Amy Roberts began work at the Institute in 2016 as a research specialist. She contributes to grant development, assists with methodological design, and collects and analyzes data for multiple projects. Roberts is tasked with researching and evaluating findings related to complex education issues, conducting analyses, and preparing reports, policy briefs, and manuscripts for peer review publication. Prior to working at the Institute, Roberts was a graduate research assistant at the University of Virginia, where she focused on early childhood education, professional development, and teacher-child interactions. Earlier, Roberts was a research assistant at Towson University, where she focused on child care subsidies, early childhood policy, and research/policy partnerships. Roberts earned a bachelor's degree in psychology at Roanoke College and a doctorate in educational psychology/applied developmental science at the University of Virginia.
- Early childhood educators’ mental health and well-being
- The design and delivery of high-quality teacher training
- Teachers’ engagement in professional development