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

Professor,
Associate Director for Early Childhood Education, CASTL
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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

Tara Scott

Project Associate/Coach Read More
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Brianna Jaworski

Research Coordinator Read More

Rinyka Allison

Coach
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Ashley Reid

Coach

Sandy Pliskin

Coach
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Rasha Salous

Research Specialist Intermediate Read More
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Pilar Alamos

Postdoctoral Research Associate Read More
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Ann Partee

Assistant Research Professor Read More
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Carolyn Taylor

Coach

Stephanie Altman

Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant Read More
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Shubhi Sachdeva

Research Assistant Professor Read More

Kara Williams

Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant Read More