FACULTY

Kimberly T. Strike, PhD

Associate Professor of Leadership

Program Leader, Principal Preparation and Teacher Leadership


College of Graduate and Innovative Programs

Professor Strike teaches curriculum and assessment, learning school-based professional learning communities, building collaborative relationships and oversees the teacher leadership practicum at Concordia University Chicago. Strike's areas of research and expertise include educational leadership, teacher leadership, curriculum, instruction, assessment and professional growth and learning as well as supervision including coaching and mentoring. Professor Strike is an undergraduate mentor and PDK member and reviews PDK scholarships at Concordia-Chicago. Strike also offers CPS coaching through the Center for Literacy JiM (Jump into Multi-literacies) program. 

Prior to her academic career at CUC, Strike was a teacher for 10 years. Strike has been a faculty member with Concordia-Chicago since 2014.

Degrees

  • PhD, Marquette University; Milwaukee, Wis.
  • Reading Specialist Licensure, Mount Mary University; Milwaukee, Wis.
  • MEd, National Louis Universty; Chicago, Ill.
  • BSEd, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater; Whitewater, Wis.

Academic and Professional Highlights

Publications

  • “Transforming professional practice: A framework for effective leadership,” (with Sims, P., Mann, S. and Wilhite, R.) Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc.; Lanham, Md., 2016. 
  • “Mentoring the Educational Leader: A practical framework for success,” (with Nichelsen, J.) Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc.; Lanham, Md., 2011.
  • “Performance and accountability in today’s classroom: A framework for effective mentoring.” Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc.; Lanham, Md., 2010. 
  • “Trouble-free transitions for new teachers: Early childhood level.” Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc.; Lanham, Md., 2007. 
  • “Trouble-free transitions for new teachers: Middle school and high school levels.” Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc.; Lanham, Md., 2006. 
  • “Trouble-free transitions for new teachers: Elementary level.” Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc.; Lanham, Md., 2006. 

Awards and Honors

  • Phi Delta Kappa Study Tour scholarship recipient, 2015.
  • Wisconsin State Reading Association Administrator of the Year nominee, 2015. 
  • Will study educational systems of Germany, Prague and Poland, October 2015.