Elizabeth Leisy Stosich is a Research and Policy Fellow at the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE). She received her Ed. D. in Education Policy, Leadership and Instructional Practice and Ed. M. in Education Policy and Management at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
She draws on perspectives in education, organizational theory, and sociology to understand how organizational and social contexts influence the relationship between policy and the practice of leaders and teachers in public schools. She aims to identify how state, district, school, and teacher leaders can improve the equity and quality of educational opportunities for all students, with particular attention to historically underserved children. Her research interests include education policy, school and district leadership, school improvement, and teachers’ professional learning. She uses interview, observational, case-study, and survey methods. Previously, Elizabeth taught elementary school in Oakland, CA.