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Amy Cordier

Committee for Children
Research Scientist
Amy Cordier is a Research Scientist with Committee for Children, a Seattle-based nonprofit that advocates for, researches, and develops educational programs to advance the safety and well-being of children through social-emotional learning. She works with educational and instructional designers to create research-based programs that help students manage their emotions, form healthy relationships, make good decisions, and cope with everyday social and academic challenges so that they’re better equipped to succeed in and out of school. Currently, Amy is on the Out-of-School Time (OST) team within the Second Step family of programs; this team is working closely with practitioners in OST settings to create a program that fosters positive relationships, cultivates safe and supportive environments, and teaches self-regulation and social skills in developmentally and culturally-appropriate ways. Amy has over a decade of experience as an early childhood and OST teacher. Her research focuses on programs around the formal K-12 education system, including preschool, transition to kindergarten, and afterschool programs. She received her B.A. in History from Texas A&M, B.A. in Psychology from Portland State University, and M.S. in Applied Developmental Psychology from Portland State University. She is currently a doctoral candidate in Applied Psychology at Portland State University.