Francheska Santos is the Research Coordinator for Prepared To Teach. As Research Coordinator, Francheska is responsible for management and outreach communication related to Prepared To Teach’s national survey on financial burdens for aspiring teachers. This work is meant to assist teacher preparation programs create and sustain equitable and high-quality programs.
Francheska previously worked as an Education Fellow for BridgeUP, an after-school academic enrichment program for high school students through the New York Public Library. She designed and facilitated projects through a project-based learning curriculum, developed work-based learning workshops for teens, and assisted students with the college process. Her students and their high school experiences served as inspiration to pursue a career in education policy.
Francheska is a graduate of Amherst College and received a Master of Arts in Urban Education Policy from Brown University. While a graduate student, Francheska worked on various research projects related to diversity in the teacher workforce, school reform implementation practices, and prison education. She also interned at the Rhode Island Department of Education supporting the management of an innovative high school redesign project to align student achievement with the goals and mission of the state department of education.