Graduate Research Assistant, Peabody Research Institute
Sascha Mowrey is Graduate Research Assistant at PRI and a Doctoral Student in Development, Learning, and Diversity in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Vanderbilt University. She received her B.A in Human Development and Linguistics from UC San Diego and her M.A.T. in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. Prior to moving to starting her PhD. Program, she taught elementary school for eight years.
Sascha’s research interests are concentrated around teacher development and the social organization of schools including professional culture, school community, teachers’ social networks, new teacher induction and socialization, educational coherence and planning across grade levels, and the roles of teaching assistants in early childhood education. She hopes to combine these interests with her passion for early childhood and elementary teacher education.
While at PRI, Sascha has worked on a number of projects including the TN Voluntary Pre-K Effectiveness Study, the Experimental Validation of the Tools of the Mind Curriculum, the PRI Middle School Follow-Up Study and the Evaluation of the Hamilton County Department of Education Leadership Pipeline. She currently works with Dale Farran on two subprojects of the Development and Research in Early Mathematics Education (DREME) network, based at Stanford University.