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Bailey Choi- Vanos

Lecturer, PAL Program

Dr. Bailey Choi-Vanos (she/her/hers) received a bachelor’s degree in History (with a concentration in race, ethnicity, and immigration) and a minor in Education Studies from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She also obtained a multiple subjects teaching credential, Master of Education (M.Ed), and doctoral degree in teaching and learning (Ed.D.) from UCSD. Her doctoral research studied the early science learning beliefs and practices of parents and teachers of Latinx preschool children from low-income families. 

Bailey’s research/professional interests focus on understanding and expanding strengths-based/asset-based STEAM education and examining issues of equity and access for historically underserved communities of learners. She is an active board member of the Teaching and Learning Collaborative, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing high-quality educational opportunities to students of marginalized communities and facilitating professional learning opportunities to teachers who serve students in under-resourced communities.

Bailey has nearly 15 years of experience in the field of education. Her roles have spanned a variety of grade levels and classrooms. Prior to joining the faculty at EDS, she was a teacher (preschool, TK, primary grades), education researcher, school administrator, curriculum specialist and instructional coach. Currently, she teaches undergraduate Partners at Learning (PAL) service-learning courses, methods classes in the Teacher Education Program (TEP), and courses within the Elementary Math Education Concentration Program (EMEC).

In her spare time, Bailey enjoys exploring the neighborhood with her husband, two children, and many pets. She loves art, food, yoga and being outside.



University of California, San Diego (2016)


University of California, San Diego (2009)


University of California, San Diego (2008)

Datnow, A., Park, V., Choi, B. (2018). "Everyone's Responsibility ": Effective team collaboration and data use. In N. Barnes, & H. Fives (Eds.), Cases of Teachers’ Data Use (pp. 145-161). Routledge.

Datnow, A., Choi, B., Park, V., St John, E. (2018). Teacher talk about student ability and achievement in the era of data-driven decision making. Teachers College Record.

Park V., St John, E., Datnow, A., Choi, B. (2017). The balancing act: Student classroom placement routines and the uses of data in elementary schools. Journal of Educational Administration.