My research focuses on educational leadership as it relates to the organization of schooling to support equity and access for traditionally marginalized groups and explores the ways that leaders can foster adaptable, responsive learning organizations. In a policy environment burdened by a multitude of reforms, educational leaders face heightened pressure to meet the evolving needs of an increasingly diverse student population. In response to this challenging context, I am currently pursuing two separate but related streams of research. First, I study the everyday practice of school principals and their role in supporting reform. Second, my work examines how changing demographics, specifically an influx of culturally and linguistically diverse students, impact this practice.
Central Features of My Work
My study of educational leadership is defined by three central features.