Jonee Wilson


About Me (Bio): 
Jonee Wilson is currently a doctoral candidate at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development. Before enrolling in the PhD program, she was a high-school mathematics teacher at a public school in Baltimore, MD for four years. As part of her studies at Peabody, she works as a research assistant on the Middle-school Mathematics and the Institutional Setting of Teaching (MIST) project, which is a longitudinal study that is examining what it takes to support mathematics teachers’ development of ambitious and equitable instructional practices at scale. Her research interests include examining and specifying forms of instructional practice that support traditionally marginalized students’ participation in rigorous mathematical activity, specifying how to design and lead professional development that supports teachers in developing such instructional practices, and specifying how to support schools and districts in developing the capacity to design teacher work contexts that support such instructional improvement efforts
Vanderbilt University

MIST is a five-year study of four large, urban districts implementing ambitious mathematics reform initiatives in the middle grades.  The study uses a mixed-methods research design to investigate how changes in the school and district settings in which mathematics teachers work influence their instructional practices, students' learning opportunities, and student achievement.  

Vanderbilt University

The goals of this project are to 1) develop methods for analyzing data collected to document the institutional setting of mathematics teaching that are specific to equity and access for all middle school students to high quality mathematics instruction; and 2) develop an instrument for assessing the quality of mathematics instruction that focuses specifically on the extent to which all students are supported to substantially participate in academically rigorous mathematics.