Research Scientist, Center for Social Organization of Schools and Associate Director of the Center’s Talent Development High Schools, School of Education
Nettie Legters, Ph.D. is a former Research Scientist at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Social Organization of Schools and Associate Director of the Center’s Talent Development High Schools (TDHS) program. Her primary research areas include high school restructuring, teachers' work, and equity in urban education. Dr. Legters is committed to translating research into policy and practice and has worked actively in urban high schools to support major restructuring efforts. She has served as a key developer and organizational facilitator in TDHS replication sites and has co-written the Talent Development Planning Guide and a Guide for Creating a Ninth Grade Success Academy. She also has published articles and reports aimed at improving urban schools for teachers and students, including Small Learning Communities Meet School-To-Work: Whole School Restructuring for Urban Comprehensive High Schools. Her book, Comprehensive Reform for Urban High Schools: A Talent Development Approach (2002) is available through Teachers College Press.