Michelle Reininger is the Executive Director of the Center for Education Policy Analysis and an Assistant Professor (Research) at Stanford University. She also co-directs the IES-funded Stanford Interdisciplinary Doctoral Training Program in Quantitative Education Policy Analysis. Her research focuses largely on the dynamics of teacher labor markets including preparation, recruitment, and retention. She is currently involved in multiple studies of the career paths of teachers in the Chicago Public School system. Her work has been funded by the American Education Research Association, the Joyce Foundation, the Smith Richardson Foundation, and the Spencer Foundation. A former chemistry teacher, Reininger received her PhD in the economics of education and an MA in economics from Stanford University and an MA in education policy from the University of Virginia.