Sola Takahashi

Senior Associate, Improvement Analytics and Measurement Development

Sola Takahashi
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Sola Takahashi is an associate, improvement analytics and measurement development, at the Carnegie Foundation. She explores, learns, and leads the development of measures and analytic systems that support on-the-ground improvement efforts in schools, through close collaboration with educators, improvement science specialists, and research analysts. Her work entails overseeing the life cycle of data from conception to instrument development to use and interpretation in the context of practice. Sola previously led the analytic work in the Building a Teaching Effectiveness Network (BTEN) initiative, and she currently supports the Student Agency Improvement Community. Broadly, she is interested in the role teachers play in urban school reform efforts, and she is trained in both qualitative and quantitative research methods. She received her Ed.D. in Education Policy, Leadership, and Instructional Practice at Harvard University, her MA at UC Berkeley, and her BA at Wesleyan University. Sola previously taught 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade in San Leandro, California.