Carlos Sandoval


UC Irvine

Since 2013, Carlos has worked as an improvement specialist and facilitator for initiatives aimed at the improvement of teaching. Prior to enrolling in a doctoral program, Carlos worked at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, where he learned about the tools and methods of networked improvement science, an approach to research-practice partnerships.

Additionally, his time at the Carnegie Foundation afforded him the opportunity to learn about and gain an appreciation for the complex work of teaching.

Carlos is currently a third-year PhD student at UC Irvine, studying the use of networked improvement science to improve teaching and teacher education, particularly for the benefit of historically marginalized students who may not have access to “good teaching.” Teacher education programs are a high-leverage context for advancing equity for these students due to their role in developing teachers’ dispositions and practice. Currently, Carlos is aiding in the establishment of a UC-wide Networked Improvement Community around improving the preparation of teachers to teach multilingual students.