Jane G. Coggshall is a principal researcher at AIR. She has served as project director for several multi-methods research studies, including evaluations of the effectiveness of teacher professional learning interventions, the state coordination of professional development, and the implementation of a tool to examine teacher observation protocols in terms of inter-rater reliability and correlation to student achievement outcomes. She has also authored or co-authored multiple policy papers for various audiences on the topics of educator quality innovations, job-embedded professional learning, educator capacity to stop the school-to-prison pipeline, Generation Y teachers, and supporting teaching effectiveness. For the National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, Dr. Coggshall spearheaded the development of the web-based Moving Toward Equity: An Online Policy and Practice Guide for Equitable Teacher Distribution and provided technical assistance to states and regions regarding equitable teacher distribution, teacher effectiveness and teacher preparation. She is currently a content lead for the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders.
Before coming to AIR, Dr. Coggshall taught middle-level mathematics in New York City. As part of her doctoral work, she conducted original quantitative and qualitative research exploring state-level reading policy, the use of portfolios for the assessment of beginning teachers, and the local effects of national teacher quality policy.