Natalie Schock

Natalie Schock

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Marsico Institute for Early Learning

Professional Biography

Natalie Schock is a Postdoctoral Fellow. She earned her Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University School of Education, where she studied family engagement in early care and education (ECE) settings. Natalie has conducted qualitative and quantitative research on ECE teacher well-being, family engagement, and interventions supporting school readiness and child development. Previously, Natalie worked as a third-grade teacher through Teach For America in New York City, a preschool media writer/producer at Sockeye Media in New York City, a teaching assistant at Perkins School for the Blind in Boston, a youth mentor through AmeriCorps in San Diego, and a newspaper copy editor. Her research interests focus on ECE teacher practice and supports at the policy and center levels as well as supporting learning for young children in the home and school spheres. Natalie holds bachelor’s degrees in journalism and Italian from the University of Kansas.