Sasha Stavsky, M.A.

Research Associate

Sasha Stavsky has been a Research Associate with NIOST since 2007. She has almost 20 years of experience in data analysis and management, program evaluation, and outcome measurement, including 10 years of experience in the fields of early childhood and after school care.

Since joining NIOST, Ms. Stavsky has worked on a number of projects, including: the Data Driven Program Improvement Project for teen programs in Philadelphia, PA; the Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool Youth Development Network (PSAYDN) Older Youth QRIS Work Group; the Afterschool Program Assessment System (APAS) Online Guide; the APT Validation Study; the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (MA ESE) 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) SAYO-Youth pilot; the Leading for Quality Initiative in Cambridge, MA; and the APAS Pilot in Boston, MA, Atlanta, GA, Middlesex County, New Jersey and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District, NC.

Prior to joining NIOST, Ms. Stavsky worked for the Research and Policy Department at Associated Early Care and Education, Inc., where she provided technical assistance in research methodology and policy analysis for the New England Workforce Partners in Early Care and Education, managed data analysis and reporting of the Boston Early Education Quality Improvement Project, and co-chaired the Associated Outcomes Measurement Task Force which oversaw the development and implementation of an agency-wide system of assessing child developmental outcomes.

Before moving to Massachusetts, Ms. Stavsky worked for the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as a Research Assistant in the Departments of Epidemiology and Health Policy and Management.

Ms. Stavsky holds an M.A. in Child Development from Tufts University and a B.A. in Natural Sciences from Johns Hopkins University.


    "NIOST has been an anchor for numerous school age care projects we do, including ASQ (After-School Quality) and Links to Learning. They are a nationally respected organization that Pennsylvania has partnered with for over 20 years."

    – Betsy O. Saatman, TA Specialist/SAC Initiatives, Pennsylvania Key

    "NIOST was a core partner in supporting the development of quality improvement systems across the nine cities that participated in The Wallace Foundation Next Generation Afterschool System-Building Initiative. The NIOST team worked well with other technical assistance partners in the initiative, always willing to pitch in and collaborate with others to make our professional learning community meetings a team effort. I truly hope the Foundation has an opportunity to partner with them in the future."

    – Priscilla M. Little, Initiative Manager, The Wallace Foundation


    "NIOST has been a leader in the out-of-school time field for as long as I can remember, and I have relied on their research, tools, and advice to improve my practice throughout my career. Their staff members are good partners and good listeners, and their influence across the country is palpable."

    – Jane Quinn, Vice President and Director of National Center for Community Schools, Children's Aid Society

    "Georgia Hall, Ellen Gannett, and the NIOST team have been instrumental in driving the healthy afterschool movement. Their dedication to quality practice, informed policy, and collective impact is instrumental in our effort to create healthier communities."

    – Daniel W. Hatcher, Director, Community Partnerships, Alliance for a Healthier Generation

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