Dr. Wendi Ralaingita is a specialist in curriculum and instruction with more than 25 years of experience in teaching, training, and teacher education and 15 years of experience in education program management. Dr. Ralaingita provides technical leadership and support to curriculum and materials development and teacher training interventions in reading and writing for mother tongue and English as a Second Language, as well as mathematics, for the primary grades.
Dr. Ralaingita is an expert in various qualitative research techniques, including development and implementation of a variety of classroom observation protocols. She currently serves as the Senior Reading Advisor for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Early Grade Reading Program in Nepal where she provides capacity building to practitioners and policy-makers on core aspects of materials, curriculum, and instruction to improve reading skills of Nepali students in grades 1-3. She also provides technical assistance for mathematics education under the USAID Advancing Basic Education in the Philippines (ABC+) project.
Dr. Ralaingita has experience as a teacher, teacher trainer, researcher and program manager. In her various roles she has provided capacity building to practitioners and policymakers on core aspects of materials, curriculum and instruction to support learning of reading and mathematics at the primary level. She also has extensive research and implementation experience in teacher learning and behavior change and approaches to providing ongoing support to teachers.