story by Claire Miller
The University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) has selected Georgia State University as the next host of its Center for the Study of Leadership in Urban Schools, one of eight UCEA centers nationwide.
The center, which will be housed in the College of Education & Human Development’s Department of Educational Policy Studies for the next three years, will focus its efforts on “preparing urban school leaders to meet unique challenges and leverage distinctive opportunities associated with urban communities,” according to Clinical Assistant Professor Will Rumbaugh.
Rumbaugh will serve as director and CEHD faculty members Kristina Brezicha, Nick Sauers and Yinying Wang will serve as associate directors. They will collaborate with educational scholars and leaders at Georgia State and in the greater Atlanta community – including the Alonzo A. Crim Center for Urban Excellence, the Principals Center, the Urban Studies Institute and local school systems – to conduct research on urban school leadership, create and share resources with school leaders, and disseminate innovative leadership and preparation practices that could shape policy locally and nationally.
“Our vision is that this center will have a positive impact on students and leaders in local, national and international urban schools,” he said. “We will also leverage the expertise of our scholars, departments and centers.”
For more information on UCEA program centers, visit http://www.ucea.org/initiatives/ucea-program-centers.