Kelly McMahon

Kelly McMahon
Kelly McMahon
Associate, Evidence and Analytics,
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

Kelly McMahon is an associate in evidence and analytics at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. She joined the Foundation in 2018 as a Networked Improvement Science Fellow. Prior to joining Carnegie, she was a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University, where she worked on the COHERE Project, which investigates school districts’ efforts to create alignment and continuity in math instruction for Pre K-3 grades and analyzes the influence these initiatives have on students’ math learning. Dr. McMahon is particularly interested in the design and implementation of system-level reforms that promote continuous improvement of instruction and school quality. She earned a Ph.D. in education administration and policy from the University of Michigan. 

Publications by Kelly McMahon
In recent years, California has invested in improving early childhood education programs. Research shows the importance of high-quality early childhood education, but the disconnect from K–12 education threatens its long-term benefits. If the early…