Arielle Boguslav

Arielle Boguslav

  • Ph.D. Student


Arielle Boguslav initially worked in innovation consulting before shifting to the field of education. Her six years of teaching experience include middle school English Language Arts in a Title I school and teaching English as a foreign language to adults in Russia.

Boguslav’s research focuses on the design, implementation, and effects of teacher preparation and professional development experiences. Her dissertation develops, applies, and evaluates tools for understanding the professional practice of teachers and instructional coaches. The first chapter evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of two innovative approaches to measuring pre-service teachers’ instructional skills and growth over time within a university-based teacher preparation program. The second chapter, under review at Review of Educational Research, introduces a taxonomy of “coaching moves,” providing coherent and concrete language for describing the nuances of coaches’ interactions with teachers. Finally, the third chapter applies this taxonomy as a coding scheme to transcripts of coaching conversations to identify which coaching moves predict improvements in pre-service teachers’ instruction.


M.P.P., University of Virginia, 2020
B.A., University of Cambridge, 2010

Curriculum Vitae


  • Teacher professional development
  • Teacher preparation
  • Teacher observation frameworks
  • Instructional coaching