Kathy Mecoli

Kathy Mecoli

Clinical Faculty

Area: Educational Administration
Office: McGuffey 300C
513-529-0166
mecolik@MiamiOH.edu

Degrees: Ph.D., Miami University
M.A., Truman University
B.Ed., Miami University

Curriculum Vitae

Bio

Kathy Mecoli (Ph.D. Miami University) has been instrumental in the department’s development of field-based school leadership programs that are responsive to both students and the school districts in which they work. In addition to mentoring school leadership interns at the VOALC, she coordinates school leadership M.Ed. programs with Dublin City Schools and with the Mercer County ESC. These collaborative efforts have resulted in sustained, socially just practices that strengthen relationships, deepen understanding of complex issues, and build communities committed to transformative education. Kathy has experience as a central office administrator and school principal in both public and private schools.

Profile

Key Professional Appointments

Clinical Professor
Miami University
Educational Leadership Department
2011- present

Visiting Professor
Miami University
Educational Leadership Department
2008-2011

Director
Student Services
Mad River Local Schools
2002-2008

Principal
The Miami Valley School
1998-2002

Principal
Virginia Stevenson Elementary
K-4, Mad River Local Schools
1994-1998

Teaching Associate
Miami University
Sociocultural Studies in Education
1993-1994

Instructor
University of Dayton
Music and Art in the Elementary School
Summers 1993-1996

Current Title

Clinical Professor
School Leadership
Educational Leadership Department
Miami University, Oxford, OH

Education

Ph.D. in Educational Leadership
Concentration in Curriculum
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

Master of Arts in Aesthetic Education
Truman University
Kirksville, Missouri

Master of Education in Counseling
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

Bachelor of Music
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

Awards and Honors

Permanent Certificates
Music, K-12
Humanities, 7-12
History, 7-12

Five-Year License
Superintendent
Guidance Counselor

Ohio Teacher Evaluator

Ohio Principal Evaluator

Ohio Resident Educator Mentor

Research

Publications/Presentations

Preparing Educational Leaders in Partnerships of Practice, Presentation, Ohio Dean’s Compact for Exceptional Children Conference, Dublin, Ohio; 2014

A Field Trip Outside the Ivory Tower: The Redesign and Delivery of an Innovative Educational Leadership Program; Panel Discussion, UCEA Annual Convention; Pittsburg PA; 2011

Response to Intervention: Implementing a Successful Comprehensive Program; Presentation; Ohio School Board Association Annual Conference; Columbus, OH; 2008

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