Dr. Cathy Vatterott Bio
Dr. Cathy Vatterott is an Associate Professor of Education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. As a former middle school teacher and principal, and the parent of a college graduate, she has experienced homework from a variety of perspectives. She is the author of three books—Rethinking Homework: Best Practices That Support Diverse Needs (ASCD, 2009), Becoming a Middle Level Teacher: Student-focused Teaching of Early Adolescents (McGraw Hill, 2007), and Academic Success through Empowering Students (National Middle School Association, 1999). Her most recent article about homework appeared in the September 2010 issue of Educational Leadership. She frequently presents at national conferences and has served as a consultant and workshop presenter for K-12 schools on a variety of educational topics.