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Christopher Cormier

Postdoctoral Scholar



Dr. Christopher Cormier is a post doctoral fellow here at CSET. He is currently working a part of the QiTian, China school design project where he brings his expertise on developing curriculum for students with atypical learning differences and culturally responsive/sustaining pedagogy. In addition, he is working on a new project with San Francisco Unified School District focused on teaching quality and teacher retention among Black teachers in particular. He is a former special education teacher in the Greater Los Angeles Metropolitan area. He has taught all grades from first through 12th exclusively in Title 1 schools. In his research program he examines the social and cultural contexts of minoritized learners and teachers in special education. Under this overarching theme he examines two lines of scholarship. The first is surrounding the professional and socio-emotional lives of minoritized teachers . The second is around culturally informed identification of minoritized students in special education. Dr. Cormier brings a comparative lens across national and international contexts to both of his research lines. He is the current President Elect for the Division for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Exceptional Learners (DDEL) of the Council for Exceptional Children and also serves as chair for the Research and Professional Issues Committee. More information about his scholarship and other professional pursuits can be found here:https://profiles.stanford.edu/cjcormier