Ph.D. Students

Adria Patthoff
  • Title
    • PhD Candidate
  • Division Graduate Studies Division
  • Department
    • Education Department
  • Phone
    (831) 459-3249
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • McHenry Library, 0282
  • Mail Stop Education Department

Research Interests

Teacher Education, Preservice Field Teaching, Formative Assessment, Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Bilingual Education, Teacher Professional Development

Biography, Education and Training


  • M.A. Early Childhood Education, New York University

  • B.S. Communications, Northwestern University


  • Graduate Student Researcher, MALLICTERIN
  • PK-3 Classroom Teacher, Public, Private, and Charter Schools


  • CA Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
  • CLAD

  • NY Early Childhood Education (birth to age 8) 

  • NY Childhood (1-5) Education

  • NY Early Childhood Special Education

  • NY Childhood Special Education

Honors, Awards and Grants

California Teacher Education Research Improvement Network (CTERIN) Emerging Teacher Educator (ETE) Fellow: 2020-2022

Selected Publications

Patthoff, A., Castillo, J., Treviño, A. (2021). Dual Language Teachers' Use of Technology to Facilitate Mathematical Practices. Computers in the Schools. DOI: 10.1080/07380569.2021.1953367 


Duckor, B., Holmberg, C., Patthoff, A., & Téllez, K. (2020). Understanding preservice teachers' formative feedback practices in elementary, middle, and high school classrooms in high needs contexts. Retrieved from University of California California Teacher Education Research and Improvement Network (CTERIN):

Selected Presentations

Patthoff, A. (2021, April 8-12). Planning to Improvise: Understanding Pre-Service Teachers' Conceptualization and Enactment of Formative, Responsive Questioning Strategies. [Paper presentation]. American Education Research Association, Virtual, United States. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association.

Holmberg, C., Patthoff, A., Duckor, B., & Téllez, K. (2021, April 8-12). A teacher learning progressions approach to investigating preservice teachers’ real-time formative assessment practices with ELs. [Paper presentation]. American Education Research Association, Virtual, United States.

Xia, Y., Patthoff, A., Bravo, M., & Téllez, K. (2021, April 8-12). Lesson Study with Video: A Professional Development Model for Mathematics, Language, Literacy Integration. [Paper presentation]. American Education Research Association, Virtual, United States.

Duckor, B. Holmberg, C., Patthoff, A., and Barnes, N. (2019, September). A Teacher Learning Progressions Approach to Understanding and Improving Teachers’ Formative Feedback with English Learners: Empirical Studies with Preservice Teachers [Conference session]. NCME Special Conference on Classroom Assessment, Boulder, CO.

Patthoff, A., Castillo, J., and Treviño, A. (2020, February). Digital Discourse: The potential of technology to amplify student-led discourse in elementary mathematics [Conference session]. NABE (National Association of Bilingual Educators), Las Vegas, NV.

Duckor, B., Holmberg, C., Patthoff, A., Zhang, Y., and Téllez, K. (2020, April). Exploring novice teachers’ formative assessment practices of posing-pausing- probing moves using a teacher learning progressions approach [Workshop session]. IOMW (International Objective Measurement Workshop) Berkeley, CA.  (Conference canceled)

Teaching Interests

Courses Taught (Associate-In):

  • Introduction to Learning 
  • Writing 2: Rhetoric and Inquiry