Noel Price, policy analyst and qualitative evaluation specialist, heads school and classroom level research and evaluation. Noel is a Stanford graduate in public policy, where he earned a Master's degree in sociology. Grounded in his own teaching experience that spans 14 years from middle school science to high school advanced placement, he is well acquainted with the instructional challenges and opportunities facing school leaders and teachers. Noel assesses leader and teacher effectiveness through surveys, interviews. focus groups and site observations, using highly developed rubrics that focus on school climate, perceptions of leadership, communication efffectiveness, lesson content, instructional delivery, teacher questioning and levels of student engagement. Noel coordinates all data collection and analysis for evaluation projects.