Sarah Schneider Kavanagh

Sarah Schneider Kavanagh

University of Pennsylvania

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Dr. Sarah Schneider Kavanagh is a research assistant professor of teacher education in the Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Division. Prior to joining Penn GSE, Dr. Kavanagh was a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University’s Center to Support Excellence in Teaching and a research scientist at the University of Washington’s College of Education, where she started the Mentor Labs Project, a research and development initiative focused on transforming the practice of teacher mentoring in K-12 schools.

Dr. Kavanagh received her Ph.D. from the University of Washington, where she co-founded Teacher Education by Design, an open-source curricular library of practice-based tools for teacher education with a membership of teacher educators that spans over 200 school districts and 75 institutions of higher education. She began her career in education as a classroom teacher, first in the Bay area and then in the Baltimore area.

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