Stanford researcher Ann Jaquith, PhD '09, has been named the new director for the Policy, Organization and Leadership Studies (POLS) master’s program at the Graduate School of Education (GSE). She will take on the role on July 1.
Jaquith is a longstanding member of the GSE community, having served for the past eight years as associate and then executive director of the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE). Prior to joining SCOPE, she worked as a senior researcher at the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity (SCALE) and the Center to Support Excellence in Teaching (CSET).
Jaquith started her career as a middle school and high school teacher and went on to become a school administrator. Her research examines equity practices, instructional leadership and studying learning at all levels of the system, and she is particularly interested in cultivating leaders who inspire and promote high-quality teaching in order to improve students’ opportunities to learn. She is the author of How to Create the Conditions for Learning: Continuous Improvement in Classrooms, Schools, and Districts (Harvard Education Press, 2017).
Jaquith will lead the POLS program along with GSE Professor Mitchell Stevens, the program’s faculty director.
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