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.

Deputy Chief, Accountability

Timothy J. McKenna, M.Ed.

Executive Director, District Performance

Keren Zuniga McDowell, Ph.D.

Senior Project Manager

Amber Fullam, M.A.

Executive Assistant

Naarah’ Crawley