During the current reporting period, since my contract began on July 1, 2021, I have accomplished the following in regards to Teaching, Research, and Service to the University:
Teaching (60% of Contractual Responsibilities): During the Fall 2021 semester, I taught two sections of EDUC 6232: Supervision of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in person at the Alexandria Campus as well as in Loudoun, Virginia. I have taught this class since 2017, but continue to evolve weekly discussions and course content to reflect the changing landscape of Supervision and Evaluation practices in today's schools post-COVID. Additionally, I taught a section of EDUC 6238: Leading for Equity and Social Justice in-person at the Alexandria Campus, which was the first time I taught this course. I worked closely with the SME for the course, Dr. Christine Nganga, to ensure the delivery of the course and instructional strategies used were consistent with the intent and purposes of the course to lead to desired outcomes for student learning. Lastly, I taught a section of EDUC 6234: Foundations of K-12 Educational Leadership online to Post Master's Certificate students in Educational Leadership and Administration. I consulted with these students weekly and supported them remotely throughout the course.
Research (20% of Contractual Responsibilities): My transition from being a practitioner in K-12 educational leadership to my current position of Assistant Professor in July 2021 began with focusing on where I would like to take my past research and scholarship in order to further my interests and explore new fields of study. I currently have several collaborative projects in the publication process at various stages (see section R1f), as well as an upcoming paper presentation session at the annual American Educational Research Association meeting (see section R1b). I was also recently awarded the Gomez Lemasters Research Grant with my ELA colleague, Dr. Christine Nganga to research leadership preparation in the areas of equity and social justice leadership.
Service (20% of Contractual Responsibilities): For the current reporting period, I am actively serving on 15 dissertation committees for doctoral students enrolled in the Educational Leadership and Administration program (ELA), as well as Human and Organizational Learning in Executive Leadership (ELP). Additionally, I serve as the Academic Advisor for all Post-Master's Certificate students studying online (approximately 30 students). In this capacity, I support students from the admissions stage through graduation and beyond. While I am not currently serving on any university committees, I am very much interested in serving in the near future, as I feel I have adjusted well to my new appointment and would like to expand my advocacy and support of various interests of DEL, GSEHD, and GW. I believe that I am in a unique position as a new faculty member of working in various capacities for the university over the past eight years.