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Chris Torres

 Assistant Professor
  Department of Educational Administration
 Ph.D., New York University
 424 Erickson
 517-432-0136
Chris Torres is an assistant professor of K-12 educational administration. His research highlights practitioners’ lived experiences to understand how charter schools and shifting educational governance structures affect the careers, practices, and development of teachers and leaders in K-12 education. His work also examines the limits, possibilities and consequences of scaling up charter school models and expanding their practices into the wider public education system. Using mixed-method and qualitative methodologies, he is currently involved in studies that focus on charter school teacher and leader turnover and mobility, sources of learning and support for charter leaders, teacher hiring processes in charter management organizations (CMOs), disciplinary methods in “no- excuses” charter schools and the implementation of portfolio management models (PMMs) in New Orleans, Denver and Los Angeles. A unifying goal of this work is to improve equity and outcomes for traditionally marginalized students and communities.

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