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Leading Schools of Excellence and Equity: Documenting Effective Strategies in Closing Achievement Gaps


by Kathleen M. Brown, Jen Benkovitz, A. J. Muttillo & Thad Urban - 2011


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 113 Number 1, 2011, p. 57-96
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15988, Date Accessed: 8/17/2019 7:05:46 PM
 
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  • Kathleen Brown
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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    KATHLEEN M. BROWN is Professor and Chair of Educational Leadership at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a scholar-practitioner with 15 years of teaching and administrative experience, her research interests include effective, site-based servant leadership that connects theory, practice, and issues of social justice in breaking down walls and building a unified profession of culturally aware educators working toward equitable schooling for all. She approaches education from an ethic of social care and works toward changing the metaphor of schools from hierarchical bureaucracies to nurturing communities. Her most recent publications appear in Educational Administration Quarterly, Journal of Educational Administration, Journal of School Leadership, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, Educational Researcher, and Equity & Excellence in Education. Her most recent book, Preparing Future Leaders for Social Justice, Equity, and Excellence, was published as part of the Christopher-Gordon School Leadership Series.
  • Jen Benkovitz
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    JEN BENKOVITZ graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she completed her doctoral degree in Educational Leadership. Her research interests include the principalís role in leading high-performing schools that ensure equity for all students regardless of race, gender, or disability. With 12 years of experience in elementary education, all in schools that serve a Title I population, she has served as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal. She is currently an elementary school principal in North Carolina and continues to advocate for inclusionary and responsive school practices that result in equity for all students.
  • A. J. Muttillo
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    A. J. MUTTILLO is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he completed his doctoral degree in Educational Leadership. He researched the principalís role in leading high-performing schools that are equitable for all students. As a practitioner with 11 years of experience in middle and high school education, he has served as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal. He is currently a middle school principal in North Carolina.
  • Thad Urban
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    THAD URBAN is currently a school administrator in northwestern Pennsylvania. He was awarded his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His dissertation, entitled Closing Achievement Gaps through Faculty Trust, examines how current principals are creating successful schools for all children. Dr. Urban is currently researching and writing in an effort to assist school leaders with their quest to achieve excellence and equity for all students within their schools.
 
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