Leiah Groom-Thomas is a Social Science Researcher III at Stanford University. Her interests include early childhood education, implementing and scaling interventions in complex systems, and conducting translational research to enact change in practice and policy. Her recent research employs mixed methods to inform national efforts on implementing and sustaining high-impact tutoring to accelerate student learning.
Leiah holds a Ph.D. in Education, an M.A. in Reading and Literacy in Early and Middle Childhood, and a B.S. in Early Childhood Education all from The Ohio State University. Prior to conducting education research, Leiah was an elementary school teacher in Columbus, Ohio. Her background as a practitioner informs her work and scholarly interests.