Kelly Granito
Research Associate, K-12 Education

Granito has worked as a qualitative researcher and a resource manager on a variety of projects at MDRC. She has designed and conducted implementation data collection and analysis, served as liaison to school research sites and led site visits, contributed to reports, and managed project contracts, budgets, and staffing plans. She currently serves as the implementation research manager on the evaluation of Teach for America’s redesigned Tulsa Institute, which introduced new teachers to culturally relevant pedagogies. She is also leading the qualitative research activities on the Investing in Innovation (i3) evaluation of the Success for All Middle School Math Program. She serves as the resource manager on several K-12 projects, including the Impact Evaluation of Academic Language Interventions, a five-year contract from the Institute of Education Sciences. Granito holds an MA in American studies from the George Washington University, where she concentrated on education systems and critical race theory, and a BA in secondary education from Western Michigan University. Before joining MDRC, Granito worked as a program specialist designing digital teaching resources at the National Endowment for the Humanities and as a middle and high school English language arts and social studies teacher in the greater New Orleans area.