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Tom Withee, MS

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Outside of Goshen, Tom enjoys gardening and spending time with his wife and two daughters which usually includes training in TaeKwonDo.

About Tom

Tom has over 20 years’ experience as an educator, education researcher and adjunct faculty and currently is a senior researcher for Goshen Consulting. He received his bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana and his master’s degree in physics from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with an emphasis on education research. Prior to joining Goshen, he taught science in a public high school with the additional roles of STEM club sponsor, vertical alignment team lead and department chair as well as the occasional course at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

 

At Goshen, he continues to support STEM education through program evaluation and working with agencies to elevate all educators. Tom brings his data analysis and visualization skills as well as deep insight in education to all projects he is involved in. He continues to develop through active involvement in the American Evaluation Association and is the current chair for the STEM Topical Interest Group (TIG).

Presentation & Publications

Presentations

"Painting with Data: How to Tell the Story of Your Project". Presented November 8th, 2022 at the DoDEA Grant Program Annual Professional Learning Meeting in San Diego, CA. Link to pdf.

 

"Designing Interactive Dashboards in Excel and Google Sheets Using the PARCS Method". Presented November 11th, 2022 at Evaluation 2022: (re)Shaping Evaluation Together in New Orleans, LA. Link to pdf.

 

"Understanding the Educator Pipeline: Current Research on Recruitment and Retention". Presented April 27th, 2023 at 2nd Annual Districts Leading with Equity Conference in Champaign, IL. Link to slide deck.

 

Publications

DeRuntz, B. Henson, H., Withee, T., Hood, O. (July 2021). Evolution of STEM Leadership Self Efficacy Within an NSF S-STEM Program. ASEE Conference Virtual, Poster session.
 

DeRuntz, B., Henson, H., & Withee, T. (2022, August). Leadership Development and STEM Student Success Using the Social Interdependence Model. In 2022 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition.
 

DeRuntz, B., Withee, T., & Henson, H. (2022, August). Assessing Impact of the Leadership Development Program during the COVID-19 Pandemic. In 2022 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition.

 

Beilstein, S. O., Nguiffo, J. K., Withee, T., & Bates, M. (2023). Having to fight for everything: Voices of Illinois educators on why they leave or stay in the profession. Chicago, IL: Illinois Workforce and Education Research Collaborative, Discovery Partners Institute, University of Illinois and Goshen Education Consulting, Inc.

 

Beilstein, S. O., Withee, T., Feldmann, M., & Bates, M. (2023, March). Exploring factors associated with educator attrition and retention: Working conditions matter most. Association for Education Finance and Policy, Denver, CO.

 

Beilstein, S. O., & Withee, T. (2023). Chronic Teacher Shortages Continue: Districts Struggle to Find Qualified Teachers. Chicago, IL: Illinois Workforce and Education Research Collaborative, Discovery Partners Institute, University of Illinois and Goshen Education Consulting, Inc.

 

Beilstein, S. O., & Withee, T. (2022). Illinois’ persistent educator shortage: Multiple sources point to the same conclusion. Chicago, IL: Illinois Workforce and Education Research Collaborative, Discovery Partners Institute, University of Illinois and Goshen Education Consulting, Inc.

 

Beilstein, S. O., & Withee, T. (2022). Chronic teacher shortages: Part 1—Content and geographic areas with high need. Chicago, IL: Illinois Workforce and Education Research Collaborative, Discovery Partners Institute, University of Illinois and Goshen Education Consulting, Inc.

 

Beilstein, S. O., & Withee, T. (2022). Chronic teacher shortages: Part 2—Demand for teachers by grade band. Chicago, IL: Illinois Workforce and Education Research Collaborative, Discovery Partners Institute, University of Illinois and Goshen Education Consulting, Inc.

 

Schmitz, E., & Withee, T. (2022). 2021 Illinois Educator Shortage Additional Analysis: Neighboring State Salary. Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools & Goshen Education Consulting, Inc.

 

Withee, T., & Beilstein, S. O. (2023). Districts with Chronic Shortages – Part 1: Characteristics of Districts with Ongoing Shortages. Chicago, IL: Illinois Workforce and Education Research Collaborative, Discovery Partners Institute, University of Illinois and Goshen Education Consulting, Inc.

 

Withee, T., & Beilstein, S. O. (2022). Teacher starting salary. Chicago, IL: Illinois Workforce and Education Research Collaborative, Discovery Partners Institute, University of Illinois and Goshen Education Consulting, Inc.

 

Krim, J., & Withee, T. (2023) Does Illinois Import or Export Teachers. Edwardsville, IL: Goshen Education Consulting, Inc.

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