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Fern Aefsky, Ed.D.

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    Fern Aefsky, Ed.D.

    Associate Professor

    Dr. Fern Aefsky has over 30 years experience as a teacher and administrator (principal, director, assistant superintendent and superintendent) in public schools, has been an adjunct professor at various universities in for 24 years and is the Director of Graduate Studies in Education at Saint Leo University. Presentations, publications and research focus on collaboratively working with interdisciplinary teams to increase student success through effective school leadership and proactive interventions for school stakeholders. Developing programs in higher education that meet the needs of school practitioners through collaborative work is a passion for professional growth and development.


    • Ed.D. Educational Leadership Nova Southeastern University
    • M.Ed. Students with Disabilities, Marymount University of Virginia
    • B.S. Elementary and Special Education, University of Maryland

    Courses Taught

    • EDD 760 Action Research *EDD 770 Dissertation Seminar
    • EDD 701 Doctoral Success Lab
    • EDU 570 Values and Ethics
    • EDU 678 Educational Leadership Practicum
    • EDU 618 Leading the Instructional Cycle
    • EDU 553 Leading Curriculum for Special Populations
    • EDU 580 Internship ESE
    • EDU 710 Analytical Leadership
    • EDU 707 Leading the School Organization
    • EDU 735 Education Politics, Policy and Leadership
    • EDU 712 School Leadership Topics
    • EDU 722 Building a Collaborative Culture
    • EDU 703 Applied Educational Statistics
    • EDU 551 Leadership for a Learning Culture
    • HON 101 Freshman Honors
    • DBA 780, 781, 782, 783. Comprehensive Exam and Directed Research