Director, CASTLE; Associate Professor, Mathematics Education; Faculty, ACE Teaching Fellows
that shows that schools employing licensed mathematics and literacy teacher leaders have shown improved performance in the areas of student academic achievement, teacher instruction, and teacher mastery of their subject areas.
that ignites students’ sense of wonder and augments their exposure to the richness of the Catholic faith. By relying on shared leadership among principals, systems-level coordinators, and teacher leaders,
CASTLE’s approach is animated by Christ as teacher and servant leader, with primacy placed on the interdependence of three actions: to teach with authority, to embrace humility, and to develop self-awareness.
CASTLE pursues these goals by
Preliminary data from CASTLE’s pilot program shows an increase in standardized mathematics test scores between 2018 and 2020 that exceeded reading scores across 11 schools in the Diocese of Stockton in California. In addition to being the first time that mathematics outpaced reading achievement in this diocese, this outcome was also an outlier among schools nationwide during this time period. Stockton’s superintendent of schools noted that the CASTLE pilot enabled the students to grow in math even in the midst of pandemic-induced disruptions.