William Spagnola is a Research Analyst (II) at the Research Alliance for New York City Schools. He brings several years of experience as a quantitative researcher. William’s work at the Research Alliance focuses on our study of Career Technical Education (CTE) programs in New York City high schools.
Prior to joining the Research Alliance, William worked as a statistical consultant with Rusk Rehabilitation and as an intern at the Tobacco Research Lab, where he designed data visualizations to analyze the flow of different states of smoking use and cessation. In addition, William has also contributed to a number of studies focused on social equity issues, including his work on a reproducibility study of experimental research examining racial discrimination in vacation rentals. He credits his role as a special education teacher at a Bronx public high school as one of his most significant professional experiences.
William holds an MS in Special Education from Pace University, where he also earned an Advanced Certificate in Autism and Severe Disabilities, and an MS in Applied Statistics for Social Science Research from New York University. He also holds a BS in English Literature with a minor in Spanish from Loyola University Maryland.