A Researcher, Too, Finds Safe Haven
Education school students displaced by Hurricane Katrina aren't the only ones who have found refuge at Teachers College. Researchers, too, have relocated here.
"Hurricane Katrina brought destruction on many levels," says Darlyne Bailey, TC's Vice President of Academic Affairs and dean. "In dismantling schools and neighborhoods, the storm also obliterated the research base of many faculty members at the city's universities - the children they were monitoring, and the classrooms they attended."
A researcher who was studying emotional self-regulation in young children in
Weiss, who has a bachelor's degree in psychology from Williams College(Williamstown, Mass.), told Inside that the experience that led her into studiesof emotional self-regulation was two years in Teach for America, a teacher corpsthat sends college graduates into under-resourced schools serving low-income children. Through the program, Weiss taught third- and fourth-graders in a
At NCCF, Weiss's study of self-regulation in children could contribute to several ongoing research projects, including studies examining how neighborhood and family influences affect children's emotional self-regulation.previous page