Principal Preparation Programs Faculty
Courses in all Morgridge principal preparation programs are taught by Educational Leadership full-time faculty as well as adjunct faculty members who represent a wide-range of professional and academic backgrounds. This includes public school administrators, educational policy makers, P-12 curriculum specialists and consultants and experts in educational policy, law and human resources management. The adjuncts include the best that the educational leadership profession has to offer in terms of their practice, wisdom, guidance and commitment to developing future administrators, and offer a combination of practical experience, first-hand knowledge of school administration and the impact of policy on practices. Many of the adjunct faculty are alumni of the program who have gone on to successful careers in school and district administration.
Lyndsay Agans, PhD, Assistant Professor
Dr. Agans was a previous Diversity Faculty Fellow in the Morgridge College of Education, and served as an instructor and Assistant Director of the McNair Scholars Program at the University of Northern Colorado. Lyndsay Agans scholarship focus is on technology, teaching, and learning with an emphasis on inclusive excellence. Dr. Agans holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education with a specialization in Organization & Governance and a cognate in Education Research. Lyndsay brings a specialization in assessment, evaluation, and university organization and governance. She teaches within the Certification, MA and doctoral programs.
Linda Brookhart, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor
Linda Brookhart has over 30 years of experience as a school principal and district level administrator in addition to teaching at the university level. Her area of professional interest and research include: refining the knowledge base and preparation programs for educational leaders and corresponding development of performance assessments; and identifying student reported learning from participation in early field experiences and implication for preparation programs. Her PhD is from the University of Denver in School Administration, Cognate: Speech Communications; an MA from University of Denver in Curriculum and Supervision/International Relations. She teaches within the Certification, MA and doctoral programs.
Patty Kipp, MA, Lecturer
Patty Kipp was a Denver Public School principal at Palmer School for the thirteen years. Ms. Kipp worked in Denver Public Schools for thirty-one years as a teacher, reading specialist, staff developer, assistant principal, and administrator mentor. She has degrees in History, Spanish and Curriculum and Instruction. Ms. Kipp has worked with the principal preparation programs for eight years as a successful collaborator with the Ritchie program and leads the Adams 12 Ritchie program. She teaches within the Certification programs.
Susan Korach, EdD, Program Coordinator and Associate Professor
Susan Korach co-designed and serves as the district/university partnership principal preparation program that received a United States Department of Education School Leadership Program grant in 2008. Her primary research has focused on evaluating the learning outcomes of principal preparation programs and conducting qualitative research of the leadership actions of new principals. Her primary research has focused on evaluating the learning outcomes of principal preparation programs and conducting qualitative research of the leadership actions of new principals. Susan holds an EdD and MA from the University of Houston. Prior to her work at the University of Denver she worked as an educational consultant, English teacher, Assistant Principal, and charter school Education Director. She teaches within the Certification, MA and doctoral programs.