Kathleen Hayes

Dr. Kathleen Therese Hayes

Coordinator School Partnerships


Kathleen's career in K-12 education has taken her from the high school English classroom to the Chicago Public Schools central office, the Consortium on Chicago School Research and several nonprofit organizations focused on teacher policy issues. She earned her Ed.D. in education policy from Teachers College in May 2016. Her dissertation focused on teacher sensemaking about a Chicago high school curricular and instructional reform. Kathleen's professional interests center on teacher preparation, the role of teachers in policy implementation, and helping to strengthen the connection between research and educator practice. 



Year Degree Institution
2016 Ed.D. Teachers College, Columbia University
2001 M.Ed. University of Illinois-Chicago
1993 M.S. Medill School Of Journalism, Northwestern University
1989 B.A. Quincy University

Research Interests

 The role of teachers in policy implementation; the influence of teacher professional identity and school and district context on teacher sensemaking about education reforms

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