FACULTY

Margaret Trybus, EdD

Professor of Educational Leadership

Associate Dean of Graduate Studies


College of Graduate and Innovative Programs

Dr. Trybus teaches graduate courses focusing on the areas of education and leadership such as school evaluation and change, research based decision making, organizational change, curriculum construction and instructional leadership. She is a research expert in the areas of administrative internship programs, organizational development and change and high school restructuring.  

Previously, Dr. Trybus, worked as an Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction. She also wrote several Illinois Arts Council grants for K-12 schools in Illinois, which brought dance, theater, music and visual arts programs to various communities. She also served as a grant reader for many other organizations. Dr. Trybus has been a member of Concordia’s faculty since 2006.

Degrees

  • EdD, Education. Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
  • MEd, Education. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Ill.
  • BFA./BA, Fine Arts. Mundelein College, Chicago, Ill.

Academic and Professional Highlights

Publications

  • “Facing the Challenges of Change: Steps to Becoming an Effective Leader." Refereed journal of The Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin, March 2011. (Available at www.dkg.org).
  • “What do Curriculum Leaders Need to Know and be Able to do? Lessons Learned from the Curriculum Leadership Development Network.” Illinois Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, Hot Topic 62, 1-4.
  • “Administrative Internships: Considering Principals’ Voices from the Field” (with Kersten & White). National Council of Professors of Educational Administration, 2010. (Available at http://cnx.org/content/m33644/1.2/).
  • “Improving Administrative Internship Programs: Perceptions of Illinois Principals” (with Kersten & White). National Council of Professors of Educational Administration, 2009. (Available at http://cnx.org/content/m23291/1.1/).
  • “Understanding Scientifically Based Research: A Mandate or Decision Making Tool?” The Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin, 2007.
  • “Reaching the Tipping Point: The Interconnectedness of a School Leadership Program” (with Sims & Sukowski). National Council of Professors of Educational Administration Yearbook, 2007.
  • “Becoming Scientifically Based Educators: How can Teachers put Research into Practice?” Illinois Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, Hot Topic, 2004.
  • “The Hope and Promise of Scientifically Based Research.” North Central Regional Educational Laboratory Viewpoints, 2004. “An exploratory study of the influence of the Illinois partnership academy model on teachers’ self-reported effectiveness,” Doctoral dissertation, Loyola University of Chicago, 2001.
  • “Violence Prevention: Building Safe and Caring Environments.” Lambda State Newscaster, 1998.
  • “Reaching Out Through the Common Language of the Folk Arts.” Community Education Journal, 1992.
  • “Photography Treated as an Art Form in Suburban Chicago High School.” Kodak Newsletter for Graphic Arts and Photography Instructors, 1979.

Memberships

  • President, Illinois Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2011
  • National Presentations Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2010
  • Oak Park Township Youth Services Committee Appointment, 2008-present
  • Co-Chair, Illinois State Board of Education Principal Certification Task Force, 2009
  • National Council of Professors of Educational Administration, 2009
  • Phi Delta Kappa, 2006 and 2007
  • The Emma Reinhardt International Scholarship
  • Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, 1999
  • Lambda State Scholarship and Special Stipends

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