Joseph DeStefano is the Director for Policy, Systems, and Governance in the International Education Division within the International Development Group at RTI International. His interest and expertise focus on project design, management, and support, as well as research, data analysis, and evaluation. He has experience with a full range of K–12 education issues—from teaching and learning to teacher professional development, school-community relations, finance, policy, and system reform. Mr. DeStefano has provided policy analysis and data support to US school districts and ministries of education throughout the developing world. He has also conducted extensive research on school effectiveness, community-based approaches to education, education reform, teacher supply and demand, school district finance, governance and management, human resources best practices in school systems, and development assistance modalities.