Kayla joined Resources for Learning (RFL) in October 2013. Her responsibilities include analyzing demographic data, research, proposal preparation, curriculum development, editing, and assessment development. Kayla’s specialty is data analysis and visualization using Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
Kayla works in the following service areas at RFL:
Prior to joining RFL, Kayla aided in facilitating the Afterschool Centers on Education (ACE) program at a Title I school in the Austin Independent School District, provided environmental education with Texas Parks and Wildlife, and managed a grant-funded education outreach project at El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail Association. She gained classroom experience with three student teaching placements at the elementary, middle, and high school levels in Austin and Leander Independent School Districts and served as a mentor to two at-risk high school freshmen. Overall, Kayla’s experience in outreach, formal and informal education, and program management inform her work at RFL.
Kayla is currently enrolled in a Master of Education program in educational psychology in the area of quantitative methods at the University of Texas at Austin. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in geography, with a minor in education and a concentration in GIS, from the University of Texas at Austin. This provided her with training in data analysis and an opportunity to conduct an independent research project on the effect of socioeconomic factors on state assessment scores in Texas.