USC Provost's PhD Fellowship
M.S.Ed., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
B.A., Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
K-12 Education Policy
Standards-based reform; teacher efficacy and autonomy; gifted education
Shauna is a 2004 Teach For America alumna. She taught math and science in both middle and elementary school in Philadelphia. After completing her Teach For America commitment, she remained teaching in Philadelphia for three additional years. She then moved to a private independent school for gifted students. Shauna was inspired to pursue a degree in education policy after teaching in schools with widely varying degrees of resources, accountability requirements, organizational structures, and professional communities. She is interested in the structural features of schools that promote student learning and teacher efficacy. After teaching gifted students for four years, she also has in interest in their needs as learners and the ways in which they are impacted by education reform policies and accountability measures.
Shauna received her undergraduate degree in Romance Languages and Literature from Harvard University and her master's degree in Elementary Education at the University of Pennsylvania.
- Polikoff, M. S., & Campbell, S. E. (2014, July 2). [Review of the book Getting teacher evaluation right: What really matters for effectiveness and improvement, by L. Darling-Hammond]. Teachers College Record. Retrieved from http://www.tcrecord.org/BookReviews.asp.