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Ed.D. Spring Semester Launch Energizes Students & Forges Connections

The buzz of conversation could be heard an entire floor down through the Burk Hall stairwell as SF State Educational Leadership doctoral students came together on Saturday, January 20 for the Spring 2018 semester launch.

“What buzz?” joked Tabitha Conway (Year 2). “I’m naturally loud, as is my cohort, so I think the loudness was us.”

Community, Connection, Perspective, and Inspiration at 2018 Ed.D. Semester Launch

The buzz of conversation could be heard an entire floor down through the Burk Hall stairwell as SF State Educational Leadership doctoral students came together on Saturday, January 20 for the Spring 2018 semester launch.

“What buzz?” joked Tabitha Conway (Cohort 2). “I’m naturally loud, as is my cohort, so I think the loudness was us. We might have brought the buzz.”

Jonell Molina (Cohort 1) said the day was filled with “a lot of good laughter and connection.”

Record Number of SF State EdD Students to Present at AERA!

The San Francisco State EdD program is proud to highlight our record number of EdD students, alumni, and faculty who will represent the program at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) conference in New York City.  Below you can find out about the members of the EdD community who will be presenting at AERA 2018 and a brief description about the research they will present.

EdD Students & Grads:

Grad Spotlight: Mary Streshly on Stepping into Educational Leadership and Embodying Lessons from her Dissertation

“I’ve never been afraid to take risks,” said SF State University Ed.D. grad Mary Streshly (’15), recently named superintendent of Sequoia Union High School District.

Streshly comes to Sequoia with extensive experience in high school districts, as well as a focus on communication, student-centered learning, and community building. She most recently served as assistant superintendent in the Campbell Union High School District. Prior to that, she did her first stint at Sequoia as a bilingual resource teacher.

2017 Ed.D. Research Colloquium: Innovation and Impact in Educational Leadership

Quality, innovation, and impact in educational leadership were at the core of research  presented by current Ed.D. students at the 2017 annual research colloquium. The event focused on research in support of a more equitable and socially just education system at P-12 public schools, community colleges, and other higher education settings.
 

Vincent Matthews: Paying it Forward & Giving it Back as SFUSD’s New Superintendent

Vincent Matthews: Paying it Forward & Giving it Back as SFUSD’s New Superintendent

"Making things happen for kids I know has the opportunity to change their life outcomes, and the reason I know that is because it happened for me," said SFSU Ed.D. grad Vincent Matthews ('10), who recently took the helm as superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District, a district in which he was once a student.

Faculty Spotlight: Genie Stowers on Data and the Equity, Efficiency, and Effectiveness of Cities

In an era of increasing privatization of city services – either to nonprofit or for-profit entities – it is easy to lose sight of the services cities still do provide, and how equitable, efficient, and effective cities are at providing those services to their citizens.