Maika Yeigh joins the graduate school from Portland State University as an associate professor. Two passions feed her work as a teacher educator: Preparing teachers who are ready to meet the needs of learners in the Language Arts classroom, and the improvement of clinical preparation practices for novice teachers. The interwoven theoretical framing that ties her work together is that strong practitioner research relies on creating connections to local classrooms and the larger educational field. Yeigh frequently spends time in classrooms in schools across the Portland-metro area, building and maintaining relationships with teachers, administrators, and other school stakeholders.
Yeigh is also a member of the editorial board of the Northwest Journal of Teacher Education (NJTE) and will bring the journal to Lewis & Clark. NJTE is committed to supporting emerging scholars, pre-tenured professionals, and scholars of color, including through themed issues that focus on teaching during the pandemic, Anti Blackness, curriculum epistemicide.
Doctor of Education