Leadership and Staff

The Office of Evaluation, Research, and Accountability (ERA) is a collaborative department comprised of five Offices: Research and Evaluation (ORE), District Performance (DPO), Planning and Evidence-based Supports (PESO), Data Governance (ODG), and Assessment.

Our leadership, led by Dr. Tonya Wolford, is a diverse group of professionals with years of combined experience in the field of education, as well as related fields and specialties. Together, they lead a team of nearly 50 individuals across three offices and drive data-based decision-making throughout the School District of Philadelphia.


Chief of Evaluation, Research, and Accountability

Tonya Wolford, Ph.D.


Deputy Chief, Research and Evaluation

Joy Lesnick, Ph.D.
jlesnick@philasd.org


Executive Director, District Performance

Keren Zuniga McDowell, Ph.D.
kzunigamcdowell@philasd.org


Senior Project Manager

Amber Fullam, M.A.
afgoldberg@philasd.org


Program Manager

Steven Nunez
snunez@philasd.org


Executive Assistant

Naarah’ Crawley
ncrawley@philasd.org