Senior Research Fellow
National Institute for Early Education Research
Dr. Lori Connors-Tadros is a Senior Research Fellow at the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER). Dr. Connors-Tadros is the PI on a study of effective state offices of early learning. She is recognized as a national leader in early care and education and provides technical assistance to states to implement effective policies to improve outcomes for children birth through third grade. Dr. Connors-Tadros was the Senior Project Director for the Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO). CEELO was 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 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.