Dr. Steve Cantrell

Vice President for Measurement and Evaluation, Bridge International Academies

United States of America

Dr. Steve Cantrell is Vice President for Measurement and Evaluation at Bridge International Academies. He is a former head of evaluation and research at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation where he co-directed the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project and led the foundation’s internal measurement, learning, and analytics. Cantrell is a former Executive Director of the US Department of Education's Regional Educational Laboratory – Midwest. He is a former Chief Research Scientist for the Los Angeles Unified School District. He is the co-author of Better Feedback for Better Teaching (Jossey-Bass, 2016).

Cantrell’s career began as a middle school teacher. He holds degrees from Brown University (AB, Economics) and University of Southern California (Ph.D., Public Administration).