Priscilla Little

  • Senior Consultant, Big Picture Approach Training & Consulting

Priscilla Little has been working in the education arena and conducting educational research for over twenty years.   Most recently (since 2016) she is a member of The Forum for Youth Investment’s Big Picture Approach Consulting group, building its capacity to support multi-site strategic alignment and partnership initiatives, including the Performance Partnership Pilots. Other former and current clients include: The Wallace Foundation, Better Educated Leaders for Life (BELL), New Hampshire 21st Century Community Learning Centers Initiative, New Jersey After 3, The Providence After School Alliance, The Heinz Endowments, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the David and Lucille Packard Foundation, The C.S. Mott Foundation, Time Warner Office of Corporate Responsibility, and The Atlantic Philanthropies as well as national research firms and state education agencies. Prior to becoming a consultant she was at the Harvard Family Research Project, where she led research teams to investigate policy-relevant after-school issues such as improving participation, addressing program quality, building after-school systems, and supporting expanded learning partnerships.  In addition to conducting research on after-school, Priscilla has worked on issues related to family engagement, early childhood, and using data for continuous improvement. She received her undergraduate degree in music history and theory from Smith College, and her master’s degree from the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study at Tufts University.