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Dr. Stacey Rutledge is an Associate Professor in the Educational Leadership/Administration and Educational Policy and Evaluation programs in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. She has a Master of Arts in Teaching social studies degree from Brown University and a Ph.D. in education from the University of Chicago. Her research focuses broadly on understanding how the work of administrators, teachers, guidance counselors, and students are nested within institutional and policy environments and how different approaches to school reform shape school practices and student outcomes. She is also interested in how innovations in technology—data systems and social media—shape work in districts and schools and connect educators and students.
She is currently serving as a Project Investigator for the National Center for Scaling Up Effective High Schools (NCSU), a center that has as its purpose identifying the programs, policies, and practices that make some urban high schools particularly effective and working with these districts to scale these practices. As part of the NCSU work, she is a grantee of a U.S. Department of Education Investing in Innovation Fund (i3) grant that has scaled a joint academic and social-emotional innovation called Personalization for Academic and Social-Emotional Learning (PASL) with NCSU partners, Broward County Public Schools. PASL is currently being implemented in 47 schools.
In 2020, her book, Steps to Schoolwide Success: Systemic Practices for Connecting Social-Emotional and Academic Learning was published by Harvard Education Press. Her research has been published in the American Educational Research Journal, American Journal of Education, Leadership and Policy in Schools, and Teacher College Record. She is also co-editor on several volumes, including The Infrastructure of Accountability: Data Use and the Transformation of American Education also published by Harvard Education Press.
In the 1990s, she was a high school social studies teacher before getting her doctorate. At FSU, she teaches Qualitative Methods courses, Instructional Leadership, Policy to Practice, as well as Applications of Policy in Schools, among others.