Evaluating the Effectiveness of Tennessee's Voluntary Pre-K Program


Dr. Dale Farran, Principal Investigator                                                                                                     Interim Director, Peabody Research Institute

Dr. Mark Lipsey, Research Professor, Peabody Research Institute

Caroline Christopher, Research Associate

Kelley Durkin, Research Associate

Alvin PearmanResearch Associate

Georgine Pion, Research Associate Professor of Psychology

Janie Hughart, Project Coordinator

Ilknur Sekmen, M.S., Research Analyst

Rick Feldser, M.S., Research Analyst

We thankfully acknowledge the valuable contributions to the project made by:

Connie Casha, Director of Early Learning Programs, Middle Tennessee State University

Robert Taylor, Project Consultant and former Superintendent of Bradley County Schools

Bobbi Lussier, Executive Director, Office of Student Teaching/Teacher Licensure, Middle Tennessee State University; former Assistant Commissioner of Special Populations

Carol Bilbrey, Kerry Hofer, Judy Formosa, Tonya Simmons, Deanna Meador, Tim Tucker, Dr. Nianbo Dong, Patricia Abelson, Chris Ham, Diane Hughes, Elise Tepner, Lisa Swain, Travis Wimsett, Kurt Scheib, Laura Kerr, Sascha Mowrey, Alana Rimmel, Caroline Shanti, Kayla Polk, Josh Merritt, Tracey Ray, & Ann Hollingsworth

Tennessee Consortium on Research, Evaluation, and Development

Assessors across Tennessee

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The five-year, $6 million study is funded by grant #R305E090009 from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Science.

The new five-year, $4 million study to follow a portion of the original sample is funded by grant #R01HD079461-01 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service's National Institutes of Health.