Carl A. Grant Lecture: Equity-Minded Public School Reform

February 27, 2015, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street

Tina Trujillo

Assistant Professor, University of California–Berkeley

Tina Trujillo is a former urban public school teacher, school reform coach and educational evaluator. She earned her Ph.D. in Education from UCLA and her M.A. in Education from the University of Colorado, Boulder. At Berkeley, she teaches Ph.D. students in Policy, Organization, Measurement and Evaluation (POME), and school and district leaders in the Leadership for Educational Equity Doctoral Program (LEEP) and the Principal Leadership Institute (PLI). 

Dr. Trujillo uses tools from political science and critical policy studies to study the political dimensions of urban district reform, the instructional and democratic consequences of policies and reforms for students of color and English Learners, and trends in urban educational leadership. Her recent research examines the instructional and political implications of private, intermediary organizations as technical assistance providers for public school districts. Another project looks at the ways in which Teach For America is defining the project to redress educational equity, and how the organization influences patterns in school leadership, reform and policy. She also writes about the implications of federal accountability policies for the provision of democratic, equitable schooling.