Derek V. Price, Ph.D
Jessa Lewis Valentine, Ph.D
Janelle Clay, M.S.
Janelle is managing consultant with DVP-PRAXIS LTD, and brings over 10 years of research and evaluation experience in financial empowerment, K-12, higher education, and workforce development systems. Prior to joining DVP-PRAXIS, Janelle served in a research and evaluation capacity at Atlanta Public Schools where she oversaw district-wide project evaluations, including evaluation of the district’s turnaround strategy. Additionally, she managed the district’s role in a research-practice partnership with Georgia State University. Janelle is committed to designing and implementing comprehensive evaluation plans to inform practitioners’ decisions on program design.
Sarah A. Deal, Ph.D
Sarah is lead consultant with DVP-PRAXIS LTD, and brings 10 years of professional experience working with a diverse cross-section of postsecondary institutions, including selective four-year universities, community colleges, postsecondary consortia, and a state agency. Her work has centered around program design, program execution, and program evaluation in areas of student access and success in college. She previously worked at Central Carolina Community College as the Project Manager for the Carolina Works-First in the World validation grant, awarded through the US Department of Education, and served as the Associate Director for Special Projects at the North Carolina Community College System Office.
Drew Curtis, M.P.A.
Drew is lead consultant with DVP-PRAXIS LTD, leveraging experience in both K-12 and postsecondary education program implementation, evaluation, and scaling. Past projects include leading coordination of a nationwide Department of Education research grant piloting linguistically-inclusive digital assessments, producing reports and policy recommendations for two newly collaborating state agencies to improve educational outcomes for students in foster care, and developing an evaluation system for a startup’s non-profit critical-thinking program. He is driven by designing rigorous, clear, and actionable strategies to address program challenges and achieve client goals.