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.
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