Jessica G. Rigby
Jessica G. Rigby is an assistant professor in the College of Education at the University of Washington. In her research she uses lenses from organizational sociology to understand the role of school and district leaders in the implementation of policy, classroom instruction, and improving teacher practice towards increasing equitable outcomes for historically marginalized communities. She has worked as a middle and high school English and history teacher. Before joining the College of Education at the University of Washington, Dr. Rigby was a postdoctoral fellow for the Middle-school Mathematics and the Institutional Setting of Teaching project at Vanderbilt University's Peabody College. Her current project is the Systems Leadership for Math Improvement, a Design Based Implementation Research (DBIR) project in collaboration with two local school districts and a team of other researchers and students at the UW to improve elementary mathematics instruction through redesigning systems, tools, and leadership development at the district-level. She holds a Ph.D. in policy, organizations, measurement, and evaluation from the University of California, Berkeley.