Karen Hammerness with Deirdre Faughey

Karen Hammerness is the Director of Educational Research and Evaluation at the American Museum of Natural History. Most recently, she has been studying teacher education programs that focus on preparing teachers for particular contexts, such as urban public schools, and exploring the advantages of such focused preparation for new teachers, and their students—work that is…

Gregory Michie with Deirdre Faughey

Gregory Michie is a public school teacher in Chicago and Senior Research Associate at the Center for Policy Studies and Social Justice at Concordia University Chicago. His latest book, We Don’t Need Another Hero: Struggle, Hope, and Possibility in the Age of High-Stakes Schooling, was published in November, 2012, by Teachers College Press. He is also the…

Federico Waitoller with Tran Templeton

Dr. Federico Waitoller is an Assistant Professor of Special Education at the University of Illinois, Chicago. His work focuses on multiple yet intersecting strands of research: teacher learning for inclusive education, and the disproportionate numbers of students of color in special education settings. Over “a shot of espresso with a drop of milk” (Dr. Waitoller’s…