Karen Rowe, Ph.D

Advisor

Karen Rowe, Ph.D., was in secondary education as a teacher, curriculum specialist, high school principal and assistant superintendent for 36 years. Six years ago she developed a masters level teacher education program at Colorado State University—Masters of Educational Leadership, Renewal and Change which has strands of social justice and equity throughout. She is the lead teacher for the program. She supervised student teachers and principal interns as well. She is deeply involved in the National Network for Educational Renewal with Dr. John Goodlad and the Colorado Partnership. She has presented at many national conferences related to both K-12 education and university education on topics of change, curriculum design, action research, creating and sustaining professional development schools, school design and high school delivery systems. She has published three articles in the National Network for Educational Renewal. (2011, 2012 and 2013) She is committed to preparing secondary teachers who understand the skills our students need in the 21st Century in order to maintain our democracy. The professional development school model provides our students a clinical site to practice their new skills –theory to practice.