Thomas Hatch

Co-Director, National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools, & Teaching (NCREST)

Tom's Story

Thomas Hatch is a Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University and Co-Director of the National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools, and Teaching (NCREST).  His research includes studies of school reform efforts at the school, district, and national levels. 

His current work focuses on efforts to create more powerful learning experiences both inside and outside schools in both developed and developing countries. He is also the founder of internationalednews.com and has developed a series of images of practice that use multimedia to document and share teachers’ expertise. 

He previously served as a Senior Scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. His books include Managing to Change: How Schools can Survive (and Sometimes Thrive) in Turbulent Times (Teachers College Press, 2009); Into the Classroom: Developing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (Teachers College Press, 2005); and School Reform Behind the Scenes (Teachers College Press, 1999).