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Aubrey Francisco

Executive Director (EF+Math)

Aubrey Francisco is the Executive Director for EF+Math. Prior to stepping into the role of Executive Director, Aubrey served as EF+Math’s Deputy Program Director, working closely with Founding Program Director Melina Uncapher to launch EF+Math, drive overall program strategy and implementation, and manage awarded R&D teams.

An engineer by training, Aubrey brings expertise in working collaboratively at the intersection of research, education practice, and technology development to design, implement, and scale approaches that can improve learning outcomes.

Previously, Aubrey was Chief Research Officer at Digital Promise, where she led the development of novel ways to communicate learning sciences research, supervised dozens of pilot studies of education technology products, developed continuous improvement methods for supporting schools in implementing instructional coaching, and was co-principal investigator on an effort to scale an effective early literacy professional support system.

Prior to joining Digital Promise, Francisco worked in biomedical R&D where she developed innovative biomaterials for intervertebral disc regeneration. She earned her undergraduate degree from Syracuse University and her PhD from Duke University.

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