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Pam Pam Grossman

Dr. Grossman's teaching and research interests center on the education of teachers, the relationship between teacher education and knowledge, and policy and programmatic issues related to teacher education. Her publications include: The Making of a Teacher: Teacher Knowledge and Teacher Education, a co-edited volume (with Sam Wineburg), entitled Interdisciplinary Curriculum: Challenges to Implementation, as well as articles in Teachers College Record, American Educational Research Journal, Educational Researcher, Journal of Literacy Research, Teaching and Teacher Education , Review of Research in Education, among others. Her current research includes a study of pathways into teaching in New York City schools (with Don Boyd, Hamp Lankford, Susanna Loeb, and Jim Wyckoff) and a cross-professional study of preparation of clergy, teachers, and clinical psychologists. She has served as the Vice-President of Division K (Teaching and Teacher Education) for the American Educational Research Association and as a member of AERAís Council and Executive Board.

LDH Linda Darling-Hammond

Linda Darling-Hammondís research, teaching, and policy work focus on issues of teaching quality, school reform, and educational equity. She is the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education at Stanford University, where she has launched the Stanford Educational Leadership Institute and the School Redesign Network. Dr. Darling-Hammond is involved with all aspects of TNE. She is Chair of the Research and Assessment Team, is a member of the TNE Advisory Committee, and is the lead researcher on the project, How Does Teacher Education Make a Difference: An Exploration of the Relationships among Teacher Education, Teaching Practices, and Student Learning.

Andrea Lunsford

Andrea Lunsford is the Louise Hewlett Nixon Professor of English and Director of the Program in Writing and Rhetoric at Stanford University. She has designed and taught undergraduate and graduate courses in writing history and theory, rhetoric, literacy studies, and intellectual property. Before joining the Stanford faculty, Professor Lunsford was Distinguished Professor of English and Director of the Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing at Ohio State University. Currently also a member of the Bread Loaf School of English faculty, Professor Lunsford earned her B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Florida and completed her Ph.D. in English at The Ohio State University.

Sandy Dean

Sandy Dean is a National Board Certified Teacher who currently coordinates the National Board Resource Senter at Stanford University. She was a classroom teacher for over twenty years mostly in the elementary grades. Sandy has been involved in school reform projects at the site and district levels. She was a task force member contributing to the development of California Master Plan for K-12 education, and is currently a memeber of the task force on Teaching and California's Future. She has been a Carnegie Scholar, a literacy coordinator, a support provider for National Baord candidates, has led many professional development activities, and participated in collaborative teacher research projects on writing and language development.

LBW Laura Burns-Wood

Laura Burns-Wood joined the TNE team in October 2006 and brings more than five years of Stanford University experience to the team. In addition she has over 15 years of corporate event planning and graphic art design experience in the Silicon Valley. Her work varies from local venues to large multi-media presentation conferences. For the last two years she has volunteered her time in creating art with autistic children within her local school district. She has a degree in Fine Art from UC Santa Cruz, a Graphic Arts degree from US Santa Cruz Extension and a paralegal degree from De Anza College.

Jeff Jeff Wachtel

Jeff Wachtel is Senior Assistant to the President and Secretary of the Board of Trustees of Stanford University. In his role as presidentís assistant, he provides advice and counsel to President John Hennessy and represents the Presidentís Office to individuals and organizations both within and outside the university. As secretary, he supports the leadership of the Board of Trustees in the creation, evaluation, and promulgation of University policies; institutional governance; long-term planning; and program development. Mr. Wachtel holds a bachelorís degree in urban studies and psychology from Stanford, a masterís degree in city planning from the University of California-Berkeley and a J.D. from the University of California-San Francisco, Hastings College of the Law.