Cat Warner-Griffin

Senior Research Scientist

As a Senior Research Scientist at AnLar, Cat enjoys studying and evaluating effective education practices for schools, districts, and states. She focuses on understanding current trends and policy changes, considering how different populations might experience educational systems. She is particularly interested in training and attrition in the teacher and principal workforce, as well as measuring growth and learning from a variety of perspectives.

At AnLar, Cat participates with the research team on Project AWARE and the promotion of mental health in North Carolina schools. She also works with the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to detail current policy efforts with existing NCES data. Prior to joining AnLar, Cat spent more than 15 years conducting data analysis in the field of education. She has written on issues surrounding children’s and maternal mental health in the school context, teacher supply and workforce development, teacher qualifications, career-life balance, and elementary student literacy and assessment. She has served as study director for contracts with the U.S. Department of Education (ED), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service (USDA FNS), and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Published in several peer-reviewed journals, she also holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Maryland.

When Cat isn’t at the office, she loves spending time around the neighborhood with her family and sweet hound dog. You can also find her enjoying a cup of coffee each morning followed by literally running around the neighborhood or attending a local Barre class. Cat is a dedicated participant in her online sticker club, trading the best sheets with one of her three children or embellishing her (paper!) planner.

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Aaron Petrillo
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Cat Warner-Griffin
Senior Research Scientist
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