Instructional Leadership in Action

Introducing the CEL District Leader Fellows

by Anneke Markholt on Jan 29, 2019

CEL-fellows-group-composite-photoWe are excited to announce the first cohort of CEL District Leader Fellows.

The CEL District Leader Fellowship is a yearlong professional development and work opportunity for district leaders who possess professional expertise that will serve the Center for Educational Leadership’s mission, help the organization expand its current knowledge base, and allow us to better serve our district partners. Our primary goal in creating this fellowship opportunity is to broaden and diversify the network of leaders who can inform CEL’s work based on their professional and personal perspectives. We believe it is critical for us to truly understand the professional journeys of the leaders we support across the country. 

We extended this fellowship invitation to six district leaders who impressed us with their current knowledge, skills and disposition for district-level leadership. We believe that these fellows will push our thinking, help us stay current, and ensure that we continue to meet the needs of our district partners.

CEL District Leader Fellows

Terry Dade
Terry Dade
Assistant Superintendent, Region 3
Fairfax County Public Schools, Virginia
Karen Gallman
Karen D. Gallman
Southeast Executive Director, School Support and Improvement
Metro Nashville Public Schools, Tennessee
Reggie JacksonReggie D. Jackson
Interim Director, School Operations
Shelby County Schools, Memphis, Tennessee
Jose RiveraJose Rivera
Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning
Grandview School District, Washington
Jarvis SanfordJarvis Sanford
Managing Director, AUSL Network Schools
Academy for Urban School Leadership, Chicago, Illinois
Judith WhiteJudith J. White
Director, Curriculum and Instruction
Prince George’s County Public Schools, Maryland

Topics: CEL Fellows

About the author: Anneke Markholt

Dr. Anneke Markholt is the associate director of the University of Washington Center for Educational Leadership (CEL), and affiliate faculty with the University of Washington College of Education. Dr. Markholt designs and directs the Center's partnerships focused on developing teaching effectiveness and instructional leadership. She is particularly interested in the intersection of teaching, learning and the leadership capacity necessary for school systems to engage in instructional improvement, especially for linguistically diverse students. Prior to her work with CEL, Dr. Markholt spent five years as an associate researcher for the Center for the Study of Teaching and Policy at the University of Washington. She began her career as an English as a second language specialist for Tacoma Public Schools where she taught for ten years. Dr. Markholt is the co-author of two books, "Leading for Instructional Improvement: How Successful Leaders Develop Teaching and Learning Expertise," and "Leading for Professional Learning: What Successful Principals Do To Support Teaching Practice."

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