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M.A., Harvard University, 1993
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1990
Rimm-Kaufman conducts research on elementary school classrooms with the goal of developing roadmaps for administrators and teachers making decisions for teachers and children. Her research examines the interactions between teachers and children and among the students' themselves. The work pays close attention to school and classroom experiences that support students' interest in learning, development of self-control, and social and emotional skills. In particular, she has had a steadfast commitment to examining ways of improving school experiences for students most at risk for school failure. Rimm-Kaufman coordinates the doctoral program in Educational Psychology-Applied Developmental Science. Rimm-Kaufman teaches courses in Learning and Development, Educational Psychology, and Social Development. See www.socialdevelopmentlab.org for information about research conducted by Sara Rimm-Kaufman and her team in the UVA Social Development Laboratory based at the Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning.