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DANA EDWARDS , ED. D. ,
AWARDED FELLOWSHI P
What a year 2014 was professionally for Dana James Edwards. First, he successfully defended his dissertation
in March and subsequently graduated in May with a doctoral degree in Educational Administration. Then in
December, Edwards was notified that he had been named a Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators
(PASA) research fellow.
This fellowship, based on his dissertation research, will provide Edwards with the opportunity to continue
his research. His dissertation was titled “Teacher and Administrator Perceptions of Danielson’s
Supervisory Process.” He selected this topic because Danielson’s
Framework for Teaching
process accounts for 50% of Pennsylvania’s new educator effectiveness evaluation tool and is a significant change
for most school districts.
As a principal for 13 years at Manor Middle School in the Penn Manor School District, Edwards
understands how schools operate and how education is always evolving.
“It is certainly an honor and privilege to be selected as a PASA fellow. As a fellow, I plan to present my
research in an effort to inform our practice and to improve the education of our students,” stated Edwards. “I
could not have done this without the support and encouragement of my family, Sister Carol Anne Couchara
(my dissertation chair), and many other Immaculata University professors.”
Edwards plans to attend the Education Congress, held in Harrisburg, PA in March, to present his research.
THE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM AND STAFF MEMBERS OF THE ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT VISITED THE WHITE HOUSE AND THE PENTAGON.
BRIGADIER GENERAL LORETTA “LORI” REYNOLDS, USMC
(PICTURED IN THE MIDDLE, BACK ROW),
PROVIDED THE TOURS OF THE PENTAGON. ALSO PICTURED
ARE: HEAD COACH PATTY CANTERINO
(MIDDLE ROW ON THE END WITH MULTI-COLORED SCARF);
AND COLONEL JOHN CHURCH, USMCR, ASSISTANT
PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH
(LEFT SIDE IN FATIGUES).
THE PHOTO WAS TAKEN IN THE TOURS THEATER OF THE PENTAGON.
REYNOLDS IS PRINCIPAL DIRECTOR OF SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST ASIA FOR ASIA AND PACIFIC SECURITY AFFAIRS AT THE PENTAGON.
Photo courtesy of Corey Dabney