Kathleen King

Associate Professor of Education; Education Graduate Placement Coordinator; Education Undergraduate Campus Assessment Coordinator


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Kathleen King, PhD is an associate professor of education, focusing on leadership development in the graduate Educational Leadership and Teacher Leadership programs.  She has served as partnership coordinator in the department's graduate program, co-designing the State-approved Educational Leadership Masters with principal endorsement and the Instructional Coaching Masters with State of Illinois teacher leader endorsement.  She has served as a teacher, curriculum director, assistant principal, principal, and district technology director in PK-12 schools, including a school recognized as a national service learning leader school during her tenure.  

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Selected Scholarship

King, K., Ressler, M.B., & Escobar, A. (expected 2022). Infusing Culturally Responsiveness and Social Emotional Skill Development into the Preparation of Transformative Educational Leaders. Equity & Access: An Analysis of Educational Leadership Preparation, Policy, & Practice. Edited by Fowler, D., Vasquez Hellig, J., Jouganatos, S., and Johnson, A., Information Age Publishing.

King, K., Harris, A., & Vales, A. (expected 2022). Exploring the Landscape of Educational Leader Wellness in Supporting Leaders for School Improvement Through Self-Care and Wellbeing edited by Carpenter, B., Mahfouz, J., & Robinson, K. Information Age Publishing.

Kincaid, M., Black, K. W., & King, K. (2019). Modeling Innovations into Principal Preparation:  The Illinois Partnerships for Rigorous Training (IL-PART) Project. In Reforming principal preparation at the state level:  Perspectives on policy reform from Illinois. Routledge.

Ressler, M.B., Apantenco, C., Wexler, L.J., & King, K.B. (2022). Preservice teachers’ mental health: Using student voice to inform pedagogical, programmatic, and curricular change. Action in Teacher Education.

King, K. (December 2021). Social Emotional Learning and Antiracism. Voices for Educational Equity. 

Courses Taught

MEDU 691, 692, 693: Internship & Residency

MEDU 536: School, Home, Community

MEDU 535: Supervision & Instruction

MEDU 500: Mission-Driven Leadership

MEDU 620: Curriculum & Program Assessment

MEDU 320: Equitable Learning Environment

MEDU 503: Teacher Leadership

EDN 460: Literacy III

EDN 515: Institutional & Political Environment of Schools

EDN 403: Secondary Assessment