Fostering high quality equitable education is a collaborative process. 

We amplify the voices of all stakeholders in this change processes. 

We help organize those voices into developing evidence that drives and documents change.

We learn and bring that knowledge forward. 

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Alan Peterfreund

Executive Director

Alan Peterfreund, Ph.D., has 36 years of experience as a consultant, evaluator and researcher for clients in the public and private sectors of business, government and education. Dr. Peterfreund has a...

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Emily DeHaro-Otero

Office Manager

Emily Deharo-Otero is our Office Manager and has been at SageFox since 2013. She graduated from Westfield State University as a Math major and has worked in banking as well as the public school system...

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Jordan Esiason

Data Maestro

Jordan Esiason joined SageFox as a Research Assistant in 2018 while completing degrees for his two passions in Mathematics and Music Composition at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and graduat...

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Brenda Gutierrez

Project Support Specialist

Brenda Gutierrez is a junior at Smith College who recently joined the SageFox team as a Research Assistant. They are majoring in Computer Science with an Environmental Concentration. As a Girls Who Co...

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Rebecca Zarch

Director

Rebecca Zarch has spent the last 15 years evaluating projects supporting young adults moving through STEM pathways and workforce development projects. She particularly loves projects that involve ...

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Brianna Johnston

Communications Specialist

Brianna Johnston joined the SageFox team in 2014 as an office administrator but her position has evolved into design work and formatting for the team, project management, and a variety of other tasks....

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Amanda Menier

Data Analyst

Amanda Menier joined SageFox in 2019 as a Research Associate. She has a Master of Arts in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Montclair State University and has published in the British Jour...

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Jessica Donoghue

Project Support Specialist

Jessica Donoghue, a junior at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is a new member of the SageFox team. Jessica is a mathematics major at UMass with a double concentration in pure math and statist...

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Jeffrey Xavier

Project Leader

Jeffrey Xavier has been working in the evaluation field since 2009. His interest in evaluation began while studying Applied Sociology at UMass Boston. After receiving his Master of Arts in 2009, he an...

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Stacey Sexton

Project Leader

Stacey Sexton has been engaged in educational evaluation and research since 2015. Their current portfolio looks at Computer Science and Computational Thinking in K-12 systems. They look for projects t...

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Phebe Palmer

Project Support Specialist

Phebe Palmer recently joined SageFox (Fall 2021) as a research assistant. She recently completed her B.A. in Statistics at Amherst College and is excited to continue gaining experience in the educatio...

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A Man With an Idea

"A Man With an Idea" - Photograph by Lynn Peterfreund