Staff Profile REEd

Joanne Bookmyer
Senior Director, Inquiry and Improvement Science

Joanne Bookmyer joined REEd in 2001. She was selected as the Director of Collaborative Projects in 2002, a role which engaged her in various local, state, and national school reform and improvement initiatives, including external evaluator for the federal Sacramento City Unified School District Smaller Learning Community Grant, as Project Manager for a Network for a Healthy California SNAP-Ed initiative, and as the Technical Assistance Team Lead for Sierra Health Foundation’s REACH (Connecting Communities and Youth for a Healthy Future) initiative. In her current position she is part of the leadership team charged with accelerating the spread and scale of research-based instructional practices more broadly across schools and districts.

Joanne’s research focuses on teacher professional growth. In 2009, she was awarded a State Agency for Higher Education Improving Teacher Quality Grant which has been augmented by the California Department of Education four times – most recently under the title: Resourcing Integrated Professional Learning Systems. Joanne holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Arizona State University, an M.S. in Higher Education from Syracuse University, and a B.S. in Arts Education from Kutztown University. 

Selected Projects

  • Improving Teacher Quality Grant. Resourcing Integrated Professional Learning Systems. (Principal investigator with Susan O’Hara-2013-2014: $5.8 M)
  • Improving Teacher Quality Grant. Teacher-based Reform. (Principal Investigator-2009-2014: $3.1 M).

Selected Publications

  • Newton, R., Pisi, F. & Bookmyer, J. (2013). Leveraging Funding for Expanded Learning. Leadership Magazine, 43:2, 30-33.
  • Bookmyer, J., Watson, V., Gallimore, W., and Bell, M. (2012). The Algebra Success Academy, Institutional Collaboration and Teacher-Driven Change. Presented at the American Educational Research Association Conference, Vancouver, Canada, 2012.
  • Bookmyer, J. and Niebuhr, D. California Healthy Start: Seed Funding to Build Partnership for Student Success. May 2011.
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