Ellen S. Gannett
Senior Strategist at the National Institute on Out-of-School Time
M.Ed., Lesley College
Senior Strategist at the National Institute on Out-of-School Time at the Wellesley Centers for Women focused on policy research, program evaluation, training, and consultation to out-of-school time industry professionals and field.
Ellen S. Gannett, M.Ed., is a senior strategist and former director of the National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST) at the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College. A national action/research project, NIOST has provided research, evaluation, technical assistance, consultation, and specialized training on afterschool programs throughout the United States for more than 35 years. Gannett ensures that research bridges the fields of child care, education, and youth development in order to promote programming that addresses the development of the whole child and the professional advancement of the field.