Edited By Carrie Rogers, Kofi Lomotey and Adriel Hilton
The editors would like to acknowledge the tremendous leadership and insight of Dale Carpenter, former Dean of the College of Education and Allied Professions at Western Carolina University (WCU). Dean Carpenter brought together a group of WCU education faculty, including the editors, in 2014 and described his sense that several of us had been exploring, often individually, different, creative and innovative conceptions of leadership in schools and higher education institutions. He suggested that we get together and think about how we might share our efforts in a collaborative way. This volume grew directly out of those conversations facilitated by Dean Carpenter.
From Carrie …
I would like to specifically acknowledge my colleagues who have led me to investigate teacher leadership deeply: Mistilina Sato has challenged my thinking about the capacity of teachers since graduate school; Roya Scales had aided and abetted, through finding funding and co-writing, our research into preservice teachers and the developmental notion of teacher leadership. I also thank my husband, Mike, whose faith in my capacity has never wavered. I am also deeply indebted to my co-editors for their mentoring: Thank you Kofi and Adriel.
From Kofi …
I would like to acknowledge my colleagues in educational leadership at WCU: Ann Allen, Robert Crow, Brandi Hinnant-Crawford, Casey Hurley, Kathleen ← xi | xii → Jorissen, Dean Spaulding, and Jess Weiler. They are a group of creative, energetic, prolific and thoughtful scholars who inspire me and challenge me to seek to...
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