Mistilina Sato
Campbell Endowed Chair for Innovation in Teacher Development


  • Innovative professional development
  • Leadership
  • Professional development
  • Science
  • Teacher assessment
  • Teacher certification programs
  • Teacher development
  • Teacher effectiveness
  • Teacher quality
  • Teacher support

Mistilina Sato is an associate professor of teacher development and science education at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She is the inaugural holder of the Carmen Starkson Campbell Chair for Innovation in Teacher Development. Her research focuses on teaching across the career continuum, including teacher preparation, performance assessment of teachers, early career induction, teacher evaluation, teacher leadership, and National Board Certification. Sato is currently the co-principal investigator and director of the Teacher Education Redesign Initiative and leads the Teacher Education Research Collaborative in her college. She served on the national design and standards setting team for the edTPA, a nationally available performance assessment for teacher candidates, and has served on several Minnesota state task forces related to teacher evaluation. Sato began her career as a middle school science teacher in New Jersey. She holds a doctorate from Stanford University in curriculum and teacher education and a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University in geological sciences.