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Education Policy Fellowship Program

Leadership & Skill Development

December 14, 2009
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kellogg Center, MSU

Fellows will continue to explore how beliefs and behavior can conflict with individual and organizational goals. Through facilitated discussion we will seek to better understand our own thinking and the thinking of others in the context of current organizational challenges.

Resource Person:

Barbara W. Markle, Ph.D. (EPFP 1993-94)
Assistant Dean of K-12 Outreach
College of Education
Michigan State University
201 Erickson Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 353-8950
markle [at]


Dr. Barbara Markle is Assistant Dean of K-12 Outreach in the College of Education at Michigan State University. In this capacity she develops and implements programs for classroom teachers, school administrators and policymakers that translate educational research to application in schools and settings where education policy decisions are made. Dr. Markle’s public school experience includes service as a high school teacher, counselor, junior high principal, senior high school associate principal and director of curriculum. She also served as Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction in the Michigan Department of Education where she was responsible for Michigan’s education reform initiatives. She directs several state and federal grants, and has a deep interest in school reform issues centering on teacher leadership. Her Ph.D. is in educational administration from Michigan State University. She is the recipient of the 2003 National Leadership Award from the Institute for Educational Leadership, the 2006 Educational Leadership Award from the Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association, and the 2007 Education Fellows Award from the Michigan Association of Intermediate School Administrators.

Resource Material

Peter Senge, The 5th Discipline Fieldbook, 1994
Chris Argyris, On Organizational Learning, 1999

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