Dr. Stella C. Batagiannis is an Associate Professor in the Educational Leadership Program of the IPFW College of Education and Public Policy. Her background includes twenty years of leadership experience at the K-12 level, including as superintendent, assistant superintendent, principal, and assistant principal. Much of her experience is in urban school districts.
Her primary teaching responsibilities include the courses: Introduction to Educational Leadership, Public School Personnel Management, The Principalship K-12, School-Community Relations, the Practicum in School Administration and Portfolio, and other courses required for principal licensure. Her research interests are in qualitative research focused on: courage in leadership, the dispositions of leadership, action research, and school reform.
Dr. Batagiannis is co-editor of scholarlypartnershipsedu, a journal published through the School of Education Center for Excellence. She is also on the editorial board of Mid-Western Educational Research Association. She was selected to serve on the advisory board of the IPFW Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (2008-2011). Dr. Batagiannis serves on numerous department and campus committees, including Faculty Senate and the Academic Advising Council, as well as several regional/national offices.
Her publications include:
* Batagiannis, S. C. A lesson in courage. In Arnoff, K. (Ed.). (2007), So to teach (pp. 96-99). Indianapolis, IN: Kappa Delta Pi. Foreword by Nel Noddings.
* Batagiannis, S. C.(Accepted).Promise and Possibility for Aspiring Principals: An Emerging Leadership Identity through Learning to Do Action Research. The Qualitative Report.
* Batagiannis, S. C. (2009). The quest for instantaneous perfection and the demand for “push-button” administration. The Educational Forum, 73(1), 33-43.
* Batagiannis, S. C. (2007). Leadership guided by courage: A challenge to instantaneous
perfection. Journal of Educational Thought, 41(2), 145-164.
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