Sabrina Laine
Senior Vice President, Chief of Staff in the Office of the CEO


  • Teacher effectiveness

Sabrina W. M. Laine is senior vice president and chief of staff in the office of the CEO at the American Institutes for Research. Previously, she served as vice president of the education program, where she led a team of more than 100 researchers, policy analysts and technical assistance providers focused on critical education reform issues such as educator effectiveness and college and career readiness. Laine has a diverse background in educational policy research and has spearheaded efforts to contribute to policy research and resource development. Laine has worked for the last several years to ensure that policies and programs are in place that enable all children to have access to highly qualified teachers and leaders. She is the primary author of the 2011 book, “Improving Teacher Quality: A Guide for Education Leaders,” and a contributing author on the 2013 book, “Everyone at the Table: Engaging Teachers in Evaluation Reform,” both published by Jossey-Bass. Laine earned her doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies from Indiana University and lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and two children.