Gentry - 242A
Phone: (860) 486-4438
Neag School of Education
Department of Educational Leadership
249 Glenbrook Road, Unit 3093
Storrs, CT 06269-3093
Current Courses Taught:
Program Evaluation for School Improvement
Supervision of Educational Organizations
Spencer Foundation/National Academy of Education Post-doctoral Fellowship, 2013
Outstanding Article: “No More Valentines: Making Teacher Evaluation Matter” Best of Educational Leadership, 2009-10.
American Educational Research Association
University Council for Educational Administration
In the News:
Interviewed for The Hartford Courant, “State Board of Education May Slow Roll-out of New Evaluation System.” February 5, 2013.
Interviewed for The Huffington Post, “Chicago Teachers Strike Shows Teacher Accountability At Charters Differs From Union-Contract Schools.” September 20, 2012.
Interviewed for The Boston Globe, “Leading Unions Vow to Fight Deal to Curb Teachers’Seniority.” June 9, 2012.
Interviewed on WNPR's Where We Live. January 23, 2013.
Interviewed for Education Week. “New Vigor Propelling Training.” Education Week, 30(13), 1-20. December 1, 2010.
Report on evaluation in charter schools provided basis for New York Times. “Who Grades the Graders?” March 20, 2010.
Areas of Expertise:
SEED Educator Evaluation Pilot Program Study, 2012-14
Teacher Evaluation Reform in One Pioneering Urban District, 2011-13
Distribution of Teacher Quality and Instructional Resources Among Connecticut School Districts, 2010-12
School Organization and Science Achievement Project, 2010-15
Irizarry, J.G. & Donaldson, M.L. (2012). “Teach for América: The Latinization of U.S. Schools and the Critical Shortage of Latino/a Teachers.” American Educational Research Journal, 49(1), 155–194.
Donaldson, M.L. & Donaldson, G.A. (2012). “Strengthening Teacher Evaluation: What District Leaders Can Do.” Educational Leadership, 69(8), 78-82.
Donaldson, M.L. & Papay, J.P. (2012). Reforming Teacher Evaluation: One District’s Story. Washington, DC: Center for American Progress.
Donaldson, M.L. (2012). “The Promise of Older Novices: Do Older Entrants To Teaching Remain In Low-Income Schools Longer Than Their Younger Counterparts?” Teachers College Record, 114(10).
Neufeld, B, & Donaldson, M.L. (2012). “Coaching for Instructional Improvement: Conditions and Strategies that Matter.” In B. Kelly & D.F. Perkins (Eds.). The Cambridge Handbook of Implementation Science for Educational Psychology. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
Donaldson, M.L., Cobb, C., & Mayer, A. (2010). Contested Terrain: Principal and Teacher Leadership at Grove Street Elementary School. Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 13(2), 29-38.
Donaldson., M.L. (2010). No More Valentines: Making Teacher Evaluation Matter. Educational Leadership, 67(8).
Donaldson, M.L., & Johnson, S.M. (2010). The Price of Misassignment: The Role of Teaching Assignments in Teach for America Teachers' Exit from Low-Income Schools and the Teaching Profession. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 32(2), 299-323.
Johnson, S.M., Donaldson, M.L., Munger, M., Papay, J., & Qazilbash, E. (2009). Leading the Local: Teachers Union Presidents Chart Their Own Course. Peabody Journal of Education, 84(3), 374-393.
Donaldson, M.L., Johnson, S.M., Kirkpatrick, C., Marinell, W., Steele, J., & Szczesiul, S. (2008). Angling for Access, Bartering for Change: How Second-Stage Teachers Experience Differentiated Roles in Schools. Teachers College Record, 110(5), 1088-1114.