Sandra M. Griffin, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor

Education Division


    • Curriculum
    • Instruction
    • Administrative Leadership

Professional Activities

    • Held position of teacher, principal, assistant superintendent, and superintendent during 29 years in public education
    • Served in four local school districts -- Great Valley, West Chester Area School District, Lower Merion School District, and Downingtown Area School District
    • State and National Conferences -- ASCD, PASCD, NSBA, PSBA


    • 2002 Excellence in Teaching Award - Penn State University
    • 1997 University of Pennsylvania - Penn Educator of the Year
    • West Chester University Educator of the Year
    • 1996 Pennsylvania Distinguished Principal of the Year
    • 1991 Charlestown Elementary School, Great Valley School District, named One of Top 10 Schools in America (while I was principal); Featured in Child magazine and The Today Show


    • Ed.D. - University of Pennsylvania:  Organizational Leadership, Curriculum, and Instruction
    • M.Ed. - Villanova University: Counseling and Human Relations
    • B.S. - West Chester University:  Elementary Education


    • 597 EDLDR - Mentoring and Collaborative Coaching
    • 560 EDLDR - Principles of Instructional Supervision
    • 562 EDLDR - Methods of Classroom Supervision and Coaching

Research Interests

    • Change Leadership
    • Gender Issues in Schools