Elise Franchino is the LSX Coordinator in the Learning Sciences Exchange program.
Prior to working at New America, Franchino was a pre-K and kindergarten teacher in child care centers, public elementary schools, and language immersion schools in Pennsylvania and Delaware. Passionate about improving children’s access to early education and dual language opportunities, she pivoted to education research and policy. Franchino interned with Save the Children International and was a fellow with Learn Together, Live Together, providing research on school integration and diversity. She joined New America in January 2019 to support research, blogging, and policy paper writing for the Early & Elementary Education and English Learner teams.
Franchino holds a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from West Chester University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in TESOL literacy from Wilmington University, and a certificate in education finance from Georgetown University. She is currently pursuing a certificate in early education leadership from Harvard University.