"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."

Our Research

Our research exemplifies our dedication to the preparation of special education administrators who are able to design and implement effective inclusive practices in diverse, urban settings. Our research has been vast and has included publications in peer-reviewed journals as well as presentations at numerous national and state conferences. Topics have included, community engagement for school leaders; culturally responsive school leadership; effective mentorship models for recruiting, preparing, and retaining diverse school leaders in doctoral programs; and the creation of an online platform for principal preparation in special education for the 9th largest urban school district in the nation.

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