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Dr. Susan Korach, EdD, is an Assistant Professor and the Program Coordinator for the Educational Leadership Programs at the Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver (DU) in the Educational Research, Practice and Policy Domain. She co-designed and serves as the director of a district/university partnership principal preparation program that received a United States Department of Education School Leadership Program grant in 2008. She also teaches courses in leadership, organizational development, curriculum and instruction, supervision, and multicultural issues to Licensure, Masters and PhD students.
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. She is an active participant with the UCEA/LTEL Taskforce on Evaluating Leadership Preparation Programs and a Research Associate with The National Center for the Evaluation of Educational Leadership Preparation and Practice. She also serves on an Advisory Committee for the Utah Education Policy Center. Her research focus is on leadership preparation, learning transfer, university/district partnerships and institutional change.
Prior to her work at the University of Denver she spent five years working as an educational consultant providing and/or facilitating leadership development and training, mission development, goal setting, program evaluation, data analysis and accountability systems for charter schools. In addition to university and consulting work, Susan has served as a practitioner in public schools as an English teacher, Assistant Principal, and charter school Education Director. She received both her Ed.D. in Administration and Supervision (1998) and her Master of Education degree in Administration and Supervision (1990) from University of Houston in Houston, Texas. She possesses a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary and Special Education from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas (1984).