Heather Boughton

Director, Education Policy Implementation

Heather Boughton is the Director of Education Policy Implementation at Results for America. Prior to joining Results for America, Heather spent over a decade working for the Ohio Department of Education, supporting the state’s efforts to use data and research to inform education policymaking. Heather’s most recent role at the Department was as the Director of Research, Evaluation and Advanced Analytics. In this role, Heather was responsible for leading the development and implementation of the Department’s Learning Agendas, as well as Ohio’s efforts to encourage and support the use of evidence-based strategies in its schools. Heather is committed to supporting data use for the purpose of dismantling inequities. She gets particularly excited about using actionable research in continuous improvement and working collaboratively to create cultures of learning. Heather received her Ph.D. in sociology from Ohio State University, where she studied inequality and education. She is an alumna of Harvard University’s Strategic Data Fellowship, the Aspen Institute’s Coherence Lab Fellowship, and Result for America’s State Education Fellowship.