https://www.ednc.org/perspective-as-schools-respond-to-covid-19-we-can-learn-from-teachers-affected-by-natural-disasters/

Cassandra R. Davis

Research Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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About Cassandra

Davis' research focuses on the impact of natural disasters, such as hurricanes, on educators, students, and their families living in social vulnerable communities. Overall, Davis' research seeks to identify the problems schools face following a disaster and identify the most useful supports to help expedite recovery. Davis' utilizes large-scale mixed methods and qualitative research studies to assess needs and assist with creating solutions. Davis has also collaborated with school districts to assist them with understanding and applying best practice strategies on topics related to improving graduation rates of underrepresented groups, supporting students with learning differences, and identifying gaps among students.

Publications

"Lessons learned: Helping Students and School Personnel Recover from Disaster" (with Sarah C. Fuller, Sarah R. Cannon, and and Rex Long). Research Counts: Children and Disaster Special Collection 1 (2019): 20-22.

Examines what supports were most beneficial, useful, and missing after Hurricane Matthew.

"On the Road to Routine: Disruptions and Recovery After Hurricanes" (with Sarah R. Cannon, Sarah C. Fuller, and and Rex Long). Research Counts: Children and Disaster Special Collection 1 (2019): 22-24.

Explores strategies used by school and district personnel to expedite hurricane recovery.