Meet the Team

The AEII initiative is brought to life by a dedicated group of faculty, researchers, and staff from the Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) at the University of Virginia.

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Amanda Williford

Batten Bicentennial Professor of Early Childhood Education, Associate Director for Early Childhood Education CASTL, Clinical Psychologist Read More
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Jason Downer

Professor of Education, CASTL Director Read More
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Miriam Rushfinn

ECE Project Manager Read More
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Ann Lhospital

Senior Scientist Read More
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Ann Partee

Assistant Research Professor Read More
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Brianna Jaworski

Project Management Associate Read More

Cloe Frank

Project Management Associate Read More

Tara Scott

Project Associate/Coach Read More
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Ashley Reid

Coach Read More
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Carolyn Taylor


Rinyka Allison


Sandy Pliskin

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Linda Grant

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Elvia Parreira