Doris A. Santoro is an associate professor at Bowdoin College, where she serves as chair of the Education Department. She teaches courses in educational studies and teacher education. Her philosophical and qualitative research examines teachers’ moral concerns about their work and their moral arguments for resistance. She has taught high school English in Brooklyn and San Francisco, GED prep at an alternative to incarceration program in Manhattan, and worked as a bilingual literacy consultant in Jersey City.
Doris’ first book is Demoralized: Why Teachers Leave the Profession They Love and How They Can Stay. Committed to ensuring that deeply invested and effective teachers are able to sustain their work, Doris embarked on a 10-year study to understand educators’ moral concerns. This book offers concrete strategies that can be employed by practitioners, school leaders and policy makers to retain experienced teachers and make a difference in the lives of students.
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