Michelle Renée Valladares
Michelle Renée Valladares is Associate Director of the National Education Policy Center. She has a PhD in education from the University of California, Los Angeles. She supports the development and implementation of equitable education policies by conducting original research and building collaborations across education sectors. Her collaborative work with NEPC fellow Tina Trujillo examines the systemic impact of school turnaround on low income communities. Prior to joining NEPC, Michelle was Associate Director and Assistant Clinical Professor at Brown University’s Annenberg Institute for School Reform (AISR). At AISR, she led the Ford Foundation-funded Time for Equity Indicators Project, which developed and supports the use of a comprehensive set of indicators that measure how expanded time and learning opportunities can transform the lives of students, the structure of schools, and the power of communities. Michelle was a post-doctoral fellow at UCLA’s Institute for Democracy, Education, and Access and worked as a legislative assistant to then-Congressman Tom Udall.
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