Colette Cann

Assistant Professor of Education

Colette Cann earned her B.F.A in Studio Art from Stanford University and her M.A. in Education with an emphasis in Policy, Organization, Measurement and Evaluation. She completed her Ph.D. in Social and Cultural Studies in the field of Education at U.C. Berkeley. Prior to entering the doctoral program at U.C. Berkeley, Colette taught High School Mathematics at Sacred Heart Preparatory in Atherton, CA as well as served as academic advisor for incoming students from East Palo Alto. She continued to teach in Oakland and Marin City during her graduate career. While in graduate school, she was a member of the Diversity Project, conducting the quantitative analyses of data regarding equity and race concerns at Berkeley High School and the T.R.U.E. Project (Teacher Researchers to Untrack English).

Her research interests include teacher education, teacher work at the secondary level, the distribution of teacher resources and high quality teachers and teacher research. Her dissertation explored the topic of teacher tracking at the secondary level in mathematics.