Molly Moorhead

Molly Moorhead

Clinical Faculty

Area: School Leadership
Office: McGuffey 306M
513-529-6640
moorhemh@miamioh.edu

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

Curriculum Vitae

Bio

Mary Helen (Molly) Moorhead (Ed.D. Miami University) is a Clinical Faculty member teaching school leadership courses. Her past research included studying student groups in a large multi-cultural public school setting. She is a practitioner who began her educational career as a music teacher. Dr. Moorhead has been a school principal in two Ohio public school districts and has spoken at national conferences. Her goal is to motivate students to become effective, knowledgeable, passionate, caring, and zealous school leaders. She is from a family of public school educators, and at one time, she and all three of her siblings were public school principals.

Profile

Key Professional Appointments

Clinical Faculty
Department of Educational Leadership
Miami University, Oxford, OH
2014-Present

Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Educational Leadership
Miami University, Oxford, OH
2013-2014

Principal, Loveland High School
Loveland City Schools, Loveland, OH
2005-2012

Adjunct Professor in Teacher Leadership
Department of Educational Leadership
Miami University, Oxford, OH
2000-2008

Principal
Princeton Community Middle School
Princeton City Schools, Cincinnati, OH
2001-2005

Assistant Principal
Princeton High School
Princeton City Schools, Cincinnati, OH
1996-2001

Music Teacher (4-12, Instrumental and Vocal)
Princeton City Schools, Cincinnati, OH
1990-1996

Current Title

Clinical Faculty
Department of Educational Leadership
Miami University, Oxford, OH

Education

Doctor of Education
Miami University, Oxford, OH
2001

Master of Education
Miami University, Oxford, OH
1997

Bachelor of Music Education
Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY
1973

Certification (State of Ohio)
Superintendent
Principal (K-12)
Permanent Music (K-12)

Awards and Honors

2003 University Council for Educational Administration Excellence in Educational Leadership

2003 State of Ohio Fine Arts Principal of the Year

2001 PROS (Princeton Recognizes Outstanding Service) Award

1999 Council of Exceptional Children Principal of Year Award

Research & Service

Publications/Presentations

Publications

Moorhead, M.H. (2009, May). “Keeping it in the family,” an interview for Principal Leadership, p.68.

Moorhead, M.H. (2009, Oct.). “Not eligible to play,” Principal Leadership, p. 30-34.

Moorhead, M.H. (2004, May). “The evolvement of my educational leadership,” Principal Leadership, p. 28-31

Moorhead, M.H., (year). “Some people call us freaks: A study at a suburban high school” in R. Hofmann Qualitative Research Readings

Presentations

Mecoli, K., Miller, D., Moorhead, M.H., & Dorsch, N. (2014, Jan.). Preparing school leaders through partnerships of practice, Ohio Deans Compact on Exceptional Children Conference, Dublin, OH.

Moorhead, M.H. (2008, Feb.). The Principal as Educational Leader: Leading the Charge with Courage, Credibility, and Confidence, Address at the 2008 National Association of Secondary Schools National Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Moorhead, M.H. (2007, Feb.) The Evolvement of My Educational Leadership, National Association of Secondary Schools National Conference , Las Vegas, NE

Moorhead, M.H. (2005, Nov.). The Evolvement of My Education Leadership, National Middle Schools Conference, Philadelphia, PA

Moorhead. M.H. (2004, Nov.) The Evolvement of My Educational Leadership, Ohio Middle Schools Conference, Columbus, OH

Service

2016 Dean’s Evaluation of Administrators Committee

2015 EHS Community Place Based Interdisciplinary Program Committee

2015 EDL Principles Subcommittee

2013 Member of EDL committee to work on Ed.D. program

2013 Member of EDL committee to work on the creation of key assessments for Superintendent program revision

2008-2009 Member of Publications Council for National Association of Secondary School Principals

2004-2006 Reader for University Council for Educational Administration Journal of Cases

Teaching

EDL 318 Teacher Leadership and School Organization.
This course is designed to challenge and shape students' conceptions of educational organizations and cultures; their professional development as teachers and/or educational staff members; as well as the acts of teaching, curriculum development, teaming and leadership. The course encourages the development of personal and professional theoretical frameworks and practical tools for enhancing awareness of and action in educational roles as decision-maker, curriculum-creator, inquirer, community member/builder, democratic citizen, team member, teacher and leade

EDL 601 Introduction to Leadership and EDL 603, Teacher Leadership
This course discusses authentic improvement of learning and instruction in schools with aspiring school leaders. The course seeks to model improvement practices as they might be implemented in K-12 schools. As practicing education professionals, all members of the group are encouraged to behave as reflective practitioners, to question assumptions thoughtfully, to regard conclusions as tentative, and to stretch intellectually beyond conventional standards. As educators, we aspire to “practice what we preach,” to assume the responsibilities of lifelong learners in a professional endeavor, and to behave as we wish our students to behave.

EDL 609, Policy and Politics
Decisions about educational policy and practice are influenced by politics. Elected officials and school leaders who make instructional, management, governance, and funding decisions are both constrained and enabled by local, state, and national politics. This course introduces students to the study of the politics of education and examines educational politics at the federal and state levels while focusing on the district level as the unit of analysis particularly relevant to aspiring school leaders.

EDL 645, Professional Development and Improving Instruction
This course is designed to help educators develop the knowledge and skills to create more effective instructional supervision and professional development programs in school settings. The course seeks to model professional development practices as they might be implemented in K-12 schools. As practicing education professionals, all members of the group are encouraged to behave as reflective practitioners, to question assumptions thoughtfully, to consider conclusions to be tentative, and to stretch intellectually beyond conventional standards. As educators, we aspire to “practice what we preach,” to assume the responsibilities of lifelong learners in a professional endeavor, and to behave as we would like our students to behave.

EDL 721, Pupil Personnel Services,
This course is designed to engage students in the analysis and evaluation of student services programs, examining current issues in their legal and ethical context.
Students will examine student services from the perspective of students, parents, teachers, and administrators and discuss legal issues at the federal and state levels.

EDL 725, Staff Personnel Administration
This course is designed to assist students in acquiring knowledge and skills in implementing the school personnel sequence, with emphasis on recruitment, retention and relationships.

EDL 721 and 630B Internships

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