Dr. Kenya Mandeldove-Sadler is a contributor to several CUEL continuous improvement and leader development projects. She coaches and teaches in the EdD program in the Department of Educational Policy Studies. In this work, she ushers UIC aspiring principals through residency including CPS principal eligibility, novice leadership, and the capstone phase of the EdD program. She is a former teacher, principal, and district level administrator in Chicago Public Schools. She has also served as a Deputy Chief of Transformation for several years in Ohio. In spring 2023 she earned a PhD in Reading and Language from National-Louis University.