Dr. Glasgow is a faculty member of the Division of Educational Leadership and teaches in the Teacher Leadership, Principal Preparation, and Superintendent Preparation Programs at CUC. She serves as the Program Leader for the CUC Teacher Leadership Program as well as for courses in the Principal Prep and Superintendent Programs.


  • MSEd, Post-Doctoral Degree-Education & Social Policy - Northwestern University; Evanston, IL
  • EdD, Educational Leadership - Northern Illinois University; DeKalb, IL
  • MSEd, Educational Leadership - Northern Illinois University; DeKalb, IL
  • MSEd, Curriculum & Instruction - Northern Illinois University; DeKalb, IL
  • BSEd, Elementary Education - Northern Illinois University; DeKalb, IL

Academic and Professional Highlights

Prior Positions

  • Undergraduate Elementary Education Site Coordinator, SIU-UCLC
  • Principal Internship Supervisor, Concordia University Chicago
  • District Associate Administrator, Fremont SD 79, Mundelein, IL
  • Intermediate School Principal, Fremont SD 79, Mundelein, IL
  • Arlington Heights School District 25 School Board Member
  • Middle School Assistant Principal, Fremont SD 79, Mundelein, IL
  • Elementary School Principal, Medinah, IL
  • Assistant to the Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction and Staff Development, Keeneyville SD 20, Keeneyville, IL
  • Middle School Assistant Principal, Keeneyville SD 20, Keeneyville, IL
  • Elementary School Teacher, Lake Zurich SD 95, Lake Zurich, IL

Professional Certification

  • Superintendent K-12 (Illinois State Board of Education)
  • General Administration K-12 (Illinois State Board of Education)
  • General Supervisory K-12 (Illinois State Board of Education)
  • Elementary Education K-9 (Illinois State Board of Education)


  • Teacher Leadership
  • Instructional Leadership
  • Curriculum and Assessment 
  • School District Improvement 
  • Family and Community Partnerships


  • L. Arthur Safer, Mary C. Zaharis, Denise S. Glasgow, Susan L. Mann, Michele Gnan .(2019). Every Family Program: Community Engagement for Families with Children Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Lutheran Journal, Summer 2019.

  • Albright, J., Safer L. A., Sims, P.A., Tagaris, A., Glasgow, D., Sekulich, K, Zaharis, M. (2017). What Factors Impact Why Novice Middle School Teachers in a Large Midwestern Urban School District Leave After Their Initial Year of Teaching? NCPEA Education Leadership Review, International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation.

  • Zaharis, M., Sims, P.A., Safer, L.A. Tagaris, A., Hendricks, A., Sekulich, K., Glasgow, D. (2017). The Impact of Spirituality on School Leadership.  NCPEA Education Leadership Review. National Council of Professors of Educational Leadership.


  • Future Ready: Growing Teacher Leaders, IASB, IASA, IASBO Joint Annual Conference, Chicago, IL November, 2019

  • Shared Leadership for Student and School Success; Ohio State Teacher Leader Summit, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH June, 2019

  • How Can Teacher Leaders Co-Facilitate the Work of the PLCs? Illinois Summer Institute for Educators, North Central College, Naperville, IL June, 2019

  • Understanding Charlotte Danielson Teacher Evaluation Framework, Northern Illinois Lutheran Teacher Conference, Concordia University-Chicago, Oak Park/River Forest, IL October 2018