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Dirk F. Zuschlag

Michigan State University

Dirk F. Zuschlag is a PhD candidate in the education policy doctoral program at Michigan State University. His dissertation examines the interactions between and effects of teachers’ interdependent participation in professional communities and teacher evaluations. Zuschlag taught public high school social studies for 16 years, during which he was a learning coach and teacher leader as well. He also served two terms on the Michigan Teacher Tenure Commission. Prior to teaching, Zuschlag’s 13 years of private legal practice included the representation of teachers, other public employees, and public sector unions. He holds an MA in education and a JD from the University of Michigan; his BA is from Duke University. 

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