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EMAIL ADDRESS: sbagley@uw.edu

CURRENT POSITION

  • Lecturer at the University of Washington, College of Education: Director of Teacher Leadership 

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. in Education, University of California at Los Angeles (2007)
  • M.A. in Education, University of California at Los Angeles (2004)
  • CLAD Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, California State University at San Marcos (2000)
  • B.A. in Literature and Music, University of California at Santa Cruz (College Honors and Highest Honors in Major) (1998)

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Bagley received both her M.A. (2004) and Ph.D. (2007) in the Philosophy and History of Education from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). Her dissertation – entitled Alternative Assessment and Students’ Identities as Learners – explored students’ responses to the use of narrative evaluations, portfolios, presentations, and detailed rubrics in place of letter grades at an alternative high school in Southern California. Articles based upon her dissertation research include "Reflections, journeys, and possessions: Metaphors of assessment used by high school students" in Teachers College Record (2006); "High school students’ perceptions of narrative evaluations as summative assessment" in American Secondary Education (2008); and "Students, teachers, and alternative assessment in secondary school: Relational models theory (RMT) in the field of education" in Australian Educational Researcher (2010).

During her years as a doctoral student
, Dr. Bagley worked as the Academic Integration Specialist for UCLA’s Education Abroad Program, helping to improve the integration of study abroad courses with UC curricula. In addition, she was Co-Administrative Director of the Center for International and Development Education at UCLA, mentoring graduate students in Comparative Education and helping to coordinate international exchange programs for teachers from developing countries. In recent years, she has published numerous articles and chapters in the field of comparative/international education. She co-edited a recent special edition of New Directions in Higher Education (Winter 2014) and co-edited a volume on globalization in higher education entitled
Higher education, policy, and the global competition phenomenon (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010; reprinted in paperback in 2013).

In fall of 2008, Dr. Bagley was hired as the Fritz Burns Endowed Chair in Instructional Leadership at Mount St. Mary's College in Los Angeles. Until spring of 2012, she was director of the Instructional Leadership Masters and Certificate Programs at MSMC, and co-developed and directed the Clear Credential program for credentialed teachers.

Dr. Bagley is currently a Lecturer in the University of Washington's College of Education, where she is Director of the Teacher Leadership program, and teaches courses related to professional learning communities, teacher leadership, coaching adult learners, and effective data use in schools. She is also a volunteer instructor for University Beyond Bars, teaching courses on adult learning and coaching to incarcerated students at Monroe Correctional Complex. 

Dr. Bagley has been involved in the field of education for the past two decades. After working for several years as a Special Education and adult education teacher’s aide, and then as a General Education substitute teacher, she received her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from California State University at San Marcos in 2000. She taught 4th and 5th grade at Ivanhoe Elementary school in Los Angeles (LAUSD) from 2000-2003. During this time, she served as the English Learner (EL) Coordinator for her school site, maintaining all aspects of assessment and management for the EL program. She also served an Instructional Math Coach at Ivanhoe, collaborating with teachers to help them improve their math instruction and assessment. 

CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Teacher leadership skills, roles, and dispositions
  • District-university collaborations for sustaining teacher leadership
  • Hybrid-online professional learning for teacher leaders  
  • Adult learning opportunities for incarcerated individuals

SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS

SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS

  • Bagley, S.S., Hancock, C., & Sharnbroich, R.M. (December, 2018). Book clubs for equity: Teachers reading, discussing, and taking action. Washington Education Research Association (WERA) Conference in Seattle.
  • Bagley, S.S. (March 2018). Conceptualizing teacher-leadership: An interdisciplinary and complexity-driven approach. Paper in panel presentation: “Looking Back, Looking Forward: Exploring Conceptual Frameworks of Teacher Leadership”. AERA NYC. 
  • Bagley, S.S. (April, 2017). Relational Models Theory and Teacher-Leadership: A Typology of Relational Structures. Paper in roundtable presentation: “Structural, Conceptual, Interpersonal, and Critical Challenges to Teacher-Leadership.” American Education Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX.  Read and watch a video about this research here
  • Bagley, S.S., Schiesz, S., & Slack, A. (December, 2016). Building trust and empowering teachers through protocols, norms, and effective facilitation of PLCs. Washington Education Research Association (WERA) Conference in Seattle.
  • Bagley, S.S. (November, 2016). Teacher-leadership as empowered biliteracy. Presented at the 2016 American Education Studies Association (AESA) Annual Conference in Seattle, Washington. 
  • Bagley, S.S., & Portnoi, L. (March, 2016). Global competition in higher education: A comparative analysis of locally contextualized priorities in education policy documents. Presented at the 2016 CIES Annual Conference in Vancouver, B.C.
  • Portnoi, L., & Bagley, S.S. (March, 2015). Comparative qualitative policy document analysis: Analyzing and comparing across contexts. Presented at the 2015 CIES Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.
  • Bagley, S.S., Stroomer-Rowe, K., Cunningham, D., Haas, A., McBride, J., Schaefer, G., & Williams, S. (December 2014). Effective Support for Mentors and Coaches: A Hybrid-Online Partnership Between University of Washington and Kent and Northshore School Districts. Presented at the Washington Education Research Association (WERA) Conference in Seattle.
  • Cherry, D., McKenna, C., Hintz, A., Place, N., Todd, J., Bagley, S.S., Gallucci, C., & Loeb, H. (December, 2013). New developments in teacher learning in Washington state: Promising strategies in pre-service and teacher leadership programs. Panel presentation at the 2013 Washington Education Research Association Conference in Seattle. 
  • Bagley, S.S. & Portnoi, L. (March, 2013). Examining the discourse on global competition: Vernacular approaches within higher education policy documents. Presented at the 2013 CIES Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Portnoi, L. & Bagley, S.S. (October, 2012). Comparative Analysis Methods for Studying the Discourse on Global Competition in Higher Education Policy Documents. Presented at the 2012 CIES Western Regional Conference in Phoenix, AZ.
  • Portnoi, L. & Bagley, S.S. (April, 2012). Vernacular globalization and mediation of the discourse on global competition in higher education. Accepted for presentation at the 2012 CIES Annual Conference in  San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Bagley, S.S. & Tang, K. (February, 2012). Teacher leadership in special education: Exploring skills, roles, and perceptions. Presented at the 2012 ATE (Assoc. for Teacher Educators) Conference in San Antonio.
  • Bagley, S.S. & Portnoi, L. (October, 2011). Expanding the notion of what it means to be a “world class” institution. Presented at the 2011 CIES Western Regional Conference in  Stanford.
  • Portnoi, L. & Bagley, S.S. (May, 2011). Global competition in higher education: Strategies in a glonacal context. Presented at the 2011 Comparative and International Education Conference in  Montreal.
  • Bagley, S.S. (October, 2010). Folk schools in the United States: A Scandinavian inspiration. Presented at the 2010 CIES Western Regional Conference, CSULB.
  • Bagley, S.S. (October, 2010). Invited participant in closing plenary session: “An Interactive Dialogue on Hope and Education”. 2010 CIES Western Regional Conference, CSULB.
  • Portnoi, L., Rust, V., and Bagley, S.S. (March, 2010). Global Education in Higher Education Panels (Parts 1 & 2). Panel facilitation at the 2010 Comparative and International Education Conference (CIES) in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Portnoi, L., Bagley, S.S., and Rust, V. (November, 2009). Global Competition in Higher Education: Trends, Strategies, and Tensions. CIES Western Regional Conference, UCLA.
  • Bagley, S.S. (April, 2009). Developing Lifelong Learning Habits in High School: The Role of Authentic Assessment Methods. Presented at the 2009 AERA Conference in San Diego, California.
  • Bagley, S.S. (March 2009). Community-Based Folk High Schools in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark.  A panel presentation at the 2009 Comparative and International Educiation Society Conference in Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Bagley, S.S. (March, 2008). Students, Teachers, and Alternative Assessment: Relational Models in High School. Presented at the 2008 AERA Conference in New York City, New York.
  • Bagley, S.S. (March, 2008). Assessment as a Reflection of Academic Identity in High School. Presented at the 2008 AERA Conference in New York City, New York.
  • Dhanatya, C.; Kawano, M.S.; and Stralberg, S.  (Oct., 2006).  What is College Like in Turkey or Ghana? The Need for Shared Information on Higher Education Systems and Institutions Around the World. Panel presentation at the 2006 Western Regional Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society in Fremont, California.
  • Stralberg, S.  (Apr, 2006).  Alternative Assessment in High School: How Students Respond to Narrative Evaluations and Portfolio Assessment.  Presented at the 2006 AERA Conference in San Francisco, CA. 
  • Stralberg, S.  (Apr, 2006).  The Rhetoric of Alternative Assessment: Emphasizing Growth, Personalization, and Dialectical Exchange.  Presented at the 2006 AERA Conference in San Francisco, California. 
  • Jacob, J.; Rust, V.; Stralberg, S.; Toutant, L.; and Wells, T. (Mar, 2006).  The Center for International & Development Education at UCLA: Promoting Research, Collaboration, and Academic Opportunities for Graduate Students.  A panel presentation at the 2006 Comparative and International Education Society Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Stralberg, S.  (Mar, 2006).  Relational Models Between Teachers and Students: A Cross-Cultural Analysis.  Presented at the 2006 Comparative and International Education Society Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii. 
  • Portnoi, L., Rust, V., Stralberg, S., Toutant, L., and Zhang, H.  (Sept, 2005).  Internationalization of the University: Learning to Live Together in a Globalized World.  A panel presentation at the Western Regional Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society in British Columbia, Vancouver. 
  • Stralberg, S.  (Sept, 2005).  Making a Difference in the World: A High School Curriculum for Global Citizens.  Presented at the Western Regional Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society in British Columbia, Vancouver. 
  • Guevara, E., Share, J., & Stralberg, S.  (Feb, 2004).  A Question of Voice: Moving from Object to Subject.  An original video presentation at the Paolo Freire Conference, UCLA (Los Angeles).

COMMUNITY PRESENTATIONS AND FACILITATION

  • (April 2019). Co-facilitator of 6th annual Teacher Leadership Congress at the American Education Research Association (AERA) Conference in Toronto, Ontario. 
  • (April 2018). Co-facilitator of 6th annual Teacher Leadership Congress at the American Education Research Association (AERA) Conference in New York City, NY. 
  • (April 2017). Co-facilitator of 5th annual Teacher Leadership Congress at the American Education Research Association (AERA) Conference in San Antonio, TX. 
  • Bagley, S.S. (February 6, 2016). The art and science of mentoring. Keynote talk for the UW School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine Annual Faculty Retreat.
  • Bagley, S.S. (May 13, 2015). Quality, Rankings, and Excellence: A Critical Perspective on the Global Higher Education Landscape. Presentation in UW COE EDLPS 594: Globalization and Internationalization of Higher Education.
  • Bagley, S.S. (May 29, 2014). Pedagogies of Professional Education: What Coaches Need. Presentation in UW COE EDC&I 495A: Pedagogies of Professional Education in UW Programs. 
  • Bagley, S.S. (November 29, 2012). Online Learning Pedagogy: Creating Meaningful Learning Opportunities for Teachers. Panel member for Brown Bag Presentation, UW’s College of Education.
  • Bagley, S.S. (November 16, 2011). Host and coordinator: Community screening at MSMC of the documentary American Teacher (2011).
  • Bagley, S.S., Johnston, C., and Tochluk, S. (August 17, 2011). Going Hybrid Online: Best Practices. Presented at MSMC’s Title V Graduate Faculty Development Day.
  • Bagley, S.S. (August 13, 2011). Classroom Engagement Strategies. Presented at MSMC’s Faculty Development Workshop: Secrets of Successful Professors.
  • Bagley, S.S. (July 23, 2011). Are We Failing Our Kids? The Need for Education Reform. Panel Moderator for MSMC Summer Leadership Institute.
  • Bagley, S.S. (March 16, 2010). Competition Phenomenon in Higher Education. Presentation for MSMC’s Meeting of the Minds: Scholarly Interests, Projects, and Accomplishments.
  • Bagley, S.S. (September 23, 2009). Host and coordinator of panel presentation at MSMC: “Passion and Purpose: Teachers Leading the Way”.

COURSES TAUGHT

University of Washington (2012 - present)

  • EDC&I 525: Teacher Learning and School Change: Teacher Leadership in Today's Schools
  • EDC&I 526: Inside Teacher Communities: Building Authentic Professional Communities
  • EDC&I 552: Coaching and Mentoring Adult Learners (fully online course)
  • EDC&I 600: Master of Instructional Leadership Seminars
  • EDC&I 553: Collecting, Interpreting, and Using Data for School Improvement (fully online course)

Mount St. Mary's College (2007-2012):

  • EDU 200: Research Methods
  • EDU 241: Effective Practices for Coaching and Mentoring Teachers
  • EDU 289: Supporting Educational Equity and Access for English Learners
  • EDU 296A and 296B: Masters Project Seminar
  • EDU 253: Language Competence and Education
  • EDU 225A: Assessment in Teacher Development
  • EDU 225D: Portfolio Development and Analysis

National University: Master of Education Crosscultural Teaching Program (2008)

  • TED 666: The Cultural Foundations of Linguistics
  • TED 667: Diversity and Change: A Critical Pedagogy

University of California at Los Angeles: Teacher Education Program (2007)

  • EDU 409: Language Acquisition, Structure, and Use

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Comparative and International Education Society (CIES)
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • University of Washington Distinguished Teaching Award Nominee: 
    • 2017-2018
    • 2019-2020
  • Second Place Winner: CIES HESIG Best Book Award (for co-edited volume Higher education, policy, and the global competition phenomenon; Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) 
  • MSMC Professional Development Grants (conference attendance) (2009-2012)
  • MSMC Title V Technology Grant (2010-12)
  • MSMC Program Enhancement Grant (Technology Consultant) (2010)
  • UCLA Dissertation Year Fellowship (2006-07)
  • UCLA Year of Engagement Fellowship (2004-5)
  • UCSC: College Honors and Highest Honors in Major (1998)

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COLLABORATIONS

  • Lynden and Meridian School Districts (Teacher Leadership Certificate Program, 2015-Present)
  • Northshore School District (Teacher Leadership core courses, 2014-Present)
  • Kent School District (Teacher Leadership core courses, 2014-Present)
  • Seattle Teacher Residency Program (Mentor Development, 2013-Present)
  • University of Washington College of Education (Coaches Development, 2014-Present)

UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Volunteer Instructor, University Beyond Bars (Winter 2018-present)
  • Co-(Vice) Chair, Kenmore Elementary PTA (Fall, 2015-present) 
  • Member, UW COE Technology Task Force (2015-present)
  • Member, UWEO Workplace Learning & Professional Development Advisory Board (2014-2015)
  • UW doctoral committee member for Maries Huening, Natalie Pullen, Katie Kuhl, and Mike Mahoney (2015-present) 
  • UW doctoral committee member for Kjell Stroomer-Rowe (2014-2015) 
  • Facilitator of UW COE coaches trainings: August and December, 2014 
  • Co-facilitator of professional development sessions for Seattle Teacher Residency Mentors: 2013-2014
  • Member, Los Angeles Teacher Prep High School Quality Review Team (Spring, 2011)
  • Member, MSMC Education Dept. Search Committee (Director of Special Education) (Spring 2011)
  • Acting chair, MSMC Institutional Review Board (IRB) (Spring 2011)
  • Graduate Mentor, MSMC Title V Grant (2010-2012)
  • Member, MSMC Academic Technology Advisory Group (2009-2012)
  • Member, MSMC Institutional Review Board (IRB) (2009-2012)
  • Community board member, L.A. Teacher Prep (LATP) Pilot High School (2010-2012)
  • Mentor, UCLA’s Graduate Student SSCE Peer Mentoring Program (2004-2007)
  • Volunteer, School on Wheels (tutoring for homeless students) (2004-2005)