Graduation Year 2023
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Education MS Early Childhood Education, Dominican University, BA Economics & Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis
Research Interests Safety and violence; Juvenile justice; Teacher development; Race and diversity; Poverty

Briana Bostic is a doctoral graduate from the Johns Hopkins School of Education. Her research explores the relationship between teacher perceptions of school climate and student outcomes. Her broader interests include understanding how the socio-cultural/historical contexts of place influence how teachers and school leaders make meaning of their work. She hopes to emphasize the importance of community and the necessity of teachers of color. Her previous work focused on the aftermath of desegregation and the effects of civic unrest on aging adults. At CSOS, Briana assists the work of the Center on School, Family, and Community Partnerships and the National Network of Partnership Schools in their provision of “Promising Partnership Practices” to schools and districts internationally. She also serves as co-chair of the PhD Students Committee. Prior to her doctoral work, Briana was a preschool teacher in Chicago and was selected by Leadership for Educational Equity to serve as a Policy & Advocacy Summer Fellow in the Chicago Public Schools’ Office of Social and Emotional Learning.