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Teena McDonald

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Teena McDonald

Clinical Associate Professor
Educational leadership
Spokane campus
Center for Clinical Research and Simulation 215
Spokane, WA  99210

509-936-0597
tpmcdonald@wsu.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

As a practitioner scholar, Dr. Teena McDonald’s research interests are in the areas of Leadership and Organizational Studies, The Superintendency, Mindfulness, the Principalship, and Organizational and Occupational socialization of Women Administrators.

Teaching/Professional Interests

Dr. McDonald teaches courses in the principal certification program and is program director for the Spokane campus, which includes the Wenatchee program.  Dr. McDonald also is a faculty member in the Statewide Superintendent certification program. In addition, she directs the Masters programs for educational leadership in Spokane, and works with doctoral students in educational leadership.   She works closely with professional organizations and school districts.

Recent Publications and Presentations

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

McDonald, T. (2017). School closure and loss: Guiding a district through the change process. Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership. 1-13 doi: 10.1177/1555458917728757

Hill, G., McDonald, T., Ward, K. (2017).  Women in educational leadership: Implications for     preparation programs. The Washington Education Research Association Educational Journal. 9(2), 55-60.

McDonald, T. (2016). The wolf pack: collaborating for consistency – four new elementary principals

working together for change. Washington State Kappan Journal, Spring 2016, pp. .

Coogan, N., Gates, G., & McDonald, T. (2015). Becoming a mindful superintendent in a “turnaround”

district. Open Journal of Leadership.http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ojl.2015.

McDonald, T. (2015). A pilot study: Women leaders coping with job stress: A mindful approach.

Journal of Behavioral and Social Sciences, 2(1),p.40-55

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

Gates, G., Gmelch, W.H., & Schwarzer,C. (Eds.) McDonald, T.P. (2014). A conversation about

coping with stress and improving professional practice in the superintendency. Research on

            stress and coping in education: Vol 8. Mindfulness for educational practice: A path to resilience

            for challenging work. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Ivory, G., Hyle, A.F., McClennan, R., Acker-Hocevar, M. (Eds.) McDonald, T. (2014). Decisions,

decisions, decisions: Can using transformational leadership and mindfulness theory help you

make the right ones? Quandaries of the small-district superintendent (pp. 56-71). New York,

NY: Palgrave MacMillian

NON-REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

McDonald, T. (2017). Evocative coaching: Transforming schools one conversation at a time. (Review of the book Evocative Coaching: Transforming Schools One Conversation at a Time, by M. Tschannen-Moran). WERA educational journal, May 2017, p. 92.

McDonald, T. (2017). President’s message. The Standard Deviation. WERA: February 2017.

McDonald, T., Calderone, S., Bergman, N. & Boyd, J. (2015). Best practices for college and career readiness. White paper written for Washington State Achievement Council.

McDonald, T., Vanderwegen, T., Munro, S. & Cowin, K. (2015). Painting a picture for quality principal

internships. Washington Principal. Spring 2015.

McDonald, T., Gates, G. & Douglass, K. (2014). “Soup and Sip”: Involving parents in a new

way. Washington Principal. Fall 2014, 10-14.

McDonald, T. (2014). A stressful standoff and a lesson about trust. AASA School Administrator.

April,14-15.

McDonald, T. (2006).  The culturally proficient school (Review of the book The Culturally Proficient

            School, by R.B. Lindsey, L.M. Roberts, & F. Campbell Jones). Journal of educational

            administration: Khon Kaen University, July-December, p. 150

 

REFFEREED PRESENTATIONS

McDonald, T. (May 2017). Results of the 23 year study of women superintendents in the state of Washington.  WASA Womens Conference.

McDonald, T. (January 2017). Cohort Collegiality: Bookend Seminars Develop Collegiality and Competence. Poster presentation at the annual conference American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Las Vegas, NV.

Ward, K.A, McDonald, T.P., & Hill, G. (November, 2015). Pipelines to educational leadership: Are women leaning in or backing out? Session paper presented at the Annual UCEA Convention, San Diego, CA. 

McDonald, T. (2015). Women leaders coping with job stress: A mindful approach. Paper presented

at the annual conference American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Las

Vegas, NV.

Gates, G., Coogan, N., McDonald, T. (2015). You ma’am I say are a very interesting individual:

            Becoming a resilient activist superintendent.  Paper presented at the American Educational

            Research Association, Chicago, IL.

McDonald, T. (February 2015). Women leaders coping with job stress: A mindful approach. Poster

presentation at the annual conference American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Las Vegas, NV.

Ivory, G., McDonald, T., Alsbury, T., Ruff, W.G., Whitaker, K. (2014). Quandaries of the small-district

superintendency. In A.Hyle & R. McClellan (Chairs) symposium. Symposium conducted at the

meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration, Washington

D.C.

McDonald, T. (2013) Embracing Mindfulness: A Woman Superintendent’s Journey. Paper presented

at the Annual Conference, Research on Women and Education, American Educational

Research Association SIG, Research on Women and Education Conference, Las Cruces, NM.

McDonald, T.P., & Gates, G.S. (2013) A conversation about coping with stress and improving

professional practice in the superintendency. Session paper presented at the Annual Meeting

of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, California.

Ward, K.A, McDonald, T.P., & Hill, G. (November, 2015). Pipelines to educational leadership: Are women leaning in or backing out? Session paper presented at the Annual UCEA Convention, San Diego, CA.

NON-REFERRED PRESENTATIONS

Bates, V., McDonald, T., Powell, K., Hollingsworth, B., Rowse, L., Griggs, S., Bromps, K., McGregor,

T., Parker, J., Newell, G. (2015). Principals and interns: Working together to create a

            Successful internship. Panel presentation at the WASA/AWSP Annual Conference, Spokane,

WA.

McDonald, T. & Coogan, N. (May, 2014). Mindfulness in educational leadership: Coping with stress

and improving professional practice in the superintendency and school leaders. Presentation

at May WASA Conference, Chelan, WA.

McDonald, T. (2013) Teachers Make the Most Impact on Student Achievement. Key Note Speaker

            for the PREP Consortium. PREP Consortium Day, Chewelah, WA.

McDonald, T. (2005) District Board Goal Setting. Washington State School Directors Association Conference.

Recent Accomplishments

  • Robert Handy Most Effective Administrator Award (Washington Association of School Administrator)
  • Northwestern Region Soroptomists International Fellowship Award

Educational Background

  • 2012 Doctorate, Educational Leadership WSU, Spokane, WA
  • 1990 MA in Education Curriculum and Administration, EWU, Cheney, WA
  • 1980 BS in Agriculture and Renewal Resources Education, WSU, Pullman, WA
Washington State University