LEDE Newsletter | Spring 2019
Greetings, LEDE Colleagues

In this season of anticipation – of longer days, more sun than rain (maybe), and a return to leafy landscapes—another LEDE cohort of principal candidates nears completion. Cohort 9 will graduate in June, each candidate having earned a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Residency Principal Certification. These well-prepared school leaders may soon be your new colleagues!

The LEDE program continues to nurture area teacher leaders on their path to the principalship . This year, our candidates represent districts as far north as Nooksack School District and across the water from Bainbridge Island. Faculty are digging into LEDE’s unique curriculum structure to provide these candidates with a depth of preparation backed by the latest educational leadership research and decades’ worth of real-world practitioner experience. You can read more about our faculty below!
Now accepting applications for Cohort 11, to begin Summer & Fall 2019.
Do you remember the feeling of making that next big career step? The feeling of possibility? Maybe Spring is our natural reminder to seek out that feeling now and then. And as always, we rely on your insights in identifying teacher leaders who may be ready for the principalship. If you know a teacher or coach who needs a nudge toward their next career goals, please share this newsletter with her or him. 

Applications due May 15th

Contact Michele, LEDE Advisor,
for eligibility and quarter admissions recommendation.
Race and Equity Practice for School Leadership
In late Winter, candidates in Year Two of the LEDE program began a focus and practice of understanding the intersection of race and equity and school leadership .   Faculty guided work and discussions that helped LEDE candidates better understand the role of institutional racism in producing educational inequities , and their leadership responsibilities in transforming education to achieve more equitable results.

LEDE welcomed practicing leaders Dr. Mia Williams and Jeff Clark from Seattle Public Schools, and Dr. Anthony Craig from the University of Washington to the January session to address equity as principals at their schools.

Supporting LEDE’s work with equity included these readings and resources:

· Race: The Power of Illusion dvd by California Newsreel
· Is Everyone Really Equal? by Ozlem Sensoy and Robin DiAngelo
· Creating the Opportunity to Learn by A. Wade Boykin
and Pedro Noguera
by Lisa Delpit
· Whistling Vivaldi by Claude Steele
LEDE Faculty: Guiding Practitioners
The UW Bothell LEDE program is unique in many ways, including its faculty and teaching structure. Candidates meet one Saturday per month, and each Saturday session is attended by all LEDE faculty members. During the day-long class session, faculty work as a team to lead discussions around core topics, internship reflection seminars, and guiding professional learning group work. We are especially proud of our LEDE faculty, each having served in principal roles in K12 before transitioning to current leadership positions in our area school districts. The combined experience and knowledge of LEDE faculty practitioners provides highly specialized and relevant instruction for aspiring principals. Meet our LEDE faculty!
Dr. Anthony Byrd
Tony co-teaches several core topics in LEDE Part 2 but focuses mainly on theory of action, human resources, and ethics. He is currently the Executive Director of Teach For America – Washington. Before his current role, Dr. Byrd was the Associate Superintendent of Curriculum, Assessment and Special Programs for Everett Public Schools. 
Dr. Steve Grubb
Steve teaches Personal Leadership for Schools core topics in Part 1. Steve is the Chief Talent Officer for Highline Public Schools. Before his current role, he served as an Instructional Leadership Executive Director for Highline. 
Dr. Kyle Kinoshita
Kyle teaches candidates in Part 2, with a focus on cultural competency, communication, and school climate. He is currently Chief of Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction in the Seattle Public Schools, prior serving as Executive Director of Teaching and Learning in the Marysville School District.
Dr. Jeff McCormick
Jeff leads program coordination and recruitment for LEDE. He focuses his instruction in Part 2 on ethics, organizational theory, school resources, and family partnerships. Jeff is currently the Director of Student Services and Assessment for the Bainbridge Island School District, as well as serving as Project Director for the Center for Educational Leadership at the University of Washington – Seattle.  
Dr. Pete Misner
Pete teaches Part 1 candidates in the core topics for Leadership for Curriculum and Teaching. He is currently an Instructional Leadership Executive Director for Highline Public Schools. Prior to that, Dr. Misner served as the Associate Director and Senior Lecturer for the University of Washington’s Danforth Educational Leadership Program. 
Dr. Deka Smith
Deka guides many core topics in LEDE Part 2 but specializes in exceptional learners and school improvement. She has been Superintendent of Monroe Public Schools since 2015, prior to that serving as Chief Academic Officer of Puyallup School District. 
Dr. Mary Ann Unger
Mary Ann supervises all Part 1 internships and leads reflection seminars. Dr. Unger was an educator in the Port Angeles School District for nearly 30 years. Besides teaching in the classroom, she served as Interim Deputy Associate Superintendent, an Assistant Principal, and the Executive Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment. 
Other UWB SES News
National Board Certification Support Seminars – Now Enrolling at UW Bothell

The UWB School of Educational Studies is excited to relaunch its National Board Certification Support Seminars beginning August, 2019. This is a 10-month support program designed to guide teachers through the rigorous NBCT process. At UW Bothell, NBCT candidates will complete a foundational course, followed by an integrative seminar focused on critical thinking, reflection, and peer writing groups. Seminars are facilitated by a National Board Certified Teacher/OSPI trained Facilitator. Sessions are conveniently scheduled for working educators. For more information and to enroll, please see the program website: https://www.uwb.edu/education/nationalboard
Create the path.
Sometimes, a a nudge from a colleague is all one needs
to step forward into their journey.
Please share this newsletter with teacher leaders who may be ready
to take the next step.
LEDE Applications are due May 15th.
Leadership Development for Educators @ UW Bothell
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