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Kingrey, Joan

Clinical Associate Professor

Educational Leadership, Sport Studies, and Educational/Counseling Psychology
WSU Spokane
425J Spokane Academic Center
Spokane, WA 99210-1495

(509) 358-7939

Curriculum Vitae


Research interests

Joan Kingrey’s research interests include K-12 educational leadership, leadership for social justice,  organizational learning, and school improvement and reform.  She is examining the professional learning community implications of the teams participating in the Riverpoint Partnership for Math and Science HECB grant to improve teacher quality in mathematics. 

Teaching/professional interests

Dr. Kingrey teaches coursework in the superintendent certification program and advises doctoral students in the Ed.D. program. She previously taught courses in educational leadership: Improvement of Instruction, Basic Principles of Curriculum Design, and Human Resources Management. Prior to coming to WSU as clinical faculty, Kingrey had extensive experience as a school administrator, supervising schools and principals in two districts in Eastern Washington, Spokane Public Schools, and the Mead School District. She was also a faculty member in the Leadership Formation program for principals and superintendents at Gonzaga University.

Recent accomplishments

  • Principal Investigator for a $226,000 HECB Improving Teacher Quality Grant secured for the Riverpoint Partnership for Math and Science: Building Capacity for College Readiness Standards in Mathematics through 11-16 Teacher/Faculty Professional Learning Communities
  • Facilitator for the Riverpoint Partnership for Math and Science, a partnership between Washington State University – Spokane; Eastern Washington University; Community Colleges of Spokane; Spokane Public Schools; Central Valley School District; Mead School District; Educational Service District 101
  • Editor, Curriculum in Context, the journal of  the Washington State Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • Program Coordinator, Educational Leadership program: WSU College of Education
  • Consultant to numerous school districts and school boards in the state of Washington.

Educational background

  • Ph.D. Educational Administration, Washington State University
  • M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction, Washington State University
  • B.A. English, Washington State University
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