Faculty

Faculty notes – January 31

January 30, 2017 by Cindy O'Dell

Martinrex Kedziora, a cohort mentor for the Palm Desert School of Education doctoral program, becomes the new superintendent of the Moreno Valley Unified School District on Feb. 1. The school board voted to promote him from his current position as chief academic officer.During his 35-year career in education, Kedziora has worked for a number of school districts in a variety of roles, including as a teacher at both the elementary and secondary levels, vice principal, principal, special education coordinator, and director of professional development and middle-grades curriculum and instruction.

Carolyn Lindstrom, an adjunct faculty member in the School of Education and a  2014 Doctorate of Education in organizational leadership graduate who also earned her special education credential from Brandman in 2012, is the co-author of a book with Bonita Drolet being published by Rowman & Littlefield. “What’s Missing? Best Practices for Teaching Students with Disabilities” can be pre-ordered from Amazon. The book describes 10 research-based practices and includes a brief history of special education legislation.

Chancellor Gary Brahm joined Kara Gwaltney from the American Council on Education and Jonathan Finkelstein from Credly on the TransformingEDU stage at CES 2017 to discuss the current impact and future potential of digital credentials in both academic and workforce settings. The masterclass can be viewed here.

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