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Kristy Cooper

 Assistant Professor
  Department of Educational Administration
 Ed.D., Harvard University
 403 Erickson
 517-353-5461
Kristy Cooper is an assistant professor of K-12 educational administration. Her research examines how school and district leaders systematically increase student engagement in classrooms--both to enhance student learning and increase high school graduation rates. To this end, Kristy studies strategies for increasing student engagement through teacher collaboration and teacher leadership. Kristy also studies instructional leadership, school improvement, dropout prevention, and the qualities of effective schools. Her prior work has included analyses of the use of data in elementary schools and the inner-workings of high-performing, urban charter schools.

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Active Grants:

  • American Educational Research Association
    Instructional Collaboration Among High School Math and Science Teachers – Prevalence & Outcomes
  • U.S. Department of Education (Michigan Association of Public School Academies)
    Teacher Mentoring and Professional Learning Communities and Principals: 2015-2016 MSU-LIT Professional Development Activities