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Lori Connors-Tadros

Lori Connors-Tadros

Senior Project Director, Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes P: (571) 239-5129

Lori Connors-Tadros is the Senior Project Director for the Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) at NIEER. CEELO is one of 22 Comprehensive Centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Elementary and Secondary Education to build capacity of State Education Agencies to close achievement gaps and improve the quality of instruction for all students.  Dr. Connors-Tadros leads the work to provide technical assistance to states to implement effective policies to improve outcomes for children birth through third grade.  Dr. Connors-Tadros is a member of the Early Learning Challenge Technical Assistance Consortium to coordinate and leverage technical assistance to the 20 states receiving Race to the Top- Early Learning Challenge grants.

Dr. Connors-Tadros previously was the Vice President of Children and Family Services at The Finance Project where she conducted research on financing and sustaining programs for children and families. She also directed federal funded technical assistance to state administrators and Head Start grantees to improve the quality of child care for low-income parents and to implement federal policies related to early learning and school success.

Dr. Connors-Tadros has conducted research in the areas of family impact on children’s learning, family literacy, and cultural implications on teacher preparation. She has worked at the state level to support inclusive settings for children with disabilities. Dr. Connors-Tadros holds a Ph.D. in Developmental and Educational Psychology from Boston College and a Master of Science in Early Childhood Special Education from Southern Connecticut State University.