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Amy L. Hawn Nelson (Hawn)
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Last updated: 11/9/2017
Amy L. Hawn Nelson
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  Piedmont Charlotte Area
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Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy
Director of Training and Technical Assistance
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  Class of '14
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Amy Hawn Nelson is the Director of Training and Technical Assistance for Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy, charged with overseeing all parts of the AISP Learning Communities Initiative. This includes providing training, technical assistance, and support to developing IDS sites. Prior to joining AISP in 2017, Dr. Hawn Nelson was the Director of Social Research for the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute and the Director of the Institute for Social Capital, Inc., an integrated data system charged with supporting university research and enhancing data-enhanced decision-making in the Charlotte community. She is a Charlotte native and proud graduate of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Prior to joining the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute in 2012, Hawn Nelson served as a teacher, mentor, and school leader for 11 years. She holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction and Masters’ degrees in Teaching and in School Administration. Her research interests include long-term schooling outcomes, data-informed decision making, and integrated data systems. She is an active member of the community, serving several youth and music-oriented organizations in Charlotte. She lives in East Charlotte with her better half Allen, daughters Fincher Emory, and fur child Barkley.

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