Maribeth Smith, Senior Project Director, Professional Development, Curriculum and Instruction, serves as lead technical assistance provider and evaluator within CTAC initiatives in systemic reform, educator evaluation systems, and performance-based compensation. Maribeth has provided assistance at the state, district, school, union, and board levels throughout the country. She has been the co-lead author of numerous evaluations, including It’s More Than Money; Tying Earning to Learning; Focus on Literacy: Professional Development Audit; and Catalyst for Change (the summative Denver report on performance-based compensation). Maribeth previously served as associate superintendent for educational planning and development in Fremont Union High School District (CA). She was honored as Curriculum and Instruction Administrator of the Year in California. She is one of the nation’s leading experts on school reform and redesign, pedagogy and evaluation, and instructional strategies to improve the student achievement of high needs learners.