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Stacy Szczesiul

Stacy Szczesiul
Dr. Stacy Agee SzczesiulAssociate Professor, Graduate Coordinator for Doctoral Programs
  • CollegeCollege of Education
  • DepartmentSchool of Education
  • Phone(978) 934-4000
  • OfficeO'Leary Library - 523
  • EmailStacy_Szczesiul@uml.edu

Research Interests

The role of internal and external accountability systems in school improvement; teachers' occupational expectations in a changing policy context

Education

  • EDD: Education Policy, Leadership, and Instructional Practice, (2009), Harvard University Graduate School of Education
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Dissertation: Professional Discretion and Instructional Mandates: A Qualitative Study of How Second-Stage Teachers Experience Autonomy in Contexts of High Stakes Accountability
  • Other: Special Education, (1994), University of South Carolina - Columbia, SC
  • BA: Political Science, (1991), University of South Carolina - Columbia, SC

Selected Publications

  • Szczesiul, S.A., Charner-Laird, M., Kirkpatrick, C.L., Watson, D., Gordon, P. (2016) "From Collegial Support to Critical Dialogue: Including New Teachers’ Voices in Collaborative Work.," Professional Educator 40:2 pp. 1 - 17
  • Szczesiul, S.A., Nehring, J., Carey, T. (2015) "Academic Task Demand in the 21st-Century, High-Stakes-Accountability School: Mapping the Journey From Poor [to Fair to Good to Great] to Excellent?," Leadership and Policy in Schools 14:4 pp. 460-489
  • Szczesiul, S.A. (2014) "The [Un]spoken Challenges of Administrator Collaboration: An Exploration of One District Leadership Team’s use of Protocols to Promote Reflection and Shared Theories of Action," Journal of Educational Change 15:4 pp. 411
  • Szczesiul, S.A., Huizenga, J. (2014) "The Burden of Leadership: Exploring the Principal’s Role in Teacher Collaboration," Improving Schools 17:2 pp. 176
  • Szczesiul, S.A., Muscott, H.S., Pomerleau, T. (2009) "Large-scale Implementation of Program-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports in Early Childhood Education Programs in New Hampshire," NHSA DIALOG 12:2 pp. 148-169
  • Szczesiul, S.A., Moore Johnson, S., Donaldson, M., Kirkpatrick, C., Marinell, W., Steele, J. (2008) "Angling for Access, Bartering for Change: How Second-stage Teachers Experience Differentiated Roles in Schools," The Teachers College Record 110:5 pp. 1088-1114
  • Szczesiul, S.A., Muscott, H.S., Berk, B., Staub, K., Hoover, J., Perry-Chisholm, P. (2008) "Creating Home-School Partnerships by Engaging Families in Schoolwide Positive Behavior Supports," Teaching Exceptional Children 40:6 pp. 6-14
  • Szczesiul, S.A., Watson, D., Charner-Laird, M., Kirkpatrick, C.L., Gordon, P.J. (2006) "Effective Teaching/Effective Urban Teaching Grappling with Definitions, Grappling with Difference," Journal of teacher education 57:4 pp. 395-409

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Redefining School Performance: Disseminating Principles and Practices for 21st Century Learning (2012), Grant - UMass-Lowell
    Szczesiul, S. (Co-Principal), Nehring, J. (Principal)
  • Task Agreement 10: Cooperative Agreement H1780070004 between the National Park Service, Lowell National Historical Park and UML GSE, and Tsongas Industrial History Center (2011), Grant -
    Szczesiul, S. (Principal)
  • Task Agreement 10: Cooperative Agreement H1780070004 between the National Park Service, Lowell National Historical Park and UML GSE, and Tsongas Industrial History Center (2010), Grant -
    Szczesiul, S. (Principal)
  • Second-Stage Teachers (2008), Grant - Spencer Foundation Award
    Szczesiul, S.
  • Dean's Summer Fellowship Grant (2007), Grant - Harvard University Graduate School of Education
    Szczesiul, S.
  • Dean's Diversity Innovation Fund (2004), Grant - Harvard University Graduate School of Education
    Szczesiul, S.
  • Spencer Research Training Grant (2003), Grant - Harvard University Graduate School of Education
    Szczesiul, S.