Barb Gilbert is a project director at the Center for Education Policy Research overseeing several projects related to teacher effectiveness and knowledge utilization. Previously, she was the senior research manager for the National Center for Teacher Effectiveness at CEPR. Prior to joining NCTE, Barb served as an internal evaluator for project FANC, an NSF-funded project studying the effect of implementing formative assessment strategies in networked mathematics classrooms through the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and the Hawai‘i Arts Alliances’ Arts and Literacy for All project. Before this, she worked as a director in teaching and learning for Spokane Public Schools in the state of Washington. Barb’s doctoral work focused on high reliability organizations, such as health care organizations, nuclear power plants, and aircraft carriers, and the specific strategies they implement to ensure individual and organizational mindfulness. Barb holds a Ph.D. in educational leadership: curriculum and instruction from Washington State University. Barb is a former English teacher and taught at the middle and high school levels.