Esther Quintero is a senior fellow at the Albert Shanker Institute. Her work focuses on highlighting research that can inform critical education issues such as equity, system-wide reform, improving the teaching profession etc. Specifically, her writing and analyses focus on understanding schools as organizations, social capital as a lever for educational improvement, the sociology of the classroom, and early childhood literacy development. Other areas of work include social inequality, the sociology of gender and race, group processes and social interaction.
Esther has a B.A. from the University of Seville (Spain) and a Ph.D. in sociology from Cornell University.