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Ann Jaquith

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Ann Jaquith

POLS Program Director

Office: CERAS 135


Dr. Jaquith is the director of the Policy, Organization, and Leadership Studies (POLS) master’s program and lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Education. Through her scholarship and applied research, she is particularly interested in how (and under what conditions) diverse actors in the U.S. educational system can work together to bring about positive change, especially for marginalized and disadvantaged youth. She is the author of “How to Create the Conditions for Learning: Continuous Improvement in Classrooms, Schools, and Districts” (Harvard Education Press, 2017). Her work has also appeared in The Foundation Review, Principal Magazine, Educational Forum, Educational Leadership, Journal of Staff Development, The Handbook of Professional Development, PK-12: Successful Models and Practices, and Second International Handbook of Educational Change.

Current projects include:

  • Developing a series of Leadership Conversations for POLS students
  • Studying district and local association contexts that enabled and/or constrained Instructional Leadership Corps members’ efforts to engage teachers in teaching other teachers.
  • Piloting a participatory model with youth of color with/without disabilities grounded in the arts and humanities to (re)structure school discipline policies and practices.
  • Developing organizational portraiture as an approach to school-centered instructional improvement and capacity-building

Program Affiliations


Research Interests

Assessment, Testing and Measurement | Equity in Education | Educational Policy | Leadership and Organization | Professional Development | Teachers and Teaching

See a full list of GSE Faculty research interests >

Recent Publications

Jaquith, A. (2021). A Virtual Learning Excursion: The HA unSummit. Stanford, CA: Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education.

Jaquith, A. (2020) A Systems approach to creating an ecology of equity in a high-poverty school district. Stanford, CA: Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education.

Jaquith, A. & Chavez, R. (2020). Coherent assistance in education improvement: How foundations can help. The Foundation Review, 12(2).

Ann Jaquith in the News & Media

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