Loveen Bains

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Loveen Bains manages multiple projects at the National Board, including the Teacher Incentive Fund grant and the Mississippi Literacy project.

Prior to the National Board, Bains served at the U.S. Department of Education with an extensive range of responsibilities. Bains provided direct oversight and management of Race to the Top on both state and district levels as part of President Obama’s education reform agenda.  Additionally, Bains led the creation and coordination of flagship international higher education dialogues in partnership with the U.S. State Department and foreign governments, and also administered federal education grants throughout the United States.

Bains’ field experience includes research and teaching, special education, and community college advancement.

Bains holds a Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of Houston, an M.A. in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University, and a B.A. from the University of Arizona.