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Expert Available to Comment on COVID-19 Challenges in Education Systems; Faculty, Staff and Students Need Support

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.—Angela Quick, EdD, Vice President of Education and Workforce Development at RTI International – a nonprofit research institute – is available to comment on the impact and challenges the COVID-19 pandemic will bring to K-12 and higher education schools, districts and systems.

Adverse events bring hidden challenges with staff, processes and procedures that are often overlooked. Custodial staff, teachers’ assistants and hourly workers in the education field are important staff members who contribute to the culture and environment of education systems. Their health and well-being are essential in the effort to best support students.  

Financial models, funding sources and loan processing may also be affected by navigating virtual classrooms.

When faculty and staff re-enter school systems, they will face several challenges as they adjust to transitioning out of potential pitfalls from life at home and a gap in education.

Dr. Quick has nearly two decades of experience in public school and district leadership as well as leadership at the state education level. Prior to her career at RTI, Dr. Quick was a highly awarded teacher, principal and active in the development of school infrastructure, cross-community relationships, and curriculum reform. She has led state-wide projects and initiatives in North Carolina and has created curriculum and instruction methodologies, comprehensive assessment systems, and accountability models for public schools.

To request an interview, contact the RTI Newsroom at news@rti.org.