Trainer Evaluation coaches clients towards confidence, delivers actionable results, elevates the visitor voice, provides information to improve funding, encourages relevant reporting, and brings passion for evaluation work to every project.
My journey to this point began in 1996 with a summer internship at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. To this day, I still remember how cool it was to bring camp kids through the amazing galleries of recreated rooms and objects from around the globe. However, every day I struggled with the best way to engage the kids, who, let's be honest, wanted to be outside playing and not looking a Ming dynasty vases. I realize now that that was my first venture into evaluation. I was trying something, getting feedback from my audience, altering my approach, and trying it all again the next day.
After 10 years as a museum educator, I switched to evaluation. The more I worked to plan and implement programs, the more I realized that I was missing out on a crucial component - evaluating those programs. I needed to find the information that allowed me to think smarter, improve programs and report to funders; which is what evaluation helps you do!
And now, 8 years on as an evaluator, I am still excited about bringing my passion for working with people and seeing them grow and succeed to Trainer Evaluation.
I am also thrilled to announce that I am the evaluator on three federal grants:
Institute of Museum and Library Services | National Leadership Grant for Museums | Museum Professionals Implementing NAGPRA Community of Practice
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association | R4 Ed: Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships in Coastal Louisiana Resilience Education
National Academies of Sciences Gulf Research Program Capacity Building Grant in Education