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Graduate Certificate in
Teacher Leadership


Ph.D., Education, Stanford University
M.S., Sociology, Stanford University
B.A., Sociology, Harvard University

Dr. Gerald K. LeTendre is the Harry Lawrence Batschelet II Chair of Educational Administration at Penn State and co-editor of the American Journal of Education. His current research focuses on the impact of online learning and other information technologies on teacher-led professional development and teacher work roles. Dr. LeTendre has published on a broad range of topics in educational policy and comparative/international education. He is co-editor (with Motoko Akiba) of the International Handbook of Teacher Quality and Policy (Rutledge, 2017).

Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Kansas
M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Penn State
B.S., Education, Penn State

Dr. Ronald Musoleno has been an educator and administrator in both private overseas schools in Italy and Greece and in the public schools in Pennsylvania for more than 30 years. As such, he has exercised all related responsibilities associated with the roles of school and district level administrators. His interests include preparing school leaders to navigate the demands of public and private educational settings as well as data analysis for school improvement.

Ed.D. Curriculum and Instructional Leadership, Vanderbilt University
M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Middle Tennessee State University
B.S., English Education, Indiana University

Dr. Deborah Schussler is an associate professor at Penn State and a faculty affiliate at the Prevention Research Center and Rock Ethics Institute. She has worked with pre-service and in-service teachers, counselors, and educational leaders for more than 20 years. Her research explores how educators acquire the skills and dispositions to meet the needs of all learners, focusing especially on teachers' social-emotional competencies, communication, and moral development.

Ph.D., Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation, Syracuse University
M.S., Instructional Design Development and Evaluation, Syracuse University
M.S., Education, Canisius College
B.S., Elementary Education, State University of New York at Fredonia

Dr. Tiffany M. Squires is an assistant professor and serves as assistant director of Online Programs for Education Leadership. Dr. Squires has more than 15 years of experience in K–12 education as a teacher, principal, and professional development facilitator. Her dissertation research focused on the perceptions of principals regarding the role of the school leader in the implementation of curricular and instructional change associated with standards-based reform. Her research continues to focus on school systems reform/improvement and highly effective leadership practice.

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