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AERA Derrington Hayes Martinez

ELPS Faculty Attend AERA in Toronto, Canada

Mary Lynne Derrington, Sonya Hayes, and James Martinez attended the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada. The theme of this year’s meeting was “Leveraging Education Research in a “Post-Truth” Era: Multimodal Narratives to Democratize Evidence.”

Sonya Hayes presented a paper titled Using Improvement Science to (Re)design Leadership Preparation: Exploring PLEs Across 5 University Programs in a symposium on Improvement Science. She also facilitated the selection of the LTEL SIG’s Kottcamp award winner and presented the award at the LTEL SIG’s business meeting. Hayes attended both the DIV K planning meeting, where she is the Co-Chair for Section 10 Teacher Education Learning and Practice (she is on the DIV K planning committee for the 2020 AERA conference in San Antonio), and the DIV A newsletter editorial meeting, where she is one of the Associate Editors for DIV A.

Derrington at SAGE Publications reception for her bookMary Lynne Derrington presented a paper titled Teachers and Principals: Allied or at Odds After Five Years of New Evaluation Policy Implementation. She also attended a SAGE Publishing reception for her recently published book Qualitative Longitudinal Methods: Researching Implementation and Change.

Heather Hagenbuch and James Martinez at AERA


James Martinez was paired with Heather Hagenbuch (both pictured at right) as her mentor as part of the Boyd Mentorship Program that matches tenure-track professors with doctoral students across the U.S. Heather is a candidate in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Buffalo who is using longitudinal data from the same large National Center of Educational Statistics (NCES) database that he uses in his research. He will be mentoring her for the next year as she completes her doctoral studies in Educational Administration.