Gabriel Silvarajoo — Information Technology Analyst II

Gabe Silvarajoo graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Instructional Psychology and Technology at the University of Oklahoma. While studying at OU, Gabe worked at the Modern Languages Learning Center and the OU Library developing websites in Classic ASP with an assortment of back-end databases like Access, MS SQL, and Oracle. Also while working at the OU Library after graduation, he focused on .NET web development in C# and administering web servers (mainly Windows Servers) and Oracle databases, which drives current website technology. Gabe also works with server and database administration tasks including spinning up new virtual servers using VMWare, configuring IIS, OS and database software updates/patches, database disaster recovery and periodic database and file backups. He currently is responsible for specializing in providing rapid .NET web development, providing exceptional performance and user experiences, for web applications and the development of large data structures for E-TEAM clients.

gabrielchandran@ou.edu

Lisa White — Research Associate

Lisa White holds a Bachelor's degree in early childhood education from The University of Oklahoma and is currently working toward her Master’s in Administrative Leadership. Lisa worked as an early childhood educator for seven years. Lisa has been with the E-TEAM since 2009 and works with the Early Literacy Quick Assessment (ELQA), providing training and technical assistance with the current version and serving as a content resource for software updates and beta testing newly developed capabilities. She also provides training and technical assistance to Youth Information System (YIS) users. Lisa manages data collection and data quality control and conducts field interviews and classroom observations. In addition, she trains data collectors, supports data analysis, and assists in report development.

lisawhite@ou.edu

Sze Yee "Katty" Tong — Research Assistant I

Sze Yee "Katty" Tong holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems and has been with the E-TEAM since 2011. Katty previously conducted marketing analyses for several years for wholesale industry. She provides software development support for the E-TEAM applications, including Youth Information System (YIS) and the Early Literacy Quick Assessment (ELQA). Katty provides technical assistance and support for incoming queries and issues for YIS and ELQA end-users. She also provides data analysis and report development for E-TEAM senior researchers.

ktong@ou.edu

Kelly Phillips — Research Assistant

Kelly Phillips has been with E-TEAM since 2006. She previously worked as an early childhood educator for twelve years. Her expertise in early childhood classrooms has made her a valuable resource for the Early Literacy Quick Assessment (ELQA), and she is working with the development team on the latest ELQA version. Kelly provides technical assistance and support for incoming queries and issues for both ELQA users and Youth Information System (YIS) users. Kelly serves as the point-of-contact for the OKSOC Monthly and Quarterly Reports. Kelly also manages data collection, conducts interviews and observations, and assists with report development.

kphillips@ou.edu

Sharon Strait — Research Assistant

Sharon Strait has been with the E-TEAM since 2008. She previously served as the office manager for a busy dental practice for 26 years and brings that experience in working with people and managing logistics to her work with E-TEAM. Sharon serves as the point-of-contact for the Healthy Transitions Initiative and sits on several departmental committees. She conducts field interviews and observations, manages data collection, and assists with report development.

sstrait@ou.edu