Dr. Russell J. Quaglia
Russell J. Quaglia is a globally recognized pioneer in the field of education, known for his unwavering dedication to Student Voice and Aspirations. Dr. Quaglia has been described by news media as "America's foremost authority on the development and achievement of student voice and aspirations." His innovative work is evidenced by an extensive library of researched-based publications, prominent international speaking appearances, and a successfully growing list of aspirations ventures.
Among these ventures, Dr. Quaglia authored the School Voice suite of surveys, including Student Voice, Teacher Voice, Parent Voice and iKnow My Class. His books, Engagement by Design, Aspire High: Imagining Tomorrow's School Today, Student Voice: The Instrument of Change, Principal Voice: Listen, Learn, Lead, and Teacher Voice: Amplifying Success, have received international acclaim. He has also written the first in a new series of children's books, Cay and Adlee Find Their Voice, which has won both the 2019 Teachers' Choice Awards for Children's Books and the 2018 Creative Child Book of the Year Award.
In addition to founding and leading the Quaglia Institute for Student Aspirations, Dr. Quaglia also founded the Aspirations Academies Trust, a sponsor of primary and secondary academies in England built on his aspirations research. He is also the founder of the Teacher Voice and Aspirations International Center, dedicated to amplifying the voice of teachers for them to realize their aspirations and reach their fullest potential.
Dr. Quaglia earned his bachelor's degree at Assumption College, a master's degree in economics from Boston College, and master of education and doctorate degrees from Columbia University, specializing in the area of organizational theory and behavior. He has been awarded numerous honorary doctorates in humanitarian services for his dedication to students. Dr. Quaglia's work has also led him to serve on several national and international committees, reflecting his passion for ensuring the Student, Teacher, and Parent Voice are always heard, honored, and acted upon.