Julie Fitz is a Researcher at the Learning Policy Institute. As a member of the Educator Quality team, she uses qualitative methods to examine teacher preparation, school leadership development, and other topics. Prior to joining LPI, Fitz worked with the Thomas B. Fordham Institute and the Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy, where she conducted research on a range of education policy issues. She has also served as an elementary and middle school mathematics teacher and preservice teacher educator.
Fitz received her PhD in Educational Studies, with a concentration in Education Policy, from The Ohio State University. She holds an MA in Philosophy and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and a BS in Biochemistry from the University of Dayton.