Sara Christopherson's background is in the sciences, education, and science writing. Sara earned a MS in Science Education from University of Wisconsin–Madison and a BA in Biology from Oberlin College.
Sara began working with Dr. Webb on alignment studies in 2006, and began directing WebbAlign studies in partnership with Dr. Webb in the Summer of 2013.
Dr. Norman Webb
Dr. Norman L. Webb earned his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1975. He served as a senior research scientist for the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), and was the recipient of a 2003 Academic Staff Excellence Award. His personal research has focused on assessment of students' knowledge of mathematics and he leads the National Institute for Science Education's work in evaluating mathematics and science education.
Dr. Webb has been doing alignment studies for over 10 years, and trademarked the WebbAlign method in the Spring of 2013. It measures four criteria: categorical concurrence, depth-of-knowledge consistency, range-of-knowledge correspondence, and balance of representation.
Dr. Webb's alignments have been carried out through WCEPS via the use of the WebbAlign Method since the Fall of 2012. Dr. Webb provides management oversight of the WebbAlign Method and certifies the final product. Each WebbAlign study meets the high level of quality for which Dr. Webb's work has become known.
A former middle school classroom teacher, Hannah brings her understanding of educator decision-making processes to her work with educators, schools, and districts through WebbAlign. Prior to joining the WebbAlign team, Hannah Graham spent the last decade focusing on teacher education as an instructor and pre-service teacher supervisor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Bank Street College of Education in New York, a curriculum consultant with multiple programs in Chicago, Illinois, and as a professional development leader with in-service teachers through the YMCA of the USA and UChicago Impact. Hannah holds a M.S.Ed from the Bank Street College of Education, a M.S.W. from the University of Chicago, and is in the process of completing her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.