to reduce the achievement gap as well as studies in research and evaluation methodology.  His most recent work Alignment: Its Role in Standards-Based Reform and Prospects for the Common Core was published in Theory into Practice, summer 2014.

Category: Foundation Feature

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