Tammie Causey-Konaté is a senior technical assistance consultant at AIR. Dr. Causey-Konaté has nearly 30 years of experience as a professional educator, with her years in K–12 and higher education divided equally. She presently serves as deputy director of the Southeast Comprehensive Center, which addresses state and local capacity building in school improvement and key content areas, including reading/literacy, math, science, the use of scientifically based research, professional development and teacher quality, and instructional strategies for specific populations. In this role, she also supports state education agencies in their efforts to further equity, school turnaround, and strategic communications.
Dr. Causey-Konaté has also worked with SEDL’s (merged with AIR January 1, 2015) Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) program, serving as alliance liaison for the REL Southwest’s Educator Effectiveness Research Alliance and Louisiana Charter Schools Research Alliance and supporting the REL Southeast’s multi-state charter school alliance. Dr. Causey-Konaté has international and regional experience in developing school leaders for urban and rural education contexts and guiding the development of research agendas informed by daily practice. She has served in several capacities in higher education, including assistant dean, associate professor (tenured), and doctoral program coordinator. She also worked as a support director for Teach for America.