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Ardella J Dailey Faculty Profile

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Ardella  J  Dailey

Assistant Professor

Department of Educational Leadership

Ardella Dailey is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership (DEL) in the College of Educations and Allied Studies (CEAS). She received her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership in 2011 from the Joint Doctoral Program at University of California Berkeley, California State University East Bay, California State University San Francisco and California State University San Jose. She entered the position of Assistant Professor with an extensive breadth and depth of direct experience as an education leader with more than 25 years in K-12 public school districts serving in roles as a teacher, principal, and district administrator. She retired as Superintendent of Alameda Unified School District in 2009.  In November 2016 she was elected to serve a four-year term as member of the Board of Education for the Alameda Unified School District. She founded the Lifescaping Project with Rolla E. Lewis, Greg Jennings, and Peg Winkelman (http://www.taosinstitute.net/lifescaping-practices-in-schools).

  • Ed.D University of California, Berkeley and California State University East Bay
  • M.A. California State University, San Francisco
  • B.A. City University of New York
Fall Quarter 2017
Course #SecCourse TitleDaysFromToLocationCampusTextbook Info
EDLD 681702Assess, Mentor, Supp PracticumSA1:00PM3:00PMAE-0143Hayward Campus View Books
EDLD 683102Assess Coach Supp Prac ISA1:00PM3:00PMAE-0142Hayward Campus View Books
EDLD 687502Pol Soc Contxt EdSA9:00AM1:00PMAE-0142Hayward Campus View Books

Reflective Practice on Leadership Committed to Social Justice: Counter Story of an African American Superintendent (2015) The Journal of Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development. 

Dissertation Journeys of Scholar-Practitioners in an Educational Leadership for Social Justice Program for Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education 2015-2016.

Dissertation 2011

An Autoethnography of a First–Time School District Superintendent: Complicated by Race, Gender, and Persistent Fiscal Stress, University of California, Berkeley and California State University East Bay.

 

2016

Hawaii International Conference on Education (HICE) paper presentation, Performance Expectations: Calibrating the Assessment of Emerging School Administrators in an Educational Leadership for Social Justice Program with Dr. Margaret Harris. January 3, 2016, Honolulu, Hi.

Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate Convening Presentation, “Getting Explicit About Social Justice: Operationalizing an Elusive Construct in Neoliberal Times”, Katie Strom, Bradley Porfilio, Ardella Dailey and Kathryn Hayes, June 2016, Portland, Oregon.

Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate Presentation, “Defining and Operationalizing ‘Social Justice’ in Ed D Programs.” Katie Strom, Bradley Porfilio, Ardella Dailey and Kathryn Hayes, June 2016, Portland, Oregon.

Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) The Superintendency; Understanding Yourself and Others”, at the ACS Superintendent Academy, October, 2016, Burlingame, Ca,

Association of California School Administrators (ACSA), “Making Political Change” at the ACSA Superintendent Academy, November, 2016, Burlingame, Ca.

University Council for Educational Administration Conference, paper presentation, Social Justice Advocacy: Are Administrator Candidates Prepared to Lead? with Bobbie Plough, November 2016 Detroit, Michigan.

Hawaii International Conference on Education (HICE) paper presentation, Performance Expectations: Calibrating the Assessment of Emerging School Administrators in an Educational Leadership for Social Justice Program with Dr. Margaret Harris. January 3, 2016, Honolulu, Hi. 

2015

Social Justice in Education Conference at Buffalo State University, paper presentation, Our Journey in the Educational Leadership for Social Justice Program with Ardella Dailey,  Peg Winkelman, Bobbie Plough, Brad Porfilio, and Margaret Harris. March 2015, Buffalo, New York.

California Association of African American Superintendents and Administrators (CAAASA), Panel member on Retired Superintendents Speak, August 2015, Vallejo, Ca.

Association of California School Administrators (ACSA), “The Superintendency; Understanding Yourself and Others”, at the ACS Superintendent Academy, September 2015, Burlingame, Ca.

California Association of Professors of Education Administration (CAPEA), Calibrating Assessment of the CAPEs in an Educational Leadership for Social Justice Program with Ardella Dailey, Peg Winkelman, Bobbie Plough, Dan Plough, and Margaret Harris. October 2015, Point Loma Nazarene University. Ca.

Hawaii International Conference on Education (HICE) paper presentation Living Double Consciousness as an African American Educational Leader”, January 2015, Honolulu, Hi.

Hawaii International Conference on Education (HICE) served as Chair of session on “Educational Administration”, January 2015, Honolulu, Hi.

Hawaii International Conference on Education (HICE) paper presentation Disrupting Silence: The Journey of Two African American Women in Educational Leadership” with Dr. Margaret Harris, January 2015, Honolulu, Hi.

2014

Hawaii International Conference on Education (HICE) paper presentation Double Consciousness and Double Whammy: Counter Story of African American Women in Leadership Roles in Education”, January 2014, Honolulu, Hi.

Association of California School Administrators (ACSA), “Making Change in a Political Setting” at the ACS Superintendent Academy, February 2014, Burlingame, Ca.

California Association of African American Superintendents and Administrators (CAAASA),  “Finding a Mentor/ Critical Friend” at conference in March 2014, Sacramento, Ca.

“Leadership Institute: Leading on the Edge: Connecting Research to Our Practice.” Presented by the CSU Eastbay Department of Educational Leadership and the Center for Research, Equity and Collaborative Engagement.  Served as Discussant for two student collaborative presentations.  May 2014, Union City, Ca.

National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA), “Let’s Open the Dialogue: The Challenge of Double Consciousness”, August 2014.

Association of California School Administrators (ACSA), “The Superintendency; Understanding Yourself and Others”, at the ACS Superintendent Academy, October 2014.

Association of California School Administrators (ACSA), “Communication and Team Building” at the ACSA Classified Educators Academy, October 2014.

University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) paper presentation, “Things Not Said: The Autoethnobiographic Narratives of Two African American Women in Leadership Positions in K-12 and Higher Education”, with Dr. Margaret Harris, November 2014, Washington, D.C.

University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA), served as Chair of session,  “Frameworks and Intervention to Improve Student Achievement”, November 2014, Washington, D.C.

2013

Association of California School Administrators,(ACSA), “The Superintendency; Understanding Yourself and Others”, at the ACS Superintendent Academy, September 2013, Burlingame, Ca.

California Association of Professors of Educational Administration (CAPEA) Opening Speaker at Conference, Mandela’s 8 lessons of Leadership, October 2013, Oakland, Ca.

American Education Research Association (AERA) Round Table presentation, Counter Story of an African American Superintendent at the 2013 AERA Annual Meeting in April 2013, San Francisco, Ca.

Public Education Service Award, Alameda County Board of Education (2008)

Certificate of Recognition: Summit for Courageous Conversations for “Extraordinary passion, practice, persistence for leading courageous conversation and working to achieve racial justice and educational equity” (2007)

Phi Delta Kappa Award, California State University Hayward, Outstanding Administrator (2006)

Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) – Region VI, 2004-2005 Administrator of the Year

Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) – Region VI, 1999-2000 Outstanding Administrator 

Administrative Services Credential Descriptions of Practice (DOP) Revision Work Group for the California Teacher Credentialing Commission (2014-2015)

City of Alameda Social Services Human Relations Board member, (2008-2011)

Alameda Youth Collaborative member, (2005-2011)

The Academy of Alameda, Board member, (2009-Present)

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