Manager of Research
Lindsay Read’s current work at CASEL focuses on SEL assessment, specifically building educators’ capacity to measure social and emotional learning through SEL assessments. She is helping with the creation of an assessment practice guide for educators to select and implement assessment tools, according to their needs and as part of their SEL practice.
Lindsay came to CASEL after working as a consultant in human services research and evaluation. Her past projects include supporting efforts to assess Head Start programming, laying the groundwork for an early childhood needs assessment for American Indian and Alaska Native families, and providing technical assistance to state and local human services administrators as they seek to bring evidence-based practices into their work. Prior to her consulting work, she worked as a policy and program analyst on federal education, workforce, and incomes security issues. As part of this work, she explored ways to improve the overall functioning of federally funded programs with long-term sustainability and continuous improvement in mind.
Lindsay holds a master’s degree in public affairs from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, focusing on social policy and policy analysis. She is interested in creating lifelong learning environments (at home, in school, at work, and in communities) that welcome and engage diverse participants.