Jack Gillette

Dean, Graduate School of Education

Graduate School of Education dean Jack Gillette

Jack joined Lesley as dean of the Graduate School of Education in 2011. Previously, he was director of the Teacher Preparation and Education Studies Program at Yale University, with appointments in Sociology and the Child Study Center. Prior to that, Jack was director of Professional Development and Consultation for the Yale Child Study Center’s School Development Program, a national school reform model developed by Dr. James P. Comer.

Jack was also a member of the ATLAS design team, a New American School design, and of the CoZi model design team, a collaboration between Dr. James Comer and Dr. Edward Zigler. He has also been a faculty member at the Yale School of Organization and Management.

Education: BA, Harvard University; MAT, Wesleyan University; PhD, Yale University

Selected Publications

“Closing the Teacher Development Gap” Education Weekly November 7, 2012.
Gillette, J. “Understanding Schools as Organizations,” in Powell, L. (Ed) Change That Makes a Difference: Group Relations and Educational Reform (In Press).

Gillette, J. Book Review Setting the Record Straight: Responses to Misconceptions about Public Education in the U.S. (Second Edition), Bracey, G. Teacher’s College Record, Volume 107 Number 11, 2005.

Gillette, J. Book Review Battling Corruption in America’s Public Schools. Segal, L. Administrative Science Quarterly (June, 04).

Gillette, J. Book Review A Faithful Mirror: Reflections on the College Board and Education in America , Johanek, M (Ed) Teacher’s College Record Volume 106 Number 2, 2003.

Gillette, J. Book Review A Primer: On America’s Schools, Moe, T. (Ed) Teacher’s College Record, July, 2002.

Gillette, J. “It Take a Whole Person: Professional Development and the School Development Program,” in Comer et al. Child by Child, New York, NY: Teacher College Press (1999).