The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies would like to introduce you to Shaunna Foster. Shaunna is an instructional coach who has served Green Magnet Academy and Chilhowee Intermediate School. Shaunna was previously a teacher at Belle Morris Elementary School for several years after a professional job in the private sector. She has a bachelor’s degree in business management from Austin Peay State University as well as master’s degree in curriculum and instruction and an Education Specialist degree in educational administration and supervision from Lincoln Memorial University.
Shaunna is one of 15 fellows chosen for the 2017-18 Center for Educational Leadership’s Leadership Academy based in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. During this full-time, intensive 15-month fellowship program, Shaunna will spend four days a week at a school with an experienced mentor principal and a fifth day in coursework and seminars with professors and expert practitioner partners learning the research and theory behind great school leadership. Next, all the fellows will lead an action research capstone project that integrates their learning across the many curricular areas of the academy, and complete an electronic portfolio documenting proficiency in school leadership. Upon successful completion of the program, Shaunna will be awarded a master’s or educational specialist degree and will be eligible to earn a license to be a school principal in Tennessee.
Congratulations Shaunna for being selected as one of the 2017-18 Leadership Academy Fellows!