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Shayna Klopott
Research Associate, Theme High Schools Network &
Pathways to College Network

e-mail: klopotts@iel.org
phone: 202-822-8405 x 107

Shayna Klopott is the Research Associate for the Theme High Schools Network and for IEL's work with the Pathways to College Network. As part of her work on the Pathways to Network project, Ms. Klopott has co-authored two papers, "How is School Reform Tied to Increasing College Access and Success for Low-Income and Minority Youth?" and "Improving College Access For Minority, Low-Income and First Generation Students," as well as an article "Beyond Equal Access," published in the May 2002 issue of Principal Leadership. Previously, Ms. Klopott was a research assistant for the National Clearinghouse for Comprehensive School Reform, which is a partnership of The George Washington University, the Council for Basic Education and IEL and is funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Educational Research and Improvement, and the National Alliance on the American High School. She joined IEL in September 2001.

Her previous research experience has included an analysis of state laws and regulations pertaining to school safety and the prevention of school violence and school reform and its effect on student achievement. Prior to that, Ms. Klopott has served as a teacher at both the elementary and high school levels and has worked as a research assistant for an education organization and research universities. Ms. Klopott's teaching experience was in urban communities.

Ms. Klopott received her bachelor's degree in Geography from the University of Chicago and her master's degree in Teaching and Curriculum from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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