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For more information, please contact our Program Director:

Dr. Margaret Jones-Carey
B40 Plassmann Hall
(716) 375-4026
Email: mjonesca@sbu.edu

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Phone: (716) 375-2021

SCHOOL BUILDING LEADER CERTIFICATE

The SBL Advanced Certificate program is designed for elementary and secondary teachers and school counselors seeking to become school principals. This offering is 24 hours in length, and includes coursework in curriculum development, school finance and law, supervision, leadership and school-community relations. Six (6) hours of equivalent coursework may be accepted for transfer with the approval of the program director.

The SBL program is offered via a unique "hybrid" format. Each class meets 3 times (on Saturdays) per semester, with the rest of the course work completed online. The setting for these Saturday sessions alternates, by semester, between the University’s Olean and Hamburg locations. The SBL program offers fall starts and can be finished up in four semesters with no summer classes.  With program director approval, a spring semester start in the program may be possible.

The SBL program meets NY course requirements for SBL certification.

With six additional credits, SBL students can receive the MSED in Educational Leadership.

SBL program requirements

Admission to the SBL programs requires:

  • Master’s degree in education or a certification-related area, with a 3.0 or better GPA
  • Teacher or school counselor certification
  • Three years of K-12 school experience
  • References (two, at least one from a supervising principal or superintendent)
  • Interview & writing sample

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Program Brochure

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Kenneson, Paula

TITLES/RESPONSIBILITIES Adjunct Instructor
Faculty Director, To BE Program (international initiative in Brazil)
Student Teaching Supervisor 
ACADEMIC SCHOOL School of Education
ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT Educational Leadership
CONTACT INFORMATION To BE Program: (716) 375-2177
Email: pkenneso@sbu.edu
OFFICE LOCATION
COURSES TAUGHT
ACADEMIC DEGREES
  • Doctor of Education (Ed.D) in Educational Leadership, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Sept. 1999. 
  • Master's in Educational Administration and Supervision, St. Bonaventure University, May 1979.
  • Bachelor's in Elementary Education, minors in Spanish and Latin, St. Bonaventure University, May 1975. 
OTHER EDUCATION
PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
  • Faculty Director, To BE Program; Adjunct Professor, Educational Leadership Program; Student Teaching Supervisor, St. Bonaventure University, August 2015 - present
  • Program Director for Adolescence Education, Student Teaching Supervisor, St. Bonaventure University, August 2008 - 2015
  • Student Teaching Supervisor, State University of New York at Fredonia, Fredonia, N.Y., 2007 - present
  • Student Teaching Supervisor, St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia, Pa., spring 2013
  • Supervisor for Instruction, LoGuidice Educational Center, Erie 2 Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES, Fredonia, N.Y., August 1999 - 2006
  • Supervisor for Instruction, Hewes Educational Center, Erie 2 Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES, Ashville, N.Y.; Coordinator for Alternative Education, CHOICE Alternative School, Jamestown, N.Y., September 1997 - August 1999
  • Elementary Principal, Gowanda Elementary School, Gowanda, N.Y., August 1995 - June 1997
  • Assistand Middle School Principal/Coordinator for Alternative Education, Salamanca City Central School, Salamanca, N.Y., August 1991 - August 1995
  • Program Supervisor for New Direction Alternative Education Program, Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES, Salamanca, N.Y., 1989 - 1991
  • Elementary Teacher (grades 4-6), Remedial Reading Teacher, Little Valley Central School, Little Valley, N.Y., 1975 - 1989
ACCOMPLISHMENTS PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS
  • Kenneson, Paula. (2014). Assessment and the edTPA. edTPA conference. SUNY Geneseo
  • Kenneson, P., McAndrew, J. and Fuller, J. (2011). Pre-service teacher candidates and the challenge of teaching and learning standards. Science Teachers Association Conference, Rochester, NY.
  • Hamels, J. and Kenneson, P. (2008) All students can learn: Opportunity vs. reality and how to make it  happen. Jamestown Community College.

HONORS & AWARDS
  • March 24, 2013 Guest Speaker at Kappa Delta Pi  Initiation Ceremony and Initiation into KDP as a professional educator
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
  • 2013 Kappa Delta Pi ( KDP) International Honor Society in Education 
RESEARCH
  • 2013 Zhang, X. and Kenneson, P. Connect classroom learning with real world applications. Vision and Change Abstract Submission. https://www.cvent.com
  • 2012 Keenan Research Grant. Co-teaching activity with Dr. Xiaoning Zhang. Aligning biology lab planning, instructional design and common core college readiness writing standards to increase student learning
TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS/PROJECTS
PERSONAL INTERESTS/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
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