About the author:

My research interests include the study of teacher-student interactions and relationships and their impact on student learning. I’m particularly interested in identifying experiences in teacher preparation that optimize the benefits of interactions.

What I want to achieve:

I hope that my research and policy work will help strengthen the early educator workforce in areas that seem core to the value of early childhood education – the connections formed between teachers and children. I believe that technically sound and practically relevant tools are in short supply and can make a real difference in defining and strengthening the features of quality that matter.