2023 Election Candidates
The 2023 NAAD Election has open positions for President-Elect (Vice President), Treasurer, and one Board Member position. Candidates are listed below in alphabetical order by position.
President Elect (Vice-President)
Dr. Carrie Levy currently serves as the Director of Research, Evaluation and Assessment at Evanston Township High School District 202. Evanston is a diverse community that borders Chicago. She oversees national, state and district assessments, research, and program evaluation for the district. ETHS is a member of the MSAN Network, a national coalition of multiracial school districts that work to understand and eliminate racial opportunity gaps that persist in their schools. Dr. Levy is part of the leadership team on MSAN’s Research Practitioner Council (RPC).
Dr. Levy has worked in the Research, Evaluation and Assessment department since 2006. She earned her Ph.D. in Research Methodology from Loyola University Chicago in 2010. She holds an MBA from Loyola University Chicago and a BSBA from American University. Her core values include ethical data reporting and data equity.
Myrah Stockdale serves as the Assistant Dean of Assessment and CQI at Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS) in Buies Creek, NC. With a background in Marketing, Sport Administration/Physical Education, and Educational Research Methodologies, Myrah brings extensive expertise to various assessment areas. Currently pursuing a PhD focused on developing an assessment framework for micro-credentialing programs, she incorporates psychometrics and evaluation for continuous improvement.
Throughout her tenure, Myrah has collaborated with students, staff, and faculty from diverse disciplines, including Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, Nursing, Public Health, and more. Her contributions have been instrumental in curricular overhauls, accreditation visits, SACSCOC reaffirmation, QEP development, and strategic planning. As an active member of professional organizations like AERA and NCME, Myrah's expertise as a Professional ATLAS.ti Trainer has enriched her role.
Myrah has had the opportunity to collaborate with esteemed organizations such as the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy, AAHLE, AAC&U, University of Melbourne, Weill Cornell Medicine, and others. She serves as a technical advisor and educator on various educational research and evaluation projects. Myrah's involvement spans interprofessional education, substance abuse disorders, blended learning, leadership development, and process improvement. Her spearheading of a successful collegewide "Assessment Day" emphasizes assessment-related professional development.
In addition to her administrative duties, Myrah finds fulfillment in mentoring Public Health and undergraduate first-generation students, providing applied research and higher education assessment experiences. She has enhanced her skill set through Six Sigma Black Belt education, facilitating Hoshin Kanri Strategic Planning processes for the entire College and its programs. Myrah's focus on effective communication extends to translating statistical, psychometric, and methodological content for diverse audiences.
Board Member 4
Leigh Bennett currently serves as the Assessment Supervisor for Loudoun County Public Schools, the third largest school division in Virginia. She has held the position for 10 years, also serving as the Assessment Specialist for 4 years. Leigh oversees assessment administration to over 82,000 students at 98 different educational facilities. Prior to her work in assessment, Leigh supported students with a disability through private and non-profit companies for 10 years, providing counseling, case management, special education, and vocational training services.
Leigh has served as a former Board member for the National Association of Assessment Directors and is a current member of the National Association of Testing Professionals. She received an Award of Excellence from the Virginia Association of Test Directors for her work with the Virginia Grade Level Alternative Assessment and was asked to serve on a state advisory panel regarding the roll out of the revised Virginia Alternate Assessment Program.
Leigh holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from George Mason University, a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Marymount University, and has continuing, graduate coursework from George Mason and Shenandoah Universities.
Scott Guerry Taylor has worked in education for 23 years and is currently the Coordinator for Assessment and Accountability for Lexington School District One in Lexington, South Carolina. Scott’s experience includes time serving as a high school assistant principal in two schools, Math teacher at both the middle and high school levels, and various coaching positions at the high school and college levels. Scott received his undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Psychology from Coker College and holds a Masters degree in Educational Administration from the University of South Carolina.