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. She has written a variety of career and technical education and school leadership evaluation reports and directed the development of assessments for the Advanced Career program. She has also created materials and conducted professional development on classroom and performance assessment, school improvement, teacher evaluation and literacy. Paula has an undergraduate degree in child development from Rockford College, a master’s in reading education from Western Carolina University and a doctorate in educational leadership from University of North Carolina at Greensboro.