Madeline Mavrogordato
Assistant Professor, K-12 Educational Administration


  • Charter schools
  • Education reform
  • English language learners
  • Federal policy
  • Hispanic students
  • Leadership
  • Parent Involvement
  • Principals
  • School Choice

​Madeline Mavrogordato is an associate professor of K-12 educational administration in the College of Education at Michigan State University. As a former bilingual elementary school teacher in south Texas and northern California, Mavrogordato gained a deep understanding of the critical role that policy implementation plays in education reform. She utilizes quantitative and qualitative methods to investigate how policy implementation shapes educational outcomes for English learners and immigrant students and how to develop, evaluate and support leaders who are prepared to serve the new demography of American public schools. Mavrogordato holds a Ph.D. in Leadership and Policy Studies from Vanderbilt University.