Candice Bocala

CandiceCandice Bocala, Ed.D., is the Director of Data Wise Research, co-chair of the Data Wise Summer Institute, and a Lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Since 2009, she has been working with educators to use the Data Wise Improvement Process, and she has directly supported school teams in districts such as Prince George’s County, MD to integrate Data Wise into their work. A former elementary school and special education teacher, her research and practice focuses on the connections between educator learning and organizational conditions that support collaborative work. As a Senior Research Associate for WestEd, she led and contributed to research and evaluation projects, including proposal writing and literature review, study design, data collection, data analysis, report writing, and dissemination. Her work has been published by the Institute for Education Sciences and Harvard Education Press, as well as the Journal of Teacher Education, Urban Education, and Teachers College Record. Candice holds a BA in government from Cornell University, an MA in policy analysis and evaluation from Stanford University, an MAT in elementary education from American University, and an Ed.D. in education policy, leadership, and instructional practice from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.