Q&A With Nick Vockerodt

Meet the newest member of our team, Nick Vockerodt!

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Describe the work you’ll be doing with Highlander: 

I am joining Highlander as the Research and Evaluation Analyst. I will be working in the office of the Director of Data and Analytics, helping to build instruments that will ease the process of data collection, synthesis and reporting for new and ongoing projects at the Institute.

What’s your background? 

I have worked in schools almost entirely since 2007, with time spent as the founding Director of a 21st CCLC program, teachers assistant and middle school teacher. Somewhere in those years I earned a masters in urban education policy and have also worked freelance on a number of education related projects at the school, state and district level.

What are you most looking forward to with this new position?

There are a lot of great things happening in Rhode Island schools, and there is more that we can learn about from other places. I really look forward to turning information we gather into useful tools that help students and teachers. I am also really excited about the idea of including local and regional partners as full-time members in our public K-12 experience and developing processes that can improve their impact on the outcomes of students, schools and communities.

What’s your self professed superpower?

I can disappear and reappear.

Any other thoughts you’d like to share?

Too many! Its busy out there.