Dr. Tammie Causey-Konaté

Senior Technical Assistance Consultant / Cultural and Linguistic Competence Workgroup Member

Company: American Institutes for Research (AIR)
Role: Session Presenter

2020 Conference Session: (Canceled) Using Cultural and Linguistic Competence to Guide the Journey Toward Sustainable Growth and Impact (S5-F)

Tammie M. Causey-Konaté, PhD, is a senior technical assistance consultant at American Institutes for Research (AIR) and a member of the Cultural and Linguistic Competence (CLC) Workgroup in AIR’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion. She is the former deputy director of the Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC), a $20 million regional comprehensive center that provided technical assistance to address state and local capacity-building to further school improvement and equity. In this role, Dr. Causey-Konaté supported SEAs in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina, and AIR consultants and researchers in the design and implementation of technical assistance and training. In addition, she serves as a content expert to AIR’s Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, providing technical assistance, training, and resource development in the areas of cultural and linguistic competence, implicit bias, workforce diversification, and social emotional learning (SEL).

Before joining SECC, she served as a research alliance liaison with REL Southwest and REL Southeast, supporting the efforts of educator effectiveness and charter school research alliances. Tammie has nearly 30 years of experience as a professional educator, with her years in K–12 and higher education divided equally. She has international and regional experience in diversity and equity, cultural and linguistic competence, cross-education system partnerships, and the postsecondary development of school leaders for urban and rural education contexts. She has extensive experience in trauma-informed practices and is a co-editor of the recently released “Called to Sankofa: Leading In, Through, and Beyond Disaster—A Narrative Account of African Americans Leading Education in Post-Katrina New Orleans” (2018).

Tammie holds a PhD in educational administration and an MEd in curriculum and instruction, both from the University of New Orleans.

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