Kate Rollert French

Kate Rollert French
Postdoctoral Fellow
395 College of Education

Office Hours: By appointment. 


Education
  • Ph.D., Educational Policy and K-12 Educational Administration, Michigan State University, 2017 
  • M.Ed., Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, Southern Methodist University, 2011
  • B.S., Biology, Lee Honors College at Western Michigan University, 2005

Biography

Kate Rollert French, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral fellow in Wayne State University’s College of Education, in the department of administrative and organizational studies. French began her career as an AP biology teacher in Dallas, Texas. She most recently completed her dual Ph.D. in educational policy and K-12 educational administration with a specialization in urban education at Michigan State University. Her research focuses on the experiences of new teachers working in urban schools--with an emphasis on justice-oriented pedagogy.

Area Of Expertise

Urban teacher education and development; urban teacher retention; sociocultural contexts of urban schools; culturally responsive teaching

Presentations

The Challenges and Opportunities of Educational Leadership Research and Practice.
Cooper, K., *Rollert, K.* 2016 Paper presented at the annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration

Belief-Oriented Network Segregation, Change, & Empowerment of Novice Teachers
*French, K.R.* 2016 Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society

Changes in the Dallas Educational Policy Arena: Implications for Representation & Democracy?
*Rollert, K.*, Jacobsen, R. 2015 Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association

BIG Influencers in Dallas Education Policy. From Iron Triangle to Policy Network?
*Rollert, K.*, Jacobsen, R. 2015 Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Education Finance and Policy

The Urban Experience: Implications for Culturally Relevant Teacher Programs
*Rollert, K.* 2014 Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association

Reflections from an Urban Cohort: Implications for Urban Teacher Models
*Rollert, K.* 2014 Paper Presented at the International Conference of Urban Education

Preparing Teachers for Work in High-Poverty, Urban Schools: An Analysis of the Urban Educators Cohort Program Model
*Rollert, K.* 2013 Paper presented at the annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration

Publications

Advancing or Inhibiting Educational Opportunity: The Power of New Teachers to Reinforce or Deconstruct Social Reproduction in Urban Schools
*French, K. R.* 2017 In The Power of Resistance: Culture, Ideology and Social Reproduction in Global Contexts. Emerald Publishing Limited.

Critical Education & New Teachers’ Beliefs: A New Niche for Educational Research
*French, K. R.* 2017 William & Mary Educational Review 5(1)

Perspicacity, Tension, and Purpose in Under-resourced Urban Schools: Implications for Urban Teacher Preparation Models.
*Rollert, K.* 2015 National Teacher Education Journal 8(3)

Viable and effective alternatives: Preparing leaders for non-traditional schools.
Cooper, K. & *Rollert, K.* 2015 Challenges and opportunities of educational leadership research and practice: the state of the field and its multiple futures.

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