Candice Esguerra Bocala
Lecturer on Education
Degree: Ed.D., Harvard University, (2014); M.A.T., American University, (2004)
Office: Gutman 428
Candice Bocala is a lecturer on education at HGSE and senior research associate at WestEd. Her research focuses on the connections between educator learning and organizational conditions that support collaborative work and continuous improvement. She has led and designed numerous professional learning workshops for educators as a senior team member of the Data Wise Project and the Internal Coherence Project. She is also committed to supporting educators with understanding issues related to racial or ethnic diversity and enacting pedagogical practices that promote equity. At WestEd, Bocala serves as a program evaluator, researcher, and technical assistance provider for several projects and federally funded national centers such as the Regional Educational Laboratory, Northeast and Islands and the National Center for Systemic Improvement. Her work at WestEd focuses on educator preparation and effectiveness, professional development, data inquiry, and improvement planning. Bocala received her Ed.D. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and she holds an M.A.T. from American University, an M.A. from Stanford University, and a B.A. from Cornell University. Previously, she taught elementary school in Washington, D.C.
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