Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
Miller Hall M301, Box 353600
Dr. Ishimaru’s scholarship focuses on the intersection of leadership, school-community relationships, and equity-based reform in urban and “new immigrant destination” school systems. Her work examines leadership capacity for system-wide equity, in the context of both district-community organizing collaborations and educational leader professional growth.
EdD, Harvard Graduate School of Education
EdM, Education Policy Management, Harvard Graduate School of Education
MA, Curriculum and Teacher Education, Stanford University School of Education
Spencer Dissertation Fellowship for Research Related to Education (2010)
Ruth Landes Memorial Research Fellowship (2010)
Ronald R. Edmonds-Charles M. Cheng Memorial Fund Fellowship (2009)
State Farm Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Award (2009)
Ishimaru, A., Gordon, C., & Cervantes, R. (2011). A match on dry grass: Education organizing in Alum Rock," In M. Warren, K. Mapp and The Community Organizing and School Reform Project. Match on dry grass: Community organizing for school reform. New York: Oxford University Press.
Warren, M., Mapp, K. and The Community Organizing and School Reform Project (2011). Match on dry grass: Community organizing for school reform. New York: Oxford University Press.
Higgins, M., Ishimaru, A., Holcombe, R., Fowler, A. (2011). Examining the building blocks of learning in schools. Journal of Educational Change.
Childress, S., Higgins, M., Ishimaru, A. & Takahashi, S. (2011). Accountability and organizational learning in New York City reforms. In J. O’Day, C. Bitter & L.
Gomez (Eds.) Education Reform in New York City: Ambitious Change in the Nation's Most Complex School System. Cambridge: Harvard Education Press.
College of Education, University of Washington
Box 353600 Seattle, WA 98195-3600