Biography

Dr. Peshe Kuriloff recently completed a two-year study (funded by the William Penn Foundation) with Will Jordan, which investigated the relationship between how teachers are prepared and their performance in Philadelphia classrooms. The study led to further work on how best to equip new teachers for success in city schools, how to help them grow professionally as they gain experience, and how to encourage them to commit to teaching as a long-term career choice. She teaches instructional leadership to prospective school leaders, which includes coaching and mentoring, as well as how to guide student teachers. She also coordinates both the instructional coaching endorsement certificate and the master’s program in teacher leadership. She identifies as a strong advocate for classroom teachers and seeks to encourage teacher voices in discussions about educational policy and practice.

Courses Taught

Number

Name

Level

EDUC 2903

Honors Socio-Cultural Foundations of Education in the United States

Undergraduate

EDUC 5409

Research Methods and Induction Capstone

Graduate

EDAD 5301

Leadership for Learning

Graduate

EDAD 8093

Administration Research Seminar

Graduate

HNRS 1901

Honors First Year Seminar I

Undergraduate

URBE 5401

Policy and Practice in Urban Education

Graduate