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For more information regarding certification in school administration, please contact:

Dr. Nancy Casey
Plassmann B18
St. Bonaventure University
St. Bonaventure, NY 14778
(716) 375-2394
Email: ncasey@sbu.edu

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Phone: (716) 375-2021

SCHOOL DISTRICT LEADER CERTIFICATE

The SDL Advanced Certificate program is designed for candidates seeking to become administrators at the district level (superintendents). This 12-hour program includes coursework in negotiations, superintendency, and central office leadership. NY SDL certification requires these 12 hours and 60 total graduate credits.

The SDL certificate program is also offered in a hybrid format, with some class sessions and some online work. SDL classes meet three times each semester on Saturdays, alternating by semester between the SBU Buffalo Center and the main campus in Olean.

With the permission of the program director, up to three (3) credit hours may be transferred into this program. 

SDL program requirements

Admission to the program requires:

  • Master’s degree in education or a certification-related area, with a 3.0 GPA or better
  • Teacher or school counselor certification, SBL certification recommended
  • Three years of K-12 school experience

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Kenneson, Paula

TITLES/RESPONSIBILITIES Faculty Director, To BE Program (international initiative in Brazil)
Adjunct Instructor, Educational Leadership
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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