Rita Svanks

Rita Svanks is a University of Oregon researcher and project manager focused on safe and equitable schools. One of her roles is to function as liaison between researchers and school sites which gives her insight into the challenges of introducing interventions into the day-to-day school operations. She is particularly interested in interventions and practices that focus on building strong teacher-student relationships that promote equity and support vibrant school communities.


The COVID-19 Pandemic and Teaching and Learning: Teachers' Perspectives on Providing Online Social Support and Academic Instruction in the USA
Heather H. McClure, Claudia G. Vincent, Rita Svanks, Darren C. Reiley, Brion Marquez. © 2023. 26 pages.
The authors present United States high school personnel perspectives on providing social support and academic instruction through a comprehensive distance learning (CDL) model...