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Tracy Gray

Tracy Gray, Ph.D., Managing Director at the American Institutes for Research, directs the Center for STEM Education and Innovation.  In this capacity, she oversees two national  technology centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) — the National Center for Technology Innovation and the Center for Technology Implementation. These Centers promote the development and implementation of evidence-based technology practices and tools to improve the educational achievement of students with disabilities. She served as the director for the Microsoft Math Partnership that provided technical assistance to teachers, administrators, and coaches of mathematics to implement high quality technology-enriched programs for middle school students. Dr. Gray is a nationally recognized expert in education and technology who has led numerous initiatives in the United States and abroad that examine the impact of technology on educational achievement. She has published and lectured widely on issues related to the effective implementation of technology, particularly for those with special needs. Prior to joining AIR, she led the philanthropic initiatives to integrate technology in after school programs as the VP for Youth Services at the Morino Institute. In the Clinton Administration, she served as the first deputy executive director and chief operating officer for the Corporation for National Service that launched AmeriCorps throughout the United States. Earlier, Dr. Gray served as the deputy director for the first American Red Cross AIDS Public Education program. In 2008, she served as a judge for the International Imagine Cup, sponsored by Microsoft that brings together more than 1000 students from around the world to compete on technology-related projects. In 2009 and 2010, she was selected as one of the international judges for the Tech Museum Awards to Benefit Humanity. She recently co-authored, Breakthrough Learning: Advancing Educational Innovation with Assistive Technology which focuses on innovations in teacher and learning published by Springer Publications in April 2011.