Thanks for stopping by School of Smock!

I’m Jessica Smock, Ed.D. I’m a mom to a girl in preschool and a boy in first grade. I was a teacher for more than a decade. I’ve also been a small town news reporter, editor, researcher, and curriculum coordinator. I have a doctorate in educational policy and development from Boston University, where I was also a teaching and research fellow. I graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Wesleyan University with a B.A. in sociology.

I started this blog as a sort of journal to write about anything on my mind during the earliest years of parenting, as I juggled the toddler years with writing a dissertation. Now I mostly write in other publications, but sometimes here, about educational inequality, child development, and education more generally, with an occasional splash of parenting topics.

I’d love for you to join me on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest! I post a lot on my active Facebook page about educational topics — from early childhood to higher education.

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