Pamela Grossman is the Nomellini-Olivier Professor of Education at the Stanford University School of Education. She completed her undergraduate degree in English at Yale University and her PhD from Stanford University. She has published broadly in the areas of teacher education and professional education more broadly, teacher knowledge, and the teaching of English in secondary schools. Most recently, she studied pathways into teaching in New York City schools, focusing on the features of preparation that affect student achievement. Building on this work, she has investigated the classroom practices of middle-school English teachers that are associated with student achievement. She is a member of the National Academy of Education and currently serves as the Faculty Director of the Center to Support Excellence in Teaching. A former high school English teacher, Grossman also teaches the prospective English teachers in Stanford’s teacher education program.