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UCEA Headquarters doctoral student Erin Anderson interviews Executive Committee candidate Azadeh Osanloo.
Candidate bio: Before joining the faculty of the Department of Educational Management and Development at New Mexico State University, Dr. Osanloo received her doctorate in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Program, specializing in the Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education, at Arizona State University. Her research addressed civic and social justice education in a post 9/11 climate focusing on the concepts of democracy, cosmopolitanism, xenophobia, and citizenship from theory to praxis in the K-12 educational system. She has merged her work in civics and social justice with her newer research agenda, which is aimed at establishing and integrating collaborative systemic diversity-based interventions for bullying in middle schools. Prior to being in Arizona she taught in the New York City public school system working with junior high school students in the South Bronx and jointly worked as a program director at the Harlem Educational Activities Fund - a not-for-profit that specialized in closing the gap between educational attainment and disenfranchised students from Harlem, Washington Heights, and the Bronx. While in New York City, she obtained her Master's in Public Administration from New York University's Robert F. Wagner School. In general, her research agenda focuses on issues of educational equity; educational leadership and policy; the philosophical foundations of education; diversity, multiculturalism, and social egalitarianism; and bullying interventions.
UCEA Headquarters doctoral student Amy Reynolds interviews UCEA President Elect Mark Gooden.
Candidate Bio: Mark A. Gooden, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Educational Administration Department and Director of The University of Texas at Austin Principalship Program. His research interests include the principalship, anti-racist leadership, urban educational leadership and legal issues in education. His research has appeared in BYU Education and Law Journal, Education and Urban Society, The Journal of Negro Education, EAQ, The Sage Handbook of African-American Education and The Principal’s Legal Handbook.
Mark’s life in academe was notably impacted by the good work of UCEA in 2000 when he had the honor of being selected as a Clark Scholar. Mark has served in many capacities in UCEA, for example, he has been an interview editor for the UCEA Review, a Jackson Scholar Mentor, a Clark Seminar Distinguished Faculty Member, a Jackson Scholar Advisory Board Member, a PSR and is currently an EC Member. Mark has also served on several ad-hoc and standing committees like the EC Nominating Committee and Bridges Award Selection Committee. Mark is particularly proud of what he has learned and been able to contribute by being a part of the Preparing Leaders to Support Diverse Learners Project. That work led Mark to co-develop (with Ann O’Doherty) a curriculum module for UCEA entitled Building a Community of Trust Through Racial Awareness. This module helps professors and leadership students understand how examining their beliefs, attitudes, and awareness relative to race can improve their ability to support diverse learners. If elected President of UCEA, Mark would continue to work to support the three goals of UCEA while exploring how UCEA’s values of equity, diversity, and social justice can be better integrated to support those goals.
UCEA Headquarters doctoral student Erin Anderson interviews Executive Committee candidate Hanne B. Mawhinney
I am honored to be nominated to serve on the Executive Committee of UCEA. I have represented the University of Maryland on the UCEA Plenum since 1999 when I joined the Department of Policy and Leadership. UCEA has had a profound influence on my personal and professional development since 1990 when I was invited to attend the 11th Annual Graduate Seminar prior to receiving my Ph.D. from the University of Ottawa. Since then UCEA has provided multiple opportunities for me to further my efforts to advance through my research, scholarship, and teaching a critical and an interpretive approach to the institutional analysis of the organizational leadership, administration, governance, and policy change. I have organized symposia, participated in panel discussions, reviewed proposals and presented over 30 papers at UCEA conferences. I have published in, been a reviewer for, and on the editorial board of EAQ and a member of the UCEA publications committee. I have had the great pleasure of participating in the Clark Seminar faculty mentorship, and working with Jackson Scholars. For the past four years I have represented UCEA on the audit and steering committee of the Education Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC). In 2011, I received a service award from UCEA for work with that committee in developing 2011 ELCC Standards for School and District Leadership. I deeply appreciate the opportunities I have had through UCEA to participate in vibrant debates that have created new spaces for discourses and actions that open possibilities for everyone. As a member of the Executive Committee I would continue this tradition.
UCEA Headquarters doctoral student Amy Reynolds interviews Executive Committee candidate Dr. Dianne Taylor.
Candidate Bio: Dianne L. Taylor is an associate professor of educational leadership at Louisiana State University. She has been active in UCEA, serving as Program Co-chair for the 2000 annual convention, as a faculty mentor for the 2002 David C. Clark National Graduate Student Research Seminar in Educational Administration, and as a Plenum Session Representative from 1997-2005 and from 2010 to the present. She was a member of the UCEA research team that was formed in 2010 in response to an NCATE requirement that the empirical research related to the revision of the ELCC standards then under development be summarized to describe how the findings applied to the proposed revised standards. She is participating on a similar research team for the upcoming revision of the ISLLC standards. Taylor’s research interests are school improvement, leadership, social justice, and policies affecting these areas. She has published her research in such journals as Journal of School Leadership, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Equity & Excellence in Education, and Journal of Educational Administration and History and has served on the editorial boards of Educational Administration Quarterly and the Journal of School Leadership.
UCEA Headquarters doctoral student Carmen Foster interviews Executive Committee candidate Dr. April Peters-Hawkins
Bio: April L. Peters, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Educational Administration at the University of Georgia. She is a former teacher, Dean of Students, and high school principal. Her research interests include: mentoring and support for early career administrators; women in school leadership; and leadership and small school reform. April’s research has appeared in the Journal of School Leadership, Teachers College Record, Leadership and Policy in Schools, Journal of Educational Administration, The Journal of Research on Leadership in Education and The Journal of Research for Students Placed at Risk. April is the recipient of the 2010 Outstanding Teaching Award in the College of Education at the University of Georgia. In addition to being recognized for her teaching at her home institution, April was an invited adjunct instructor for the Dallas cohort of the UTCULP (University of Texas Collaborative Urban Leadership Project) Urban Principal Preparation Program, Summer 2011. April served as a consultant to the Atlanta Public Schools for the past four years providing professional development for principals leading high schools undergoing reform. April has been active in AERA since 2001 and is the AERA 2012 Division A: Section 5 (Leadership Development) Program Chair. April has been active in UCEA since becoming a professor in 2006. April is an active member of the UCEA Plenum and has been elected to two terms to serve as plenary representative by program area colleagues. April also currently serves as a Feature Editor for the UCEA Review.
Description: UCEA Headquarters doctoral student Amy Reynolds interviews Executive Committee candidate Mariela Rodriguez.
Candidate bio: Mariela A. Rodríguez is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). She received her Ph.D. in Educational Administration from New Mexico State University in 2003 under the direction of Dr. María Luisa González, where Mariela was a W. K. Kellogg Doctoral Fellow through the Hispanic Border Leadership Institute. While a doctoral student, she participated in the David L. Clark Graduate Student Educational Leadership Research Seminar.
Mariela is in her 9th year at UTSA and is currently director for the Ed.D. Program in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. She previously served as director of the M.Ed. and certification programs. She teaches courses in both the Ed.D. and M.Ed. programs and has been a three-time nominee for the UTSA President’s Distinguished Teaching Award.
Dr. Rodríguez previously served as UTSA’s Plenum Session Representative to UCEA, and was a member of the Annual Convention Planning Committee in 2009. She is a member of the Advisory Board for the UCEA Barbara Jackson Scholars, and currently serves on the Editorial Board of the UCEA Review. Mariela is Chair-Elect of the AERA Division A – Outstanding Dissertation Award Committee. Her area of scholarly research focuses on the role of school principals who support ELLs in additive language programs, specifically dual language education. Mariela’s scholarly research has been published in Journal of School Leadership, International Journal of Leadership and Education, Journal of Research in Leadership Education, and Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership.
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It is not anarchy!!! Self-governance must be restored across America.
A government where our American heritage of self-governance is restored.
What is Self-Governance?
The United States of America was created by self-governing citizens. The main purpose of government is to protect the citizen’s natural rights to Life, Liberty and Property. The federal government should only act where we, the people, have intentionally granted authority. Self-governance ensures that citizens control the selection and accountability of elected officials and governmental administrations. Self-governance is our answer to the most basic question: “Who decides?”
In a self-governing society, decisions are made as close to home as possible, optimally by the individual, the family, or the community. Thousands of grassroots organizations across our nation are fighting the battle over “Who Decides”.
self-governing will take power away from big government and the big money that influences it…and return the power to its rightful owners, the people.
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UCEA Headquarters doctoral student Carmen Foster interviews Executive Committee candidate Mónica Byrne-Jiménez.
Candidate Bio: Mónica Byrne-Jiménez, Associate Professor, Hofstra University earned her Ed.D. in Education Leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University. Before joining the faculty, she worked in a variety of roles in several urban public school settings. She was co-developer of the Northeast Consortium for Superintendent Leadership Advancement for early career superintendents. Her current research projects include a national study of Latina/o school leadership, the role of faculty diversity on student experiences, and an evaluation of a special education leader preparation program. Her scholarly interests include leadership development for principals and superintendents, the intersection of ethnicity/identity in leadership, professional development as a vehicle for school improvement, and the role of facilitators in fostering adult learning. She has authored or co-authored numerous scholarly publications.
Mónica has been an active member of UCEA since 2006. She is the Point/Counterpoint editor for the UCEA Review and is on the editorial board of JCEL. She has been instrumental in the development of the Latina/os in Research SIG helping to bring together Latino faculty from UCEA institutions. She was on the 2011 Convention planning team in Pittsburgh, PA. As a member of the Hofstra University team involved in the FIPSE/UCEA grant on “Preparing Leaders to Support Diverse Learners,” she co-developed a learning module on “Leadership for English Language Learners.” Most recently she became a member of the Advisory Board for the Center for Educational Leadership and Social Justice at Duqesne University.
UCEA Headquarters doctoral student Amy Reynolds interviews Executive Committee candidate Dr. Noelle Witherspoon Arnold.
Candidate bio: Dr. Noelle Witherspoon Arnold is an Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator of PK-12 Educational Leadership in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Dr. Arnold also currently serves as consultant throughout the US advising districts in analyzing data for school improvement, cultural mediation and pedagogy, STEM leadership. Noelle has numerous publications in respected journals. Dr. Arnold is currently an EC member for UCEA, Secretary/Treasurer of the AERA Leadership for Social Justice SIG, and Assistant Editor of the International Journal of Leadership in Education. She is currently exploring the role of urban principals in health advocacy and the founding of school clinics.
Since 2007, Noelle has served in several capacities for UCEA. Noelle served as 2010 UCEA Annual Convention Co-Chair (with Tom Alsbury). She is proud to have been a Jackson Scholar and continues to serve as a Jackson Scholar Mentor. Noelle has been invited three times to serve a panel member for panels on publishing and scholarship and graduate student involvement. Noelle has also served as Plenum Session Representative at Louisiana State University (her former institution) and she has been elected by the faculty at The University of Missouri-Columbia to serve as PSR. Currently, Noelle is serving on the UCEA Executive Committee after being elected last fall. She hopes to continue contributing to UCEA’s work by exploring opportunities for advocacy and social justice. In addition to these efforts, Noelle is particularly passionate in advocating for scholars and principals of color by expanding the notion of diversity to the creation of spaces and places that are “ready” for these principals.