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Kaetlyn Lad  |  Interests  |  Scholarship  |  Service  

Education:

  • Ph.D. Administrative Leadership Urban Education, University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee
  • Ed.S. Special Education Administration, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • M.A. Education, Cardinal Stritch College/Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI
  • B.S. Education, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Research Experience:

  • Research Internship with Executive Director (Voluntary) - Foundation for International Community Assistance, International, Inc. (May 2000 - September 2000)
  • Director, Texas A&M Research and Development Center, Associate Professor - Texam A&M University-Corpus Christi (July 1996 - July 1998)
    Developed and Implemented a University/School District Research Center

Teaching Experience:

  • Professor of Educational Leadership - Saint Mary's College of California. (2005 - Present)
    Ed. D Program in Educational Leadership
  • Director of Ed.D in Educational Leadership Program, MA, Tier1, Tier 2 in Educational Administration - Saint Mary's College of California (2000 - 2005)
    Associate Professor of Educational Leadership
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Leadership - The George Washington University, Washington, DC. (1998 - 2000)
  • Graduate Instructor - The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (May 1996 - September 1996)
  • Associate Professor of Educational Administration and Executive Director - South Texas Educational Research and Development Center, Ed.D Program in Educational Leadership (1996 - 1998)
  • Graduate Assistant, Office of the Dean of the School of Education - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: Milwaukee, Wisconsin (1996 - 1996)
  • Assistant Editor - Educational Administration Quarterly (1994 - 1996)
  • Graduate Assistant, Department of Urban Education - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Milwaukee, Wisconsin (1994 - 1996)
  • Central Office Director of Special Services - South Milwaukee School District, South Milwaukee, Wisconsin (1989 - 1995)
  • Instructor, Department of Education - Alverno College, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (1982 - 1984)
  • Department Chairperson & High School Teacher - South Milwaukee High School, South Milwaukee, Wisconsin (1979 - 1989)

Awards:

  • A Study of the Top Ten Educational Administration Programs as Ranked by US News and World Report - Stipend from The George Washington University, DC. (1999)
  • School Choice Programs in Texas - Texas Department of Education and Texas A&M University System
    School Choice Programs in Texas. Grant study funded by the Partnership: Texas Department of Education and Texas A&M University System.

Professional Licenses & Certifications:

  • Public School Superintendent -
  • Director of Pupil Services -
  • Director of Special Services -
  • Director of Curriculum and Instruction -
  • Principalship, K-12 -

Presentations:

Selected Presentations

  • Lad, Kaetlyn (paper)
    AERA, Social Justice SIG
    Experiences of Undocumented Immigrants in US Public Schools: A Research Study
    (April 28, 2013)
  • Lad, Kaetlyn (paper)
    California Professors of Edcuational Leadership and Administration Conference
    A research study regarding the life experiences of undocumented immigrants in k-12 public schools
    (2012)
  • The Art of Teaching Qualitative Methodology to Doctoral Students within a Limited Time Framework. Lad, Kaetlyn (talk, speech or lecture)
    At the Fifth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry
    (May 2009)
  • Admissions to Administrative Preparation Programs: Will They Ever Get It?. Lad, Kaetlyn (paper)
    Hawaii International Conference for Scholars
    Description of the two studies of administrative preparation programs.
    (January 04, 2009)
  • Admissions to University-based Programs: Faculty of Assessment of Current Practices and Implications for Navigating the Future. Lad, Kaetlyn (paper)
    One Voice Conference for Educators, San Franscisco
    Presentation of two studies on criteria for entrance into administrative preparation programs.
    (July 05, 2008)
  • Admissions to administrative Preparation Programs: Will They Ever Get? It. Lad, Kaetlyn (paper)
    Hawaii International Conference for Scholars
    Description of the two studies of administrative preparation programs.
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  • Administrator Preparation Programs. Lad, Kaetlyn (talk, speech or lecture)
    UCEA and AERASIG, UCEA
    Admissions to Administrator Preparation Programs: Will They Ever Get It?
    (2005)
  • The Structure of Ed.D. and Ph.D. Programs in Educational Leadership and Administration. Ed.D. and Ph.D. Lad, Kaetlyn (paper, primary presenter)
    Program Designs in Educational Leadership and Administration. AERA
    (2005)
  • Administrator Preparation Programs. Lad, Kaetlyn (other-study)
    a replication of a study conducted by the Joint Taskforce on Educational Administration Preparation Programs of UCEA and AERASIG. AERA
    (2005)
  • Ed.D. and Ph.D. Program Designs. Lad, Kaetlyn (paper)
    The 58th Annual Summer Conference of the Nation Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA),Branson, Missouri.
    (August 2004)
  • A Preliminary Study of Ph.D. and Ed.D. Programs in Educational Leadership. Lad, Kaetlyn (paper)
    The 26th Annual International Conference: Colleges for the 21st Century, Louisville, Kentucky.
    (April 2003)
  • Panel Discussion Moderator. Lad, Kaetlyn (panel or forum chair, moderator, or leader)
    American Education Research Association AERA) National Conference, Seattle, Washington.
    Discussion of Current Topics by the Educational Leadership Chairs from Five of the Top Ten Educational Administration Programs in the Nation as Noted in US News and World Report, 2000
    (April 2001)
  • The Dissertation Process. Lad, Kaetlyn (invited)
    Midwest Conference for Educational Administration. Chicago, IL
    (October 1998)
  • Why Are There So Few Women High School Principals?. Lad, Kaetlyn (invited)
    niversity Counsel for Educational Administrators (UCEA), Orlando, Florida
    (October 1997)
  • Equity in the Curriculum. Lad, Kaetlyn (talk, speech or lecture)
    Midwest Conference for Educational Administrators, Chicago, IL.
    (October 1997)
  • Women In The High School Principal. Lad, Kaetlyn (invited)
    National Conference for Professors of Educational (NCPEA) Administration. Vail, Colorado
    (August 1997)

Presentation

  • Experiences of Undocumented Immigrants in US Public Schools. Lad, Kaetlyn (paper)
    AERA
    Article Presentation
    (April 28, 2013)

Publications:

  • Lad, Kaetlyn and Braganza, Desiree. January 2013. Increasing Knowledge Related to the Experiences of Undocumented Immigrants in Public Schools, Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, vol. 24, January 2013, issue ISSN 1064-4474, pg.1-15
  • Lad, Kaetlyn, Browne-Ferrigno, T, Shoho, A and Gulek, J. 2007. Admission to University-based programs: Will professors ever implement recommendations for careful selection of future school leaders?, National Council for Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA) Yearbook
  • Lad, Kaetlyn, Gulek, J. and Graham, E. "Ed.D. and Ph.D. program designs in educational leadership and administration." The National Council for Professor of Educational Administration Yearbook., 2005
  • Lad, Kaetlyn and Graham, E. "educational leadership. Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development,." 15 (2003): 15-137
  • Lad, Kaetlyn and Connell, J.S. "A study of three co-principalships." Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development 15 (2003): 25-52
  • Lad, Kaetlyn. "A Report on Classroom Teacher Perspectives for Improving Educator Preparation Programs in The Texas A&M University System." Proceeding of the 1998 Texas Teachers Forum (1999)
  • Lad, Kaetlyn. "Examination of Current Range of Program Options and School Choice Options Available to Public School Parents in Texas School Districts With School Enrollment of 750." Summary of Studies Conducted Through The Commissioner's Educational Research Initiative (1998)
  • Lad, Kaetlyn. ""Why Are There So Few Women High School Principals?"." omen as School Executives: Realizing the Vision. Texas Council of Women School Executives, 1998
  • Lad, Kaetlyn. "Therapist Perceptions of Ethnicity in Family Therapy: A Qualitative Inquiry.." The Journal of Marital and Family Therapy 27.3: 363-373
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