Professor of Educational Leadership
Department: Graduate Studies in
Dr. Sedlack has 42 years of experience in public education as a
teacher, assistant principal, principal, and human resources
Her focus as a school leader was to close the achievement gap
for underserved populations and increase parent involvement in
communities at the poverty level. Her doctoral dissertation:
Principals and Families: Creating Partnerships for Student
Achievement (2003) focused on the relationships between principals
and families in communities with differing demographics.
Dr. Sedlack is a volunteer for Take Stock in Children, is on the
School Advisory Council for a local alternative school, and has
mentored new principals for the District School Board of Pasco
County since 2011.
She has been at Saint Leo University since 2008 as a University
Supervisor and adjunct professor in graduate and undergraduate
education. In 2016, she became a full time assistant professor.
Dr. Sedlack’s favorite movie is The Wizard of Oz.
Teaching & Professional
Dr. Sedlack’s focus as a professor is to prepare future school
leaders to understand the complex role of the principal as a
servant leader in respect to building culture, fostering a positive
climate, using data to make instructional decisions, developing and
maintaining partnerships with families and the community, and
understanding the foundation of ethical leadership.
Honors & Awards:
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