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Penn Graduate School of Education

The Collaboratory for Teacher Education at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education

A.J. Schiera

Senior Instructional Coach for Social Studies, Urban Teaching Apprenticeship Program

A.J. Schiera, Ed.D. is an alumnus of Penn GSE’s Teacher Education Program (now the Urban Teaching Apprenticeship program) and Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education doctoral program. He also has six years of experience teaching social studies in Philadelphia schools. In addition to coaching with UTAP, A.J. teaches two of the program’s required courses: School, Society, and Self, and Advanced Field Seminar. As a researcher interested in the intersection of social justice teacher education and practice-based teacher education, A.J. aspires to blur the boundaries between teaching and learning, schools and society, and research and practice.