Samantha LeVangie is a project coordinator for the Region 1 Comprehensive Center at AIR. Her areas of focus include education system improvement, supporting student attendance and engagement, addressing educator shortage, and early childhood education. Samantha is tasked with supporting R1CC communication and evaluation efforts, supporting center personnel, and developing and delivering technical assistance activities to state and district staff across the region.
In her role Samantha has developed and facilitated peer-to-peer communities of practice around addressing educator shortages, and developed workshops and modules to build the capacity of educators to design and evaluate innovative practices in education. She has also supported state education agencies in identifying research and resources relevant to state-wide improvement efforts. In addition, Samantha has co-authored R1CC resources related to re-imagining education systems in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.