Dr. Kavita Kapadia Matsko is senior advisor for the University of Chicago Urban Teacher Education Program (UChicago UTEP) and an assistant clinical professor on the Committee of Education. As senior advisor and a clinical faculty member, Kapadia Matsko undertakes research, teaching, and writing focused on the induction of new teachers and teacher effectiveness to guide and inform UChicago UTEP's work and UEI's knowledge of best practices in teacher education.
Prior to becoming senior advisor, Kapadia Matsko served for twelve years as director of teacher preparation for UChicago UTEP as part of the original team that conceptualized and founded the program. Before joining UChicago UTEP, Kapadia Matsko was a Chicago public school teacher, a literacy leader, mentor, and adjunct faculty at Northwestern and National-Louis universities. In 1998, she co-founded the New Teachers Network, a teacher induction program sponsored by the University of Chicago Center for Urban School Improvement that is now a part of the Chicago New Teacher Center.
Kapadia Matsko recieved an MA in education and administration certification and a PhD in sociology at the University of Chicago.