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Renee Sedlack, Ed.D

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    Renee Sedlack, Ed.D

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Sedlack has 42 years of experience in public education as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, and human resources director. 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 goal as a professor is to prepare future school leaders to understand the complex role of the principal in respect to building culture, analyzing data to inform instructional decisions, developing and maintaining partnerships with families and the community, and understanding the foundation of ethical leadership. Her research interest is in closing the achievement gap for underserved and incarcerated youth. She has presented at local and international conferences on a variety of subjects, including teacher recruitment and retention, classroom management, school safety and leadership styles. Dr. Sedlack's favorite movie is The Wizard of Oz.


    • Doctor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies University of South Florida Tampa, FL
    • Master of Science in Early Childhood Education Queens College Queens, NY
    • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education Queens College Queens, NY

    Courses Taught

    • EDU 425 Educational Management and Organization
    • EDU 461 Senior Seminar
    • EDU 551 Leadership for a Learning Culture
    • EDU 555 School Management
    • EDU 570 Values and Ethics in Educational Leadership
    • EDU 615 Instructional Leadership: Theory and Practice
    • EDU 628 Educative Assessment and Accountability
    • EDU 635 Technology for Education and Leadership
    • EDU 627 School Operations
    • EDU 629 Community School Relations
    • EDU 661 Managing the Learning Environment
    • EDU 662 Human Resource Development
    • EDU 669 The Principalship
    • EDU 678 The Practicum