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Paula A. Cordeiro Print E-mail

Paula Cordeiro was elected to the board in October 2006. She is the Dean of the School of Leadership and Education Sciences at the University of San Diego and previously served as Coordinator of masters and doctoral programs in educational leadership at the University of Connecticut. She is a former teacher, principal and school head in international schools in Venezuela and Spain. She serves on the board of the Boston-based nonprofit Community Technical Assistance Center, and from 2009-2012 was the California representative to the board of the American Association of Colleges and Teacher Education. Paula is a past president of the University Council for Educational Administration, and in 1998 she was awarded a fellowship by the Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration and Management. She is a former member of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, past President of the San Diego Council on Literacy, a founding member of the Academy of International School Heads, and a board member of Edify, an international NGO, and San Diego Grantmakers. In addition to numerous articles, Paula has published three books and in 2013 completed the fifth edition of her co-authored text (with William G. Cunningham), An Introduction to Educational Leadership: A Bridge to Improved Practice. Paula’s research and teaching are in the areas of school leadership and global education.

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