Rachel Comly

Research Associate




B.A. in Psychology: Temple University
M.S.Ed. in Reading, Writing, and Literacy: University of Pennsylvania


Rachel Comly joined RFA in 2017 as a Research Analyst, was promoted to Senior Research Analyst in November 2018, and to Research Associate in November 2019. In her current role, Comly manages and leads the qualitative work for a large, multi-year, mixed-methods evaluation of the Children’s Literacy Initiative’s Blueprint for Early Literacy curriculum. Rachel also directs a study of early literacy practices in Philadelphia charter schools and recently played a leadership role in a review of best practices in a comprehensive scan of Philadelphia’s out-of-school time programming. Rachel received an M.S. Ed. in Reading/Writing/Literacy from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in Psychology from Temple University.