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Madison Education Partnership (MEP)
Affiliated Researcher (2019- )-j )
Research Assistant (2016-2019)
The Madison Education Partnership (MEP) is a research-practice partnership between WCER and MMSD. MEP provides an organizational structure to institutionalize ongoing collaboration between the university and the school district across a range of mutually developed substantive topics. The partnership provides a context for collaborative problem identification, jointly designed empirical research to address problems of practice and policy, development of educational interventions, and the creation of mutually beneficial relationships across UW–Madison and MMSD.
Madison Writing and Achievement Project
Affiliated Researcher (2019- )
Project Assistant (2012-2016)
The Madison Writing and Achievement Project is a randomized controlled trial funded by the Spencer Foundation and the Institute of Education Sciences. The intervention intends to mitigate belonging uncertainty among students who have recently transitioned from elementary school. This is done through two writing interventions administered close to the beginning of the academic year.
Paradise Valley Writing and Achievement Project
Research Manager (2016- )
The Paradise Valley Writing and Achievement Project is a randomized controlled trial funded by the Arnold Foundation and implemented in an Arizona public school district. The intervention intends to mitigate belonging uncertainty among students who have recently transitioned from elementary school. This is done through two writing interventions administered close to the beginning of the academic year.
Student Stress and Well-Being Project
The Student Stress and Well-Being (SSWB) project designed to develop and implement a rapid screening tool to measure stress and well-being among middle and high school students. The project seeks to uncover how stress and coping function within adolescents, the ways stress and coping affect students’ academic, behavioral, and health outcomes, and how school-based interventions can mitigate the effects of stress on student achievement, behavior, and well-being. The ultimate goal is to develop a tool that can be useful to assess students’ current stress levels, resiliency to stress, and the skills available to cope with stress.