Jessica Rigby

Professional Title
Postdoctoral Fellow
About Me (Bio)
I am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow, MIST; Peabody College, Vanderbilt University. In the fall I will be an Assistant Professor at the College of Education, University of Washington (in Leadership, Policy, and Organizations, K12). In my current role, I use mixed-methods to research the role of school and district leaders in the implementation of ambitious mathematics instruction as a part of a longitudinal design-based research project, the Middle-school Mathematics and the Institutional Setting of Teaching (MIST). In my overall research, I take a sociological organizational approach to understanding when and under what circumstances school systems improve.
University of Washington (UW)

This project focuses on developing anti-racist mathematics teaching and learning practices that have led to inequitable school experiences for Black, Indigenous, and Latinx students. This study is a partnership with school and central office leaders from one district and educational researchers from three universities with expertise in both educational leadership and mathematics education. Partnership activities include documenting how leaders learn and develop anti-racist leadership practices and then measuring the impact on teachers’ instruction and students’ experiences.