"As schools become more diverse and standards become increasingly rigorous, school leaders must acquire the knowledge and skills needed to implement evidence-based inclusive practices designed to ensure all students are provided with the supports necessary to achieve."

"I learned about NUSELI and was accepted into the program while still an Assistant Principal. My experience as an Assistant Principal along with my participation in NUSELI as I sought my doctorate degree helped me greatly prepare for my first Principalship at Westridge Middle School. "

"NUSELI brings together leaders who have a desire to increase their knowledge and ability to have an impact on the lives of all students, especially students with disabilities. The scholars’ research, which spans for over a decade, continues to influence leaders, educators, and students."

2006 Participants & Mentors

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Dr. Gabriel Berrio Open Bio Pop-up

My mentor, Dr. Deborah Brown, played a vital role with both my career and pursuit of my doctoral degree at UCF through NUSELI. Her advice and support and encouragement helped me complete my degree and advance my career. I was able to become a Principal in part due to her mentorship and I still communicate with her to this day.

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Open Bio Pop-up Dr. Deborah Bradley Brown

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Dr. Bruce Blake Open Bio Pop-up

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Open Bio Pop-up Dr. Jonathan McIntire

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Dr. Lorrie Butler Open Bio Pop-up

MENTOR

Open Bio Pop-up Dr. John Edwards

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Dr. Mark Cerasale Open Bio Pop-up

The mentor relationship is a key component of this program. To be partnered with a mentor familiar with the doctoral program helped me through my three-year program of study.

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Open Bio Pop-up Dr. Kristen Springfield

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Dr. Margaret Cox Open Bio Pop-up

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Open Bio Pop-up Dr. Jeanethe (Ella) Thompson

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Dr. Anna Diaz Open Bio Pop-up

Having a mentor to share my thoughts, frustrations, and experiences with was vital for my success. Having this mentor on my dissertation committee was invaluable and made all of the difference in my program completion.

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Open Bio Pop-up Dr. Barbara Jenkins

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Dr. Milagros Rivera Open Bio Pop-up

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Open Bio Pop-up Dr. Ken Schneider

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Dr. Kimberly Steinke Open Bio Pop-up

The relationship between a doctoral scholar and program mentor is something that directly impacts the scholar in a positive manner. Doctoral programs are rigorous and demanding; mentors have been through that experience and are great for lending a listening ear at stressful times. Most importantly, mentors provide a safe space for scholars to bounce ideas off in a comfortable way that leads to success.

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Open Bio Pop-up Dr. Cynthia Kiffer

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Dr. Karen Uhle Open Bio Pop-up

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Open Bio Pop-up Dr. Patricia G. Booth

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Dr. Maria Vazquez Open Bio Pop-up

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Open Bio Pop-up Dr. Jennifer Reeves

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Dr. Ilene Wilkins Open Bio Pop-up

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Open Bio Pop-up Dr. Sonia Esposito

PARTICIPANT

Dr. Tom Uhle Open Bio Pop-up

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Open Bio Pop-up Dr. Carmen B. Marinelli

PARTICIPANT

Martha Chang Open Bio Pop-up

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Open Bio Pop-up Dr. Winston A. Whyte

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