Focuses on the need for educational leaders to use their knowledge of organizational theory to create a learning environment that promotes the success of all students. Emphasis is placed on the allocation of resources such as personnel, facilities and technology to create an effective learning environment. Students investigate management issues dealing with the alignment of fiscal and human resource functions to the success of all students. Prerequisites: EDLD 516, EDLD 517, EDLD 552. Three hours per week.
EDUC 504 DIVERSITY IN A DEMOCRACY (Fall 2019)
Examination of contemporary cultural diversity within the United States educational environments. Special attention given to cultural problems and issues that influence opportunities and performance in educational institutions. Human relations skills considered for improving success within culturally diverse populations. Must be taken within the first 12 hours of M.Ed. program. Prerequisite: Admission to graduate study. Three hours per week.
EDUC 619 THE LAW & PUBLIC EDUCATION (Fall 2019)
Study of school law which affects the teacher and the public school. Nature and scope of school law considered as generally applied to the purpose and functions of the school system. Prerequisites: EDUC 502 and any two EDUC 500-level courses. Three hours per week.
1. Executive Director of the Eastern Shore of Maryland Educational Consortium (ESMEC). As a rural collaborative, ESMEC serves the nine public school systems of the Eastern Shore.
2. Co-Chair the annual Aspiring Leaders Educational Conference held at Salisbury University. The conference brings together an audience of over 125 aspiring school leaders from the public school systems of the Eastern Shore.
3. Member of the Board of Trustees of Atlantic General Hospital. The Board is responsible for all aspects of the Atlantic General Hospital health system. With policy, fiduciary, and human resource responsibilities, the Board has oversight of health system operations.
4. Co-Chair of the Chamber Music by the Sea summer concert series to benefit the Worcester County Educational Foundation. The concert series brings internationally renowned musicians to our community to provide public concerts and educational master classes for aspiring students. All funds raised by the series are used to support the visual and performing arts in public schools.
5. Member of Delmarva Pets on Wheels (DPW). As an active member of DPW, my dog and I voluntarily visit Atlantic General Hospital, nursing homes, elementary schools (Tails for Tales Reading Program), and Salisbury University.
As the Executive Director of the Eastern Shore of Maryland Educational Consortium (ESMEC), I work with the nine public school systems of the Eastern Shore and state and local governmental agencies. In addition, I actively work with "BEACON" at Salisbury University to research the return on investment of public education.