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Goodlad Institute for Educational Renewal

Goodlad Institute for Educational Renewal

Research at the University of Washington Bothell School of Education

Institute Mission

The Goodlad Institute for Educational Renewal exists to promote justice-centered purposes of education by co-designing and studying processes for continuous renewal with schools, universities, and communities.

Priority Areas & Program Development

Our priority areas for research and development toward educational renewal.

Our Network

Partners and supporters of our work

Who We Are

Now in our fourteenth year at the University of Washington, the Goodlad Institute for Educational Renewal continues the collaborative work of promoting innovation in communities and schools and the preparation of educators and future leaders. 

Priority Areas & Program Development

Promoting civic-community-professional collaboration for school renewal

In broad terms, the need for local civic-professional collaboration for school renewal arises from the limitations of external efforts to impel educational reform through policies and funding.
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Supporting Renewal in PK-16 Schools and Informal Learning Environments

Public policies that emphasize achievement in core academic subjects for all children are juxtaposed with high levels of childhood poverty, limited English proficiency, and disabilities, which creates a challenging context for school renewal.
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Renewing Professional Learning for Educators

Renewal in PK-12, informal education, and higher education is supported when educators can work effectively across the cultures of schools, communities, and universities, modeling and fostering an inquiry stance that supports continuous improvement.
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Preparing and Supporting School Leaders

Working at the nexus of community demographics, local expectations for schools, professional priorities, and public policy requirements, principals have experienced perhaps the most rapid changes among education professionals.
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Supporting Educator Leadership for Curriculum Renewal

Curriculum and instruction are at the forefront of many current concerns – how to broaden the school curriculum beyond the narrow focus of state tests, how to increase achievement in mathematics and science, how to make learning more equitable, and so on.
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Our Team

Dr. Carrie Tzou, Director

Carrie Tzou is a professor in science education in the School of Educational Studies and a PI in the Goodlad Institute. She...
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Dr. Tom Bellamy

Tom Bellamy is professor emeritus of Education at the University of Washington Bothell and the founding and former director of the Goodlad...
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Dr. Yue Bian

Yue is an assistant professor in the School of Educational Studies at UW Bothell. Her scholarship explores effective teacher education practices that...
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Dr. Allison Hintz

Allison Hintz is an associate professor in the School of Educational Studies at UW Bothell. Her research and teaching focus on mathematics...
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Kellie Holden, Administrator

Kellie is the administrator for program operations in the Goodlad Institute. She serves many functions within the organization including overseeing all aspects...
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Dr. Veronica Cassone McGowan

Veronica is a research scientist and instructor at UW Bothell. She received her doctorate in Learning Sciences and Human Development from the...
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Dr. Natasha Hakimali Merchant

Natasha Hakimali Merchant is an assistant professor of multicultural and social studies education at UW Bothell where she teaches courses in the...
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Amy Pitt

Amy is the aministrative assistant in the Goodlad Institute and provides support to all grant projects. She is responsible for routine fiscal...
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William Rasplica

William (Bill) has extensive experience in district-wide (PK-12) and school-based implementation of integrated MTSS, including the areas of universal screening, multi-level prevention...
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Dr. Antony T. Smith

Antony, an associate professor in the School of Educational Studies at UW Bothell, has a research focus on the intersection of reading...
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Elizabeth Starks, Lead Designer

Elizabeth Starks (Shiwi/Diné) is an artist, developer, and education researcher with a background in Software-driven Systems Design, Museum Studies, and Studio Art....
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Dr. Blakely Tsurusaki

Blakely is a senior research scientist and PI in the Open STEM Research Group at UW Bothell with expertise in curriculum development,...
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Dr. Jordan Sherry-Wagner

Jordan is a postdoctoral scholar on the Learning in Places project who holds a PhD in Education from the University of Washington....
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Project Alumni

Theresa Horstman, Wendy Iwaszuk, Brad Portin, Nancy Price, Gavin Tierney, Alice Tsoodle
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