Cathy Vatterott


Cathy Vatterott is a Professor of Education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She is widely regarded as a national expert on the topic of K-12 homework. She is a parent, former teacher and principal, and author of Rethinking Homework: Best Practices That Support Diverse Needs (ASCD, 2009). She first became interested in homework as the frustrated parent of a 5th grader with learning disabilities. Since then, she has presented her homework research to over 10,000 educators and parents in the United States, Canada, and Europe. She is also the author of Becoming a Middle Level Teacher: Student-focused Teaching of Early Adolescents and Academic Success through Empowering Students.