Anna Nicotera

Anna Nicotera

Senior Associate

Anna’s research focuses on the impact of macro-level policies, programs, and governance structures on student-level educational opportunities and outcomes. She is currently leading a multi-year study to discover how providing students and parents with specific information on higher education outcomes may impact their college decision making. Anna also has substantial charter school and school choice expertise and is serving as the lead evaluator for the National Association of Charter School Authorizers’ Better Outcomes through Quality Authorizing project.

Prior to joining Basis, Anna was the senior director of research at the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools where she developed the Public Charter School Dashboard. She also been an advisor to the U.S. Department of Education’s Evaluation of the Charter Schools Program and the redesign of the Schools and Staffing Survey. Since 2009, Anna has served on the board of a public charter school in Denver that enrolls a high percentage of English Language Learners. While earning her Ph.D. in education policy and research from Vanderbilt University, she was a predoctoral research fellow with the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES) and a graduate research assistant at the National Center on School Choice.  Anna is based in our Denver office.

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