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Email Newsletter October 2022

Dear Educational Change SIG Members,

Additionally, as true each month (thank you Dr. Alex Lamb), we have a new Lead the Change, and a new event! 

first, this month’s lead the change is with dr. davíd g. martínez, from the department of educational leadership and policies at the college of education of the university of south carolina. he speaks to issues of school financing, justice, and change. enjoy! 

Second, a SIG sponsored event on Research Practice Partnerships 

friday, november 4th 3pm est

Join AERA's Educational Change SIG for an exciting webinar featuring top education experts engaged in Research Practice Partnerships. 

interested in long-term, mutually beneficial collaborations that promote the production and use of research that span the academy, school districts, governmental institutions, private organizations, and more?

Engage with -

  • Caitlin Christine Farrell - Associate Research Professor UColorado-Boulder, Director of the National Center of Research in Policy and Practice
  • Rosa Ramirez Richter - Director of Partnerships and Engagement at the UChicago Consortium on School Research
  • Elizabeth A Zumpe - Assistant Professor UMass Lowell, key member of a seven-year RPP with a high-poverty California school district, funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • Wiliam Penuel - Distinguished Professor UColorado Boulder, Director National Center for Research in Policy and Practice 

to discuss -

  • approaches for reach-out and initiating conversations with partners.
  • developing a joint research agenda.
  • maintaining communication through partnerships.
  • factors to consider when implementing research evidence
  • how to assess effectiveness of rpps.

This is sure to be an informative and impactful event for scholars who are beginning to dip their toes into RPP work!

rsvp for link:


university of virginia

 Open rank professor (general faculty; teaching track) at the University of Virginia to lead online instruction for our Ed.D. research sequence and provide capstone mentorship. More details can be found here:

review of candidates will begin in late october/early november.

University of Delaware

as the attached position description details (see attached), the university of delaware’s school of education is hiring for two positions at: (a) one open-rank, tenure-track/tenured position specializing in p-12 educational leadership, and (b) one open-rank, tenure-track/tenured position specializing in higher education leadership. we are especially interested in candidates who focus their scholarship in one or more of the following areas: (a) equity-centered leadership; (b) the practice of educational leaders, such as principals or university administrators; (c) the preparation of educational leaders; (d) educational leader professional learning; (e) improving educational organizations; or (f) higher education student affairs or administration. we’d also prefer candidates with interest in working closely with practicing educators and educational agencies and in bridging research and practice through research partnerships, community outreach, and translation of research for practice. to apply, candidates can visit this link ( to then submit (a) an up-to-date cv; (b) a 2-3 page cover letter that describes the candidate’s ability to meet the qualifications and responsibilities described above, which, at minimum, should include their research program, potential for external funding, and evidence of excellence in teaching and advising in professional graduate programs; (c) a 1-2 page statement describing how their prior, current, and/or potential contributions might serve to advance the school of education and ud’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and (d) contact information for at least three references. candidates advancing in the search will be asked to submit three letters of reference later. applications received by october 31, 2022 will receive first consideration.

Int’l Ed News 

Every month, Int’l Ed News (@intl_ed_news) publishes our Lead the Change Interviews.  This month, their site features an interview with the founder of Fount for Nations, Patience Mkandawire.

Thank you to our Partners

Educational Research for Policy and Practice
International Education News
International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement
Journal of Educational Change
Journal of Professional Capital and Community
National Principals Leadership Institute
School Leadership & Management

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Warmest Regards,

Jennie Weiner, Chair
Olga Fellus, Program Chair
Corinne Brion, Secretary/Treasurer
Alex Lamb, Lead the Change Editor
Cynthia Wise, Social Media Coordinator
Taylor Strickland, Social Media Coordinator