H. Alix Gallagher is the Director of Research-Practice Partnerships at Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) at Stanford University, where she leads the developmental evaluation for the CORE-PACE Research Partnership among other projects. Before joining PACE, Alix was an Associate Director at the Center for Education Policy at SRI International. There she led large-scale randomized controlled trials and policy studies and was fortunate to be part of two successful long-term research-practice partnerships. Alix’s expertise is in improving instructional quality and student outcomes. She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a B.A. in History and Growth and Structure of Cities from Bryn Mawr College. Alix began her career in education as an elementary school teacher.