Dr. Kylah Torre is Director of Digital Learning at the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Kylah brings to that position professional experience in education research, curriculum development, and teaching. Her work in digital learning is a natural extension of a career working towards equity and accessibility for all students.
Kylah is a former middle school teacher and previously served as an instructor at Hunter College, the City College of New York, and Long island University where she trained pre-service special education teachers. Prior to that, Kylah was Senior Program Officer at a foundation where she managed and evaluated domestic and international grants in the areas of education and human rights. Kylah earned Ph.D. in Urban Education from the City University of New York Graduate Center and her B.A. in International Development from McGill University.
For her capstone, Kylah developed a data collection instrument to be used for collection and analysis of data leading to an action guide for state-level organizations (Departments of Education or similar) to inform the launch and/or continuous improvement of OER work for states. The survey includes quantitative and qualitative questions aimed at investigating the processes that states use to implement OER policies and programs. The data will be used to make comparisons, consider potential best practices, and provide state profiles as case studies for OER initiative implementation.