Tom is the Director of Research & Innovation for the Network for Educator Effectiveness. Tom has worked with NEE since 2011. His current responsibilities include master scoring protocols, direction of internal and external research, training design, and technical assistance to school districts. Prior to his work with NEE, he worked for two years as a Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports Consultant for the Heart of Missouri Regional Professional Development Center at the University of Missouri. He began his career in education as a high school special education and language arts teacher and football coach at Moberly High School in Moberly, Mo. Tom received his PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from the University of Missouri in 2012.