Marisa Cannata

Vanderbilt University

Marisa Cannata is a post-doctoral fellow at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human development. She is a research associate at the National Center on School Choice at Vanderbilt and part of a National Science Foundation-funded project on new middle school mathematics teachers’ induction experiences. She focuses on issues of teacher quality, including teachers’ career decisions, work experiences, professional community and hiring. Cannata also considers how teacher qualifications and work experiences vary between charter and traditional public schools.