Sarah Winchell Lenhoff, PhD

Sarah Winchell Lenhoff, PhD, is an assistant professor of educational leadership and policy studies in Wayne State University’s College of Education. Lenhoff began her career as a New York City public school teacher, and she led the research and policy division of the non-profit The Education Trust-Midwest for four years. Her recent research has examined district and school infrastructure to support school improvement; the effects of school choice policy on equitable opportunities for students; and the causes and consequences of student absenteeism. She is the principal investigator of the Detroit Education Research Partnership, a research-practice partnership focused on improving student attendance and engagement in Detroit public schools.