Current K-12 Leadership Students

Our students

Listed below are the current students in the Doctor of Philosophy in higher education leadership program in the Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology at Western Michigan University.

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  • Jeremy Andrick
    Title/Organization: Doctoral Assistant/Western Michigan University
    Research Interest: The relationship between Instructional Rounds and teacher collective efficacy

  • Amie McCaw
    Title/Organization: Elementary Principal/Vicksburg Community Schools
    Research Interest: Personalized learning in K-12 public education with a whole child approach

  • Holly Sisson
    Title/Organization: Undergraduate Athletic Training Program Director/Western Michigan  University
    Research Interest:  Athletic training management, Concussions, Student Retention and Success

  • Doug Greer
    Title/Organization: Director of School Improvement/Ottawa Area ISD
    Research Interest:  A relationship between student math achievement and teachers utilizing a process involving instructional interim assessments

  • Kelly Amshley 
    Title/Organization: Assistant Principal/Rockford Public Schools
    Research Interest:  Bullying, character education, school climate, best practices in K-12 education

  • Massiel Cohen
    Title/Organization: Director for International Assessments/Instituto Dominicano de Evaluacion de la Calidad Educativa (IDEICE)
    Research Interest: School accountability; education policies

  • Lametria Eaddy
    Title/Organization: High School Administrator/Grand Rapids Public School District
    Research Interest:  I am currently studying the relationship between the degree of implementation of PBIS and the dis-proportionality differences in school discipline broken down by demographic factors

  • Monica Liggins Abrams
    Title/Organization: Director of Success/Western Michigan University
    Research Interest:  Traditonally underrepresented students; persistence and degree attainment equity; organizational change to achieve equity; systematic barriers to access and degree completion

  • Micole Dyson
    Title/Organization: Elementary Principal/Kalamazoo Public Schools
    Research Interest:  Leadership efficacy and influence on collective efficacy in low performing schools; navigating the mandates from the state

  • Peter Grostic
    Title/Organization: Director of Professional Learning/Communications by Design
    Research Interest:  K-12 educational purpose and k-12 guiding statements

  • Pamela Schwallier
    Title/Organization: Regional English Learner Consultant/Kent ISD, OAISD, MAISD, AAESA
    Research Interest:  K-12 Educational Equity for English Learners - Perceptions and Readiness of Educational Leaders 

  • Kayla Stephens
    Title/Organization: High School Special Education Teacher/Greenville Public Schools
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  • Nizorama Haitova
    Title/Organization: Doctoral Graduate Research Assistant/Western Michigan University
    Research Interest:  International students, Muslim International Student mothers, Principal leadership in k-12

  • Mary Ebejer
    Title/Organization: Faculty Specialist/Western Michigan University
    Research Interest:  Graduate writing: pedagogy; culture; support; dissertation writing support

  • Kyle Weener
    Title/Organization: 5TH/7TH Grade Teacher/Kalamazoo Christian School
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  • Charrelle Singleton
    Title/Organization: Consultant/Independent
    Research Interest:  Strategic partnerships among state rehabilitation agencies; develop V. establishment of partnership; Consideration of race and disability in developing partnership

  • Mark Deschaine
    Title/Organization: Associate Professor/Central Michigan University
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  • Daniel Vainner
    Title/Organization: Associate Registrar/Grand Valley State University
    Research Interest: Athletic subsidies in Higher Education

  • Faith Johnson
    Title/Organization: ELA Teacher/Saginaw Public Schools
    Research Interest:  Parental Involvement and Student Achievement

  • Dipsy Etanislao
    Title/Organization: Facilitator/Universidad Tecnologica SD
    Research Interest: Teacher practices in classroom, teacher learning, science teachers' practice, professional development

  • Beth Thompson
    Title/Organization: English Teacher/Kentwood Public Schools
    Research Interest: Restorative Practices; Project-based learning (STEAM); Mathematical thinking in an English classroom