LIFE Fellow since 2022, University of Virginia
UVA Fellow Speaker
I am a doctoral student at the University of Virginia studying developmental psychology with Angeline Lillard. I am also a Virginia Education Science Training (VEST) two-year fellow working with Jason Downer. My primary interest is studying what education contexts promote more equitable outcomes for children of different racial and socioeconomic backgrounds. Specifically, in graduate school I have focused on Montessori education and asked whether publicly-funded Montessori schools are associated improved disciplinary outcomes and attendance (relative to non-Montessori schools). I am also interested in improving methodology for education research; my masters thesis proposed a novel method for analyzing racial disparities in suspension records. Before starting graduate school, I was an elementary school teacher in Cleveland, Ohio and a Teach for America Corps member. I graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 2017 with a B.A. in Psychology.
Snyder, A., LeBoeuf, L., & Lillard, A. S. (2022). “My name is Sally Brown, and I hate school!”: A retrospective study of school liking among conventional and Montessori school alumni. Psychology in the Schools. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1002/pits.22777