School Improvement

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Lynn Anderson
Coordinator, Counseling for Careers

Lynn Anderson joined the Southern Regional Education Board in 2013 as Counseling for Careers coordinator for the school improvement team, bringing 34 years of experience in education. While at SREB, Lynn has developed and implemented a guidance initiative that provides students with the knowledge and skills to align goals, aspirations and interests toward a high school program of study that leads to postsecondary education and training. Counseling for Careers aligns core academics and career and technical programs to high-wage, high-demand career fields.  Prior

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Lessie Anderson
Mathematics Consultant, School Improvement

Lessie Anderson joined the Southern Regional Education Board in 2016 as a Mathematics Design Collaborative consultant. Prior to SREB, she was an instructional coach with NC New Schools/Breakthrough Learning. She has also served as an education consultant at North Carolina State University, a face-to-face and virtual high school math teacher, and adjunct instructor at the local community college. Lessie holds both a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and master’s degree in secondary mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Sarah Banick
Communications Specialist, School Improvement

Sarah Banick joined the Southern Regional Education Board in 2015 as communication specialist in school improvement, where she brings more than 25 years of experience in nonprofit communications and marketing. She primarily works as a writer and editor with SREB’s literacy and math initiatives, Advanced Career and other college- and career-readiness publications. She holds a bachelor’s in communications from the University of Tennessee and a master’s in public and urban affairs from Georgia State University.

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James Berto
Research Associate

Jim Berto joined the Southern Region Education Board in 2005 as project manager for the Delaware Curriculum and Instructional Review project. Since then, Jim has held several positions, including administrative specialist, TAV coordinator, pathway designer, and research associate.  Currently, Jim provides research and marketing support for SREB’s Advanced Career (AC) initiative. Prior to SREB, Jim was a school career and technical education (CTE) director, systemwide CTE coordinator and marketing teacher with Atlanta Public Schools.

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Gene Bottoms
Senior Vice President

Gene Bottoms joined the Southern Regional Education Board in 1987 as director of the High Schools That Work initiative. He brings more than 40 years of experience working on issues of education policy and practice in the public sector. In 1997, he became senior vice president of SREB, and his leadership responsibilities expanded to high schools, middle grades, technology centers and preparing principals to become leaders of curriculum and instruction.

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Steve Broome
Director, State Development for High School and Middle Grades

Steve Broome joined the Southern Regional Education Board in 2006 as the director of state development for high schools and middle grades for High Schools That Work (HSTW). He brings more than 15 years of experience working on issues of education policy and practice in the public education sector. Steve has worked with state and local leaders in 32 states through HSTW.

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Pamela Broome
Literacy Consultant, School Improvement

Pamela Broome joined the Southern Regional Education Board in 2015 as a literacy consultant to the Literacy Design Collaborative team, where she brings more than 23 years of experience in education. In addition, she serves as an education consultant who provides SIOP (Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol) training to various schools and districts throughout the United States. Prior to SREB, Pamela was a district curriculum coordinator who served multiple K-12 urban, Title I schools in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Clara Clark
School Improvement Consultant

Clara Clark joined the Southern Regional Education Board in 2011 as a school improvement consultant. She brings more than 37 years of experience working on issues of education policy and practice in public education. She has worked as a school coach in New Mexico. Clara has trained and coached teachers and administrators on the practices of the Mathematics Design Collaborative. Additionally, she has coached and trained administrators in walk-through and observation protocols. 

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Leslie Eaves
Career Academy Coach, Pathway Designer, School Improvement

Leslie Eaves joined the school improvement team at SREB in 2016.  She began teaching in 2002 at Berry Academy of Technology in Charlotte, North Carolina. That year, she won the CMS First Year Teacher of the Year.  In 2005, she joined the staff of Atkins School of Engineering to start and coordinate their engineering program. She joined North Carolina New Schools in 2011 as a math content coach and a general instructional coach, where she implemented school-centered learning strategies and STEM practices.

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Paula Egelson
Director, Research

Paula Egelson joined the Southern Regional Education Board in September 2010 as director of research to the school improvement team. She brings more than 35 years of experience as a K-12 educator, director of reading and school improvement, and senior research analyst. While at SREB, Paula has co-authored research and policy publications on preparing principals to be more effective and improving the quality of career and technical teacher preparation.