Rhona Weinstein

Professor of Psychology, Director of the Clinical Science Program and Psychology Clinic, and Research Scholar, Institute for Human Development, University of California, Berkeley

Nominated By: Genaro Padilla

Dr. Weinstein is one of the nation’s leading scholars on the negative self-fulfilling prophecies that mute childhood development within the complex of low social expectations in many of our schools. Guided by her extensive field research, she is a major proponent of school restructuring that values the voices of children and their families, as well as teachers and administrators in setting higher expectations for all students. Professor Weinstein has an outstanding record of bringing University expertise to schools and communities who are most often forgotten and overlooked.

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