CUEL Curriculum Vitae

2015 - present

Refereed Publications

Cosner S., Walker, L., Swanson, J., & Hebert, M. (under Review).  The coaching of aspiring school leaders: Using and shaping learning processes for standards-aligned leadership competency development. Educational Administration Quarterly.

Cosner, S., & Jones, M. F. (in press). Leading school-wide improvement in conditions of accountability: Key actions and considerations.  Journal of Educational Administration.

Cosner, S., Tozer, S., & Zavitkovky, P. (2016). Enacting a cycle of inquiry capstone research project in doctoral-level leadership preparation. In V. Storey and K. Hesbol (Eds.), Contemporary Approaches to Dissertation Development and Research Methods (pp. 163-184). Hershey, PA: IGI Gobal. 

Cosner, S., & Tozer, S. (2015). Cultivating exemplary school leadership preparation at a research intensive university. Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 10(1), 11-38.

Drame, E.R., & Irby, D. (2015). Positionality and racialization in a PAR project: Reflections and insights from a school reform collaboration. The Qualitative Report, 20(8), 1164-1181. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol20/iss8/2

Drame, E. and Irby, D. (eds.). (2015). Black participatory research: Power, identity, and the struggle for justice in education. Palgrave-MacMillan: New York, NY.

Hoisington-Hutchinson, A. C. (2016).  Socializing leaders for student success:  An exploration of how and why urban principals develop teachers.  (Unpublished          doctoral dissertation).  University of Illinois-Chicago.  Chicago, IL.  

Korach, S., & Cosner, S. (accepted for publication). Developing the school leadership pipeline: Comprehensive leadership development (accepted for publication). In. M. Young & G. Crow (Eds.), Handbook of Research on the Education of School Leaders. (44 pages).

Slaten, C., Irby, D., Tate, K., and Rivera, R. (2015). Towards a critically conscious approach to social and emotional learning in alternative education: school staff members’ perspectives. Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology. 7(1), 41-62.

Swanson, J. & Welton A. (in press).  When good intentions only go so far: White principals leading discussions about race.  Urban Education. (34 pages).

Swanson, J., Horsley, H., Whalen, S., & Tozer, S. (under review). Navigating contested spaces: Principals leading for social justice in an urban high school.  Urban             Education. (60 pages).

Talbott, E., Mayrowetz, D., Maggin, D. & Tozer, S. (2016).  A distributed model of special education leadership for individualized education program (IEP)             teams.  Journal of Special Education Leadership, 29(1), 23-31.  

Videos

Center for Urban Education Leadership. (2016, July 16). Center for Urban Education Leadership: Preparing Great School Leaders. https://youtu.be/DLFf4YKc4iE.

Chicago Bar Association. (2016, Aug. 30).  Educational Inequality in America.  [Video File]. https://youtu.be/Kvh-EnVp7lc

The Wallace Foundation. (2016, Oct. 18). Episode One: The State – Creating a Bold Plan. [Video File]. https://youtu.be/a6RujPPl85s.

The Wallace Foundation. (2016, Oct. 18). Episode Three: The University of Illinois/Chicago – Rethinking Principal Training II. [Video File]. https://youtu.be/ZGUeYtXHO2g.

The Wallace Foundation. (2016, Oct. 18). Episode Four: The District – Pulling the Plan Together. [Video File]. https://youtu.be/riE8M2Efw2c.

Refereed Presentations

Cosner, S., Walker, L., Swanson, J., Hebert, M., Mayrowetz D., Whalen, S., Hutchinson, A. & Shabaker, M., (2015).  Examining the standards-aligned competency development of aspiring principals: The synergistic nature of exemplary program features.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration, San Diego, CA.

Cosner, S. A., Walker, L., Swanson, J., Hebert, M., Mayrowetaz, D., Shakbaer, M. M.,    Hutchingson, A., Whalen, S. (2016).  Learning Mechanisms drawn upon by           leadership coaches in the development of aspiring principals. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, D.C.

Cosner, S., Walker, L., Swanson, J., Hebert, M. M., Whalen, S. P. (2016).  Examining the architecture of leadership coaching for aspiring principals. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the University Council for Educationa Administration, Detroit, MI. 

Cosner, S. A., Walker, L., Swanson, J., Hebert, M. M. (2016).  The coaching of aspiring principals: Using and shaping learning processes for standards-aligned leadership competency development.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration, Detroit, MI. 

Ginsberg, M. B. & Swanson J. (2015).  Relating motivation research to urban teacher and leader development schools.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration, San Diego, CA. 

Horsley, H., Whalen, S. P., Pacchiano, D. M., Tozer, S. (2016).  Shifting early childhood leader mind-sets through job-embedded professional development: Implications for classroom practice. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, D.C.

Irby, D. (2015). Dignity-based Black Male Achievement: What it entails and its relevance for social justice leadership. Presented at 2015 University Council for Educational Administration Convention. San Diego, California.

Irby, D. (2016).  Stuck getting ready: Exploring the emotional underpinnings of a racial equity school improvement project.  Paper presented at the annual convention of the University Council for Educational Administration Convention, Detroit, MI. 

Irby, D. (2016).  Making sense of racial discipline disparities in a diversifying suburban high school. Paper presented at the annual convention of the University Council for Educational Administration Convention, Detroit, MI. 

Mayrowetz, D., Hoisington-Hutchinson, A., Shabaker, M., Cosner, S., Whalen, S. Walker, L., Hebert, M. & Swanson, J. (2015).  Becoming a principal: Case studies of the evolution of role conception and leader identity development among urban school principals in training.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Mayrowetz, M., Hutchinson, A., & Michelle Shabaker, M., Cosner, S., Whalen, S., Walker, L., Hebert, M., & Swanson, J. (2015). Evolving role conceptions and leader identity: A longitudinal study of early career school leaders. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration, San Diego, CA.

Mayrowetz, D., Hutchinson, A., Shabaker, M. M., Cosner, S. A., Walker, L., Whalen, S. P., Hebert, M., Swanson, J. (2016).  Critical incidents with mentor principals: Leader identity formation in residency.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, D.C.

Swanson, J. & Zavitkovsky, P. (2016).  Monitoring and assessing the trajectory of leadership growth during the clinical residency.  Paper presented at the annual convention of the University Council for Educational Administration Convention, Detroit, MI. 

Swanson, J., Horsley, H., Tozer, S. E., Whalen, S. P. (2016).  Leading for social justice in a “deeply demoralized” urban high school.  Paper presented at the annual        meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, D.C.

Swanson, J., Welton, A. D. (2016).  White principals attempting to lead race conscious school improvement.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, D. C.

Swanson, J., Olson, J. D., Ginsberg, M. G. (2016).  Relating Motivation research to urban teacher and leader development schools. Paper presented at the annual        meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, D.C.

Swanson, J., Horsley, H., Whalen, S., Tozer, S., & Hebert, M. (2015).  Navigating contested spaces: Principals leading for social justice in a demoralized urban high school. Paper presented at the annual convention of the University Council for Educational Administration Convention, San Diego, CA. 

Welton, A & Swanson, J. (2015).  The role of the principal in leading race conscious school improvement: A distributed perspective.  Paper presented at the annual convention of the University Council for Educational Administration Convention, San Diego, CA.

Zavitkovsky, Paul. (2016). Not Starting from Scratch.  Paper and district-specific reports presented at the spring 2016 conference of Illinois' Large Unit District Association (LUDA), Itasca, IL.

Zavitkovsky, Paul. (2016).  The Testing Mess:  Why It Won't Go Away.  Paper presented to the annual Summer Assessment Institute for Chicago Public Schools Network Chiefs and their data teams, Chicago, IL

Monographs and Book Chapters

Illinois School Leadership Advisory Council (2016). ISLAC Final Report. Center for the Study of Educational Policy, Illinois State University. Tozer, S. and Rutledge, D., Advisory Council Chairs. Normal, IL. https://news.illinoisstate.edu/2016/03/illinois-school-leadership-advisory-council-islac-final-report-released/

Tozer, S.E., Zavitkovsky, P., Whalen, S., & Martinez, P. (2015) Change agency in our own backyards:  Meeting the challenges of next generation programs in school leader preparation. In Khalifa, Grant, & Witherspoon Arnold,  Handbook for Urban Educational Leadership. New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 480-495.

Zavitkovsky, P., Roarty, D., & Swanson, J.  (2016).  Taking stock: Achievement growth in Illinois under No Child Left Behind.  Chicago, IL: Available at             urbanedleadership.org

Invited National Presentations (selected)

Cosner, S., Clifford, M., Shellinger, M., & Dougal, J. (2015). Developing excellent school principals: Policy into practice. Expert Panel at the Joint Meeting of National Governor’s Association (NGA) and Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). Washington, DC.

Cosner, S., Barron, C., Pietrini, N., & Riachourdhuri, R., (2015). Rethinking pedagogy and projects in leadership development. Invited presentation to the School Leadership Preparation Development Network Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

Cosner, S., LaCoste, B., Albani, L., & Green, L. (2015). Examining leadership coaching for principal preparation: Coaching for competency development. Invited presentation to the Department of Education School Leadership Preparation Development Network Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

Tozer, S. (2015).  Leading early childhood education.  Address to the National Association of Elementary School Principals, National Press Club, Washington, D.C.

Tozer, S. (2015).  Multiple layers of leadership in early childhood education.  Keynote presentation at the National P3 Institute, Seattle WA. 

Tozer, S. (2015).  Excellence in the early grades.  Keynote presentation at the National Summit on District Leadership of early childhood education, Chicago, IL. 

Tozer, S. (November, 2015).  State Policy and Principal Preparation: The View from Higher Education.  Wallace Foundation Capitol Hill Briefing, Washington, DC.

Tozer, S. (July, 2016). Principals as Leaders of Literacy Instruction. Keynote to International Literacy Association Pre Conference Institute, Boston, MA.

Tozer, S. (October 2016). Principal Performance and School Outcomes.  Alliance to Reform Education Leadership, George W. Bush Institute. Dallas, TX

Tozer, S. (November, 2016).  Principal as Pre-K Leader: States, Districts, and Educational Equity.  Education Commission of the States National Convening. Denver, CO.

Invited Regional Presentations  (selected)

Cosner, S., Barron, C., Pietrini, N., & Riachourdhuri, R., (2015). Rethinking pedagogy and projects in leadership development. Invited presentation to the School Leadership Preparation Development Network Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

Cosner, S., LaCoste, B., Albani, L., & Green, L. (2015). Examining leadership coaching for principal preparation: Coaching for competency development. Invited presentation to the School Leadership Preparation Development Network Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

Hebert, M., Swanson, J., & Whalen, S. P. (2015).  Accelerating leadership development through the triad.  Poster presented at the 13th Annual Illinois Education Research Council Symposium. 

Hebert, M., Swanson, J., Walker, L., and Whalen, S. (2016). The Role and promise of leadership development plans in developing capacity for self-regulated learning in aspiring school principals. Poster presented at the IERC Focus on Illinois Education Research Symposium. Bloomington, IL. 

Swanson, J., Horsley, H., Whalen, S., Tozer, S. (2016).  Navigating contested spaces: Principals leading for social justice in an urban high school.  Paper presented at the 14th Annual Illinois Education Research Council Symposium. 

Swanson, J. & Zavitkovsky, P. (2016).  Monitor and assessing the leadership trajectory growth during the clinical residency.  Paper presented at the 14th Annual Illinois Education Research Council Symposium. 

Tozer, S. (2015).  Wanted: High quality principals in Illinois for the next generation.  Paper presented at the 13th Annual Illinois Education Research Council Symposium. 

Tozer, S. (2015).  Developing leaders, transforming schools. Keynote presentation for Leadership Greater Chicago, Chicago, IL. 

Tozer, S. (2015).  Transformational school leadership.  Keynote presentation at the Archdiocesan Schools Leadership Day, Oakbrook, IL. 

Tozer, S. (2015).  Quality teachers as a property of the schools.  Keynote presented to the University of Illinois Chancellor’s Academy, Urbana, IL. 

Tozer, S. (2015).  Developing the principals our students deserve.  Keynote presentation at the annual Large Urban District Association Conference, Springfield, IL. 

Tozer, S. (2016).  Leadership as a style for change.  Keynote presentation at the annual Education Pioneers meeting, Chicago, IL. 

Tozer, S. (March, 2016). P-3 Leadership and Educational Equity. Keynote at Washington Education Research Association, Seattle, WA.

Tozer, S. (February, 2016). School Leader Preparation and Development as a State Priority.  Presentation to North Carolina House Select Committee on Education Strategy and Practices.

Tozer, S. (March, 2016). Key Levers for Educational Change:  School Leaders and the PreK-3 Framework.  Pennsylvania Department of Education. Harrisburg, PA.

Tozer, S. (March, 2016).  Ketynote for University of Connecticut P-3 Conference.  Storrs, CT

Tozer, S. (April, 2016). Equity & Excellence: Leading Pre-K through 3rd Grade Systems. Minneapolis Department of Education.  Minneapolis, MN.

Tozer, S. (March, 2016).  Systemic schooling in historical perspective. Keynote presentation at the annual Leadership Greater Chicago meeting, Chicago, IL.

Tozer, S. (May, 2016).  “Your System, Any System, Is Perfectly Designed” . . . Presentation to Ministry of Education of Nuevo Leon and the EDUX Cientificamente Humano, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

Tozer, S. (July, 2016).  Leadership as a Lever for Change. Education Pioneers. Chicago.

Walker, L., & Parkinson, K. K. (2015).  Characteristics of candidates for principal preparation at the selection point:  A principal pipeline perspective.  Poster presented at the 13th Annual Illinois Education Research Council Symposium. 

Whalen, S. P. & Parkinson, K.P. (2016).  Supporting ambitious principal preparation through accurate placement and retention metrics.  Poster presented at the 14th Annual Illinois Education Research Council Symposium. 

Zavitkovsky, P. (2015).  Bridging the gaps between ISAT, MAP, PSAE, and PARCC.     Paper presented at the 13th Annual Illinois Education Research Council            Symposium. 

CUEL Funding Awards

Total Funding (2013 – 2016): $7,000,000

2016 Total: $1,676,000

Anonymous Donor (2016). $200,000 over two years to support research and dissemination of findings on the yearlong principal residency experience.

Boeing Foundation (2016). $90,000 to support ongoing professional development to CPS Network Chiefs to increase their understanding of how to support the varying needs of school principals at different proficiency levels in different kinds of schools.

Chicago Public Education Fund (2016). $585,000 to support the development of in-role principals to improve their professional performance, their impact on student learning outcomes, and their retention as principals and leaders in Chicago Public Schools

Chicago Public Schools (2016). Up to $146,000 for preparation and support of EdD students selected to participate in the Chicago Leadership Collaborative funded principal residency.

Finnegan Family Foundation (2016). $30,000 for general operating support to CUEL.

Wallace Foundation (2016). $400,000 per year for up to three years to provide support to the University of Connecticut and Western Kentucky University in the redesign of their principal preparation programs.

Polk Bros. Foundation (2016). $100,000 used to support the salary of a leadership coach.

Jessie and Clement V. Stone Foundation (2016). $40,000 for scholarship support to up to 10 EdD students who are principals of schools with high-performing early childhood education programs.

Jessie and Clement V. Stone Foundation (2016). $85,000 for salary support for one Leadership Coach charged with ensuring implementation fidelity in aspiring principals’ transition from the full year residency to two years of post-residency work.

2015 Total: $917,000

Boeing Foundation (2015). $92,000 toward the creation of a doctoral level course for the Professional Development of CPS Network Chiefs in CPS, designed to contribute toward a more systematic approach to the Network Chiefs' ongoing professional development.

Chicago Public Schools (2015). Up to $200,000 for preparation and support of EdD students selected to participate in the Chicago Leadership Collaborative funded principal residency.

Lloyd A. Fry Foundation (2015). $200,000 over two years toward the development of CUEL capacity to document and disseminate practices that prepare and support high-performing principals to lead urban schools.

Polk Bros. Foundation (2015). $80,000 used to support the salary of a leadership coach.

Crown Family Philanthropies (2015). $200,000 over two years to support the salary of a CUEL Leadership Coach.

Finnegan Family Foundation (2015). $30,000 for general operating support to CUEL.

Jessie and Clement V. Stone Foundation (2015). $30,000 for scholarship support to up to 10 EdD students who are principals of schools with high-performing early childhood education programs.

Jessie and Clement V. Stone Foundation (2015). $85,000 for salary support for one Data Assessment Leadership Coach.

2014 Total: $2,595,000

Anonymous Donor (2014). $200,000 over two years to support research and dissemination of findings on the yearlong principal residency experience.

Chicago Public Schools (2014). Up to $200,000 for preparation and support of EdD students selected to participate in the Chicago Leadership Collaborative funded principal residency.

Finnegan Family Foundation (2014). $30,000 for general operating support to CUEL.

OSA Foundation. $20,000 toward the development of CUEL marketing and promotional materials.

Polk Bros. Foundation (2014). $80,000 used to support the salary of a leadership coach.

Jessie and Clement V. Stone Foundation (2014). $30,000 for scholarship support to up to 10 EdD students who are principals of schools with high-performing early childhood education programs.

Jessie and Clement V. Stone Foundation(2014). $85,000 for salary support for one Data Assessment Leadership Coach.

US Department of Education: Turnaround School Leaders Program (2014). $1,970,000 toward the development of a school leadership pipeline.

2013 Total: $1,832,000

Chicago Public Schools (2013). Up to $200,000 for preparation and support of EdD students selected to participate in the Chicago Leadership Collaborative funded principal residency.

Crown Family Philanthropies (2013). $200,000 over two years to support the salary of a CUEL Leadership Coach.

Finnegan Family Foundation (2013). $30,000 for general operating support to CUEL.

Lloyd A. Fry Foundation (2013). $200,000 over two years toward the development of CUEL capacity to document and disseminate practices that prepare and support high-performing principals to lead urban schools.

Polk Bros. Foundation (2013). $80,000 toward salary support for a leadership coach.

Jessie and Clement V. Stone Foundation (2013). $30,000 for scholarship support to up to 10 EdD students who are principals of schools with high-performing early childhood education programs.

Jessie and Clement V. Stone Foundation (2013). $85,000 for salary support for one Data Assessment Leadership Coach.

University Council of Education Administration (2013). $7,000 Exemplary Education Leadership Preparation Program Award.

US Department of Education: School Leadership Program (2013). $1,000,000 to explore how to improve upon the ways in which higher education can partner with LEAs to prepare and develop effective school leaders.

Updated January 2017