Lois Kimmel

TA Consultant

Lois Kimmel is a TA consultant at AIR. Kimmel’s expertise focuses on educator shortages and diversifying the teacher workforce, with a specific emphasis on teacher recruitment and preparation. Ms. Kimmel builds the capacity of state education agencies to strengthen their workforce through designing interactive professional development workshops, conducting mixed-methods research, and facilitating strategic planning and implementation processes. Ms. Kimmel leads projects and serves as a subject matter expert related to the teacher workforce, teacher career pathways, and teacher preparation. 

Ms. Kimmel created the Roadmap for Educator Preparation Reform, a resource used by universities across the country to facilitate systemic programmatic change. Kimmel wrote Creating Pathways Into the Profession While Building Diversity With Registered Teacher Apprenticeship Programs which is intended to support state departments of education prioritize diversity. 

Previously, Kimmel was a former middle school interventionist. 

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M.P.P, Georgetown University; B.A., Political Science (honors), The College of Wooster