Anita Larson

For over 25 years, Anita has worked in a variety of education and social service contexts including direct service in county government, as well as in planning, evaluation, and research in state agencies. She currently works in Early Learning Services at the Minnesota Department of Education building longitudinal data systems to inform policy and practice. She also teaches in the Public Administration program at Hamline University in St. Paul where she earned her doctorate. Over the next three years, she will be working with early childhood programs to build internal evaluation capacity and promote data use and program improvement with funding from an Institute of Education Sciences grant.