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7th Annual
Symposium on Educational Leadership
in Memoriam of Dr. Mindy O'Brien, Ed.D. Alumna of Cohort 4
 
Symposium Directors:
Ann C. Gaudino, Ed.D. Wendy L. Kubasko, Ed.D.

Saturday, April 29, 2023, 9:00 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.
Online via Zoom
 

About the Symposium

The Symposium on Educational Leadership focuses on topics pertinent to educational leadership in PK-12 schools and how school and district leaders can meet the needs of diverse learners. The 2023 Symposium will feature a keynote address and sessions surrounding research and recommended practices.

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Keynote Speaker

Dr. David Bateman


David F. Bateman, Ph.D., is a Principal Researcher at the American Institutes for Research, and is finishing up this academic year as a professor at Shippensburg University in the Department of Educational Leadership and Special Education where he teaches courses on special education law, assessment, and facilitating inclusion. He is a former due process hearing officer for Pennsylvania for hundreds of hearings. He uses his knowledge of litigation relating to special education to assist school districts in providing appropriate supports for students with disabilities and to prevent and to recover from due process hearings. He has been a classroom teacher of students with learning disabilities, behavior disorders, intellectual disability, and hearing impairments. He has recently co-authored the following books: A Principal’s Guide to Special Education, A Teacher’s Guide to Special Education, Charting the Course: Special Education in Charter Schools, Special Education Leadership: Building Effective Programming in Schools, Current Trends and Legal Issues in Special Education, and A School Board Members Guide to Special Education.

Keynote
About the Symposium
Sessions

SCHEDULE OF SESSIONS

Room A:

Dr. Gaudino, Moderator


9:00 a.m.-10:10 a.m.  WELCOME, ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS, & KEYNOTE

Opening Welcome!  

Dr. Rhonda Brunner, Shippensburg University

Alumna Acknowledgement

Dr. Gaudino, Millersville University

Faculty Acknowledgements

Dr. Kubasko, Shippensburg University

Keynote:  Dr. Bateman: 

Tips for Today:

Students with Disabilities and the Need to Assure They Receive an Education

10:10 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. BREAK

 

10:20 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  CONCURRENT SESSIONS 1

Room A:

Dr. Gaudino, Moderator

 

Doctoral Candidates in Educational Leadership, Millersville & Shippensburg Universities:

Behaviors that Impact Teacher Retention and Attrition

Trisha Reed, Principal, Iron Forge Elementary School

 

Collective Leader Efficacy as a Predictor of Student Achievement

Katrina Lee, Vice Principal, Bellefonte Area SD

 

PA Teacher Evaluation Reform:  Teacher Perceptions of Principal Feedback

Vince Harper, Principal, Bishop McDevitt HS

Room B:

Drs. Brooks & Dreon, Moderators

Doctoral Students in Educational Leadership, Millersville & Shippensburg Universities:

Teacher Facilitation of Virtual Blended Instruction for Students Who Receive Services for Emotional Disturbance

David Archer, Acting Principal, Susquehanna Twp. SD

 

Blended Credit Recovery Programs to Meet Act 158 Requirements

Michelle Felton, Principal, Harrisburg SD

 

Brick and Mortar Classroom Supports for Students Learning Asynchronously

Courtney Nowak, Director of Students Services, Manheim Twp. SD

Room C:

Dr. Kubasko, Moderator

Doctoral Candidates in Educational Leadership, Millersville & Shippensburg Universities:

Impacts of Preschool on Foundational Literacy Skills

Samantha Neidlinger, Asst. Principal, Steelton-Highspire SD

 

Dialogue & Discourse with Controversial Public Issues in Social Studies

Paul Casseri, Superintendent, Lewiston-Porter Central SD

11:00 a.m. - 11:10 a.m. BREAK

 

11:10 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. CONCURRENT SESSIONS 2

 

Room B:

Drs. Brooks & Dreon, Moderators

Doctoral Students in Educational Leadership, Millersville & Shippensburg Universities:

Teacher Experiences Piloting Online Courses

Andrew Freas, Asst. Principal, Southern Tioga SD

 

Teacher Experience with Math Applications at the Middle Level

Melissa Devlin, Director of Curriculum, Kutztown Area SD

 

Teacher Experiences when STEM Lessons are Modeled in their Classrooms

Ashley Martin, Principal, Greencastle-Antrim SD

Room C:

Dr. Kubasko, Moderator

Doctoral Candidates in Educational Leadership, Millersville & Shippensburg Universities:

School District Support for Students with Cluster B Personality Disorders

Dawnmarie Ezzo, Adjunct Professor, Penn State University

 

Meeting the Demand for Special Education Paraprofessionals

Jennifer Chamberlin, Special Education Supervisor, S. Middleton SD

 

Teacher Perspectives of SEL Instruction

Amanda Pressley, Asst. Principal, Susquehanna Twp. SD

11:50 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  BREAK

12:00 p.m. - 12:40 p.m. CONCURRENT SESSIONS 3

 

Room B:

Drs. Brooks & Dreon, Moderators

Doctoral Students in Educational Leadership, Millersville & Shippensburg Universities:

Teacher Experiences with an Intangible Acknowledgement System

Jassinya Alvarado, Assts. Director of School Climate, SD of Lancaster

 

How do Families Experience Schoology?

Troy Sauer, Asst. Principal, Northern York County SD

School Leaders Professional Use of Social Media: Experiences and Perceptions of

Two School Leaders

Justin Hanula, Principal, Lower Dauphin High School

Room C:

Dr. Kubasko, Moderator

Doctoral Candidates in Educational Leadership, Millersville & Shippensburg Universities:

How Kinship Families Navigate Schools Systems

Jenna Gaston, Asst. Principal, Jefferson County-DuBois Area Vocational School

 

Impact of Proactive Parent Engagement on Academic Achievement

Brian Granger, Principal, West Shore SD

 

Perceptions and Behavior Related to Cyber Security

John Franzen, Supervisor of Curriculum, Souderton Area SD

12:40 p.m.  End of Symposium

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