Addie Angelov, Ph.D.
Executive Director

Azure D.S. Angelov holds a BA in Elementary and Special Education from the Klipsch School of Education at Marian University, a MS from the College of Education at Butler University, a Ph.D. in Special Education and Multicultural Education from the School of Education at Indiana University Bloomington, and most recently completed the High Potential Leaders program at the Harvard Business School in Boston, MA. Dr. Angelov served as Director of Research for the Indiana Department of Education where she brought in $60 million in competitive federal grant awards. In her role as Vice President of Research at Project Lead the Way, she led efforts to secure approval for PLTW’s entire STEM focused curriculum from Idaho’s Department of Education per ESSA’s evidence based requirements. Prior to these roles, she served as Associate Professor at the University of Indianapolis where she taught in the School of Education, School of Business and served as Chair of the Institutional Review Board, earning promotion and tenure in 2011, while also serving as an Associated Adjunct Professor of Special Education in the Alliance of Catholic Education at the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Angelov has written 42 peer reviewed research articles, earned numerous state and national awards, and written five books. Her latest book, Hashtags and Headlines: Marketing for School Leaders, was released in February 2020. She is a founder of the Paramount Health Data Project and currently consults with schools across the country on special education, equity, and research. 

Mary Jo Rattermann, Ph.D.
Director of Research

Mary Jo Rattermann is the owner of Research & Evaluation Resources, LLC which provides evaluation, research and data analysis support for educational and nonprofit organizations.  Dr. Rattermann received her Ph.D. in cognitive development from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  She has expertise in experimental methodologies, advanced statistics and evaluative procedures. Dr. Rattermann has performed evaluations for the Office of Education Innovation of the Mayor of Indianapolis, Ball State University, the Association of Recovery Schools and the Christel DeHaan Foundation. Prior to founding her own company, Dr. Rattermann was a Research Associate at the Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning (CELL) at the University of Indianapolis, where she was also adjunct faculty in the School of Education. Her research interests include student achievement in charter schools, the impact of mental health and recovery from substance use disorders on academic achievement, and evidence-based best practices in schools.