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Ashley Nazarak

Vice President of Program Scaling & Dissemination


Ashley is the Vice President of Program Scaling and Dissemination. In her role Ashley is primarily responsible for leading, supporting, and implementing assessment, evaluation, and professional learning across all Carole Robertson Center for Learning program models to achieve internally driven and sustained Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)-based professional development. Ashley holds a bachelor’s degree in Child Development from the University of Kansas, School of Applied Behavioral Sciences and a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration. 

Prior to joining Carole Robertson Center, Ashley was the Vice President of Learning and Evaluation for the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago where she was responsible for cultivating high quality, evidence-based programming through program assessment, staff development and professional learning, and curriculum design and implementation. Ashley has held various roles in early childhood classrooms, afterschool programs and social service programs. In the last decade, her work has focused on designing and implementing systems that drive quality programming and continuous improvement practices. 


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