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Dr. Harold Abrams

Dr. Kevin Badgett

Associate Professor of Educational Leadership

"Persistence with a good attitude is a large part of the recipe for success."

Degrees Held:

  • Ed.D. in Educational Leadership – University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2011
  • M.S. in Educational Management – University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2006
  • M.S. in Counseling – University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2004
  • B.A. in Music – Pepperdine University, 2000

Career Highlights:

  • Served students in various capacities from Pre-K through the Graduate Level,
  • Served in Campus and District level leadership positions.
  • Served in the ISD and Charter Setting.
  • Various peer-reviewed journal and book chapter publications
  • Peer-reviewed research presentations.
  • Invited to give PD in Hefei, Anhui, China.

Links to share?

http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1123994.pdf

In which online degree program do you teach?

M.A. in Educational Leadership

Which classes do you teach online?

School Public Relations; Principalship; School Human Resources Management; Instructional Leadership Development; Practicum: Leadership

What do you want your students to learn in your classes?

Course titles are reflective of content; generally, students are expected to develop and/or refine an ability to explore application of course ideas in practice. Assignments are typically both conceptually and action oriented. Deep and clear reflection are required for successful demonstration of content mastery. Rubrics inform assignment construction and serve as a lens for scoring submissions.

Why did you start teaching?

Teaching offers tremendous opportunities to serve.

What's the best advice that you could give your students?

Persistence with a good attitude is a large part of the recipe for success.

What qualities make someone particularly successful in educational leadership?

Understanding how systems interact, high-quality, timely communication, responsiveness, empathy, and commitment to quality.

What do you think is the biggest challenge that educators face today?

Burn-out and an inability to put experiences and challenges into a proper context.

What is the one book you think everyone should read?

School Customer Service by Tracey DeBruyn

Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students might not know about you.

I love table top games!

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