Frank Pignatosi has spent the last decade as Director of Clinical Studies at Steinhardt, developing a network of partner schools to support teacher education programs at New York University, and providing professional development to the supervising faculty in the Department of Teaching & Learning. He is on the NYCDOE Advisory Committee for the Office of Teacher Recruitment & Quality, and has served on different NY State and NYC work groups on improving the preparation and retention of teachers for urban education. Prior to returning to NYC, he worked in language schools in Europe, developing methods and materials, and providing professional development for new language teachers. He earned his doctorate in English Education from New York University in 2005, with a study on narrative traditions and their impact on early literacy. He has since shifted his focus towards pre-service clinical experiences and the early induction of new teachers.