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Estelle Kamler

Estelle Kamler

Professor of Educational Leadership and Administration

B.A., M.A., Queens College, City University of New YorkEd.D., Hofstra University

Description

Dr. Estelle Kamler is a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Administration at LIU Post. A former school superintendent who previously served as an assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, a director for special educational services and an elementary principal, Dr. Kamler provides students with opportunities to experience many real-life administrative tasks and leadership events to build efficacy. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, she coordinates a mentoring program to encourage aspirants, predominantly women and people of color, to seek the superintendency. Dr. Kamler also directed a legislative grant that funded a university/school partnership to design and implement instructional strategies to support high school English language learners in developing content literacy in the academic subject areas. Dr. Kamler’s research emanates from her work in the classroom as well as her service to “in the field” endeavors with a focus on leadership development, mentoring and the superintendency. Her recent publications include: “The Aspiring Superintendents’ Study Group: Investigating a Mentoring Network for School Leaders” in Mentoring & Tutoring; “Decade of Difference (1995-2005): An Examination of the Superintendent Search Consultants’ Process on Long Island” in Educational Administration Quarterly; and “Realities of a School/University Partnership: Focus on Leadership,” which she co-authored, in the Journal of School Leadership.

Specialties

Leadership, Mentoring, the Superintendency

Publications

  • Co-author, “Realities of a School/University Partnership: Focus on Leadership” published in the Journal of School Leadership.
  • Author, “Decade of Difference (1995-2005): An Examination of the Superintendent Search Consultants’ Process on Long Island” published in Educational Administration Quarterly
  • Author, “Make Me a Match” published in the American School Board Journal
  • Author, “Colliding Upward: Approaching Equity in the Superintendency” published in “Collide: Styles Structures and Ideas in Disciplinary Writing”
  • Author, “The Study Group: A collaborative Mentoring Network for Aspiring Superintendents” published in Mentoring & Tutoring
  • Co-author, “Mentoring Academic Women: Struggles for Advancement and Strategies for Change” published in Research and Practice in Social Sciences
  • Author, “The Consultancy Protocol: Future Leaders Engage in Collaborative Inquiry” published in the Journal of Leadership Education
  • Author, “Facilitating E-communities for Leaders” published in The School Administrator
  • Co-author, “The LISTSERV: A Mentoring Network for Aspiring Administrators” published in the Long Island Education Review
  • Author, “Words to Lead By” published in the Journal of Scholarship and Practice
  • Co-author, “The Role of Search Consultants in the Career Paths of Women Superintendents” published in “Sacred Dreams: Women and the Superintendency“

Affiliations

  • Former Board Member, WBAI
  • Member, American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • Member, American Educational Research Association Special Interest Groups (AERA SIGs): Mentorship & Mentoring Practices; Research on the Superintendency; Research on Women in Education; and Teaching in Educational Administration
  • Member, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
  • Member, American Association of School Administrators (AASA)
  • Member, Phi Delta Kappa (PDK)
  • Member, New York State Council of School Superintendents (NYCOSS)

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