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Bill Gillespie

Lecturer
Inst For Prof Studies In Educ
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

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Specialty area(s)

Pre-K-12 School Principal, Caring (The Ethic of Care) School Leadership, and Teacher Education through Professional Development

Brief biography

My experiences as an instructor in Higher Education include teaching at the Institute for Professional Studies in Education (IPSE) - Department of Educational Leadership Studies, (IPSE) Masters of Education - Professional Development, and in the School of Education - Department of Educational Studies at UW-L. I have also taught in the Education Department at Ave Maria University in Ave Maria, Florida, and in the Student Success Department at Florida Southwestern State College In Naples, Florida. I also served the Menasha School District in Menasha, Wisconsin for twenty-five years as an elementary school principal, district summer school administrator, district mathematics coordinator, elementary school teacher, and science program support teacher. I am proud of the work I have done to enrich the lives of students and the communities I serve. I look forward to helping you become a dynamic teacher and/or principal as we embark on this journey of learning together.

Current courses at UWL

  • Fall 2022 EDU 767 Data-based Decision Making for Instruction, UW La Crosse

    Fall 2022 EDU 766 Principalship, UW La Crosse

    Summer 2022 EDU 773 Practicum in the Principalship & Seminar, UW La Crosse

    Summer 2022 EDU 766 Principalship, UW La Crosse

    Spring 2022  EDU 773 Practicum in the Principalship & Seminar, UW La Crosse

    Spring 2022 EDU 771 School Finance and Resource Allocation, UW La Crosse

Education

Undergraduate, Master's, and Ph.D. - Marian University, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

Career

Teaching history

  • Fall 2022 EDU 767 Data-based Decision Making for Instruction, UW La Crosse

    Fall 2022 EDU 766 Principalship, UW La Crosse

    Summer 2022 EDU 773 Practicum in the Principalship & Seminar, UW La Crosse

    Summer 2022 EDU 766 Principalship, UW La Crosse

    Spring 2022  EDU 773 Practicum in the Principalship & Seminar, UW La Crosse

    Spring 2022 EDU 771 School Finance and Resource Allocation, UW La Crosse

     

    Fall 2021 EDU 769 Leadership and Cultural Competence, UW La Crosse

    Fall 2021 EDU 770 School Law, UW La Crosse

    Fall 2021 EDU 771 School Finance and Resource Allocation, UW La Crosse

    Fall 2021 EDU 772 Inclusive Pedagogical Practices I, UW La Crosse

    Summer 2021 EDU 767 Data-based Decision Making for Instruction, UW La Crosse

    Summer 2021 EDU 769 Leadership and Cultural Competence, UW La Crosse

    Spring 2021 EDU 766 Principalship, UW La Crosse

    Spring 2021 EDU 767 Data-based Decision Making for Instruction, UW La Crosse

    Spring 2021 EDU 773 Practicum in the Principalship & Seminar, UW La Crosse

     

    Fall 2020 EDS 203 Teachers, School, and Society

    Fall 2020 EDU 766 Principalship, UW La Crosse

    Fall 2020 EDU 771 School Finance and Resource Allocation, UW La Crosse

    Summer 2020 EDU 769 Leadership and Cultural Competence, UW La Crosse

    Summer 2020 EDU 773 Practicum in the Principalship & Seminar, UW La Crosse

    Spring 2020 EDU 771 School Finance and Resource Allocation, UW La Crosse

    Spring 2020 EDU 774 Curriculum and Leadership, UW La Crosse

    Spring 2020 Online 8 Masters in Education in Professional Development, UW La Crosse

     

    Fall 2019 EDS 203 School, Society, and Teachers, UW La Crosse

    Fall 2019 EDU 769 Leadership and Cultural Competence, UW La Crosse

    Fall 2019 Online 8 Masters in Education in Professional Development, UW La Crosse

    Fall 2019 EDU 773 Practicum in the Principalship & Seminar, UW La Crosse

    Summer 2019 EDU 767 Data-based Decision Making for Instruction, UW La Crosse

    Summer 2019 EDU 771 School Finance and Resource Allocation, UW La Crosse

    Summer 2019 Online 8 Masters in Education in Professional Development, UW La Crosse

    Spring 2019 EDU 766 Principalship, UW La Crosse

    Spring 2019 EDU 769 Leadership and Cultural Competence, UW La Crosse

    Spring 2019 EDU 773 Practicum in the Principalship & Seminar, UW La Crosse

    Spring 2019 Online 8 Masters in Education in Professional Development, UW La Crosse

     

    Fall 2018 Democracy, Diversity, and Social Justice in Education (EDU754), University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Lecturer/ Director of Educational Leadership 

    Fall 2018 Educational Research (EDU744), University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Lecturer/ Director of Educational Leadership` 

    Fall 2018 Best Practice Pedagogy (EDU724), University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Lecturer/ Director of Educational Leadership 

    Fall 2018 Technology in Education (EDU714), University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Lecturer/

    Director of Educational Leadership 

    Fall 2018 Teacher Leadership (EDU764), University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Lecturer/ Director of

    Educational Leadership 

    Fall 2018 Data-Based Decision Making for Instruction (EDU 767), University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Lecturer/ Director of Educational Leadership. 

    Fall 2018 Teachers, Schools, and Society (EDS 203), University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Lecturer/ Director of Educational Leadership. 

    Fall 2018 First Year Seminar (UWL 100), Co-Teacher - University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Lecturer/ Director of Educational Leadership. 

    Summer 2018 Curriculum Development and Assessment (EDU734), University of Wisconsin La  Crosse, Lecturer/ Director of Educational Leadership 

    Summer 2018 Best Practice Pedagogy (EDU723), University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Lecturer/  Director of Educational Leadership 

    Summer 2018 Learning in Community (EDU704), University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Lecturer/

    Director of Educational Leadership.

    Summer 2018 Teacher Leadership (EDU763), University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Lecturer/ Director

    of Educational Leadership 

    Summer 2018 Educational Research (EDU743), University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Lecturer/ Director of Educational Leadership 

    Summer 2018 Democracy, Diversity, and Social Justice in Education (EDU753), University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Lecturer/ Director of Educational Leadership 

    Summer 2018 School Finance and Resource Allocation (EDU 771), University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Lecturer/Director of Educational Leadership. 

    Summer 2018 Principalship (EDU 766), University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Lecturer/Director of

    Educational Leadership. 

    Spring 2018 Curriculum Development and Assessment (EDU733), University of Wisconsin La

    Crosse, Lecturer/ Director of Educational Leadership 

    Spring 2018 Technology in Education (EDU713), University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Lecturer/

    Director of Educational Leadership 

    Spring 2018 Learning in Community (EDU703), University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Lecturer/ Director of Educational Leadership. 

    Spring 2018 Teacher Leadership (EDU662), University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Lecturer/ Director of

    Educational Leadership 

    Spring 2018 Educational Research (EDU642), University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Lecturer/ Director of Educational Leadership 

    Spring 2018 Leadership and Cultural Competency (EDU769), University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Lecturer/Director of Educational Leadership. 

    Spring 2018 Teachers, Schools, and Society (EDS 203), University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Lecturer/ Director of Educational Leadership. 

    Fall 2017 Democracy, Diversity, and Social Justice in Education (EDU652), University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Lecturer/ Director of Educational Leadership 

    Fall 2017 Educational Research (EDU641), University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Lecturer/ Director of Educational Leadership 

    Fall 2017 Curriculum Development and Assessment (EDU632), University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Lecturer/ Director of Educational Leadership 

    Fall 2017 Best Practice Pedagogy (EDU622), University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Lecturer/ Director of Educational Leadership 

    Fall 2017 Technology in Education (EDU612), University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Lecturer/

    Director of Educational Leadership 

    Fall 2017 Learning in Community (EDU602), University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Lecturer/ Director of Educational Leadership. 

    Fall 2017 Data-Based Decision Making for Instruction (EDU 767), University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Lecturer/ Director of Educational Leadership. 

    Fall 2017 Teachers, Schools, and Society (EDS 203), University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Lecturer/ Director of Educational Leadership. 

    Summer 2017 Teacher Leadership (EDU661), University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Lecturer/ Director of Educational Leadership 

    Summer 2017 Democracy, Diversity, and Social Justice in Education (EDU651), University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Lecturer/ Director of Educational Leadership 

    Summer 2017 Curriculum Development and Assessment (EDU631), University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Lecturer/ Program Director of Educational Leadership. 

    Summer 2017 Best Practice Pedagogy (EDU621), University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Lecturer/ Program Director of Educational Leadership.

    Summer 2017 Technology in Education (EDU611), University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Lecturer     Program Director of Educational Leadership. 

    Summer 2017 Learning in Community (EDU601), University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Lecturer/ Program Director of Educational Leadership. 

    Summer 2017 Principalship (EDU 766), University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Lecturer/ Program Director of Educational Leadership. 

    Spring 2017 Democracy, Diversity, and Social Justice in Education (EDU652), University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Lecturer/ Director of Educational Leadership 

    Spring 2017 Educational Research (EDU641), University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Lecturer/ Program Director of Educational Leadership. 

    Spring 2017 Curriculum Development and Assessment (EDU632), University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Lecturer/ Program/Director of Educational Leadership. 

    Spring 2017 Best Practice Pedagogy (EDU622), University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Lecturer/ Program Director of Educational Leadership. 

    Spring 2017 Technology in Education (EDU612), University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Lecturer/Program Director of Educational Leadership. 

    Spring 2017 Learning in Community (EDU602), University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Lecturer/Program Director of Educational Leadership. 

    Spring 2017 School Finance and Resource Allocation (EDU 771), University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Lecturer/Program Director of Educational Leadership. 

    Fall 2016 Teacher Leadership (EDU661), ), University of Wisconsin La Crosse,  Lecturer/Education Specialist. 

    Fall 2016 Democracy, Diversity, and Social Justice in Education (EDU651), University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Lecturer/ Director of Educational Leadership 

    Fall 2016 Curriculum Development and Assessment (EDU631), University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Lecturer/Education Specialist. 

    Fall 2016 Best Practice Pedagogy (EDU621), University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Lecturer/ Director of Educational Leadership 

    Fall 2016 Technology in Education (EDU611), ), University of Wisconsin La Crosse,  Lecturer/Education Specialist. 

    Fall 2016 Learning in Community (EDU601), ), University of Wisconsin La Crosse,  Lecturer/Education Specialist. 

    Fall 2016 Leadership and Cultural Competency (EDU769), University of Wisconsin La Crosse,

    Lecturer/Education Specialist. 

    Summer 2016 Cornerstone (SLS 1515), Academic Success , Florida SouthWestern State

    College, Instructor.

    Spring 2016 Cornerstone (SLS 1515), Academic Success, Florida SouthWestern State College. 3 sections, Instructor

     

    Fall 2015 Cornerstone (SLS 1515), Academic Success, Florida SouthWestern State College, 4 sections, Instructor. 

    Fall 2015 Teaching Mathematics in the Classroom (EDUC 380), Ave Maria University.

    Instructor. 

    Fall 2015 Teaching Science in the Classroom (EDUC 390), Ave Maria University. Instructor.

     

    Fall 2014 Teaching Mathematics in the Classroom (EDUC 380), Ave Maria University.  Instructor.

    Fall 2014 Teaching Science and Social Studies in the Classroom (EDUC 390), Ave Maria University. Instructor. 

    Spring 2014 Teaching Mathematics in the Classroom (EDUC 380), Teaching Science and Social

     

    Fall 2013 Classroom Management and Organization (EDUC 240), Ave Maria University.

    Studies in the Classroom (EDUC 390) Ave Maria University. Curriculum writer for new education

    major. Taught care theory and developmental disciple as a guest professor. 

Professional history

Higher Education Experience

University of Wisconsin, La Crosse - August 2016 - Current

Ave Maria University - Fall 2013 - Fall 2015

Florida Southwestern State College - Fall 2014 - Summer 2016

K-12 Administrative/Teaching Experience

  • Spring 2015 St. Andrew School: 6-8 Science Teacher – STEM Emphasis, Cape Coral, Fl. 
  • 2013/2014 Donahue Academy: Teacher Evaluator, K - 12 Substitute Teacher, Ave Maria, FL.
  • 2000/2011 Butte des Morts Elementary School: K - 5 Elementary School Principal, Menasha, WI.
  • 1994/2000 Menasha High School: PreK – 12 Summer School Coordinator, Menasha, WI. Planned, developed, and administered, the school districts summer school programs. 
  • 1994/2000 Clovis Grove Elementary School: K-5 District Mathematics Coordinator, Menasha, WI. Led staff development in mathematics, directed a textbook adoption process, and mentored teachers in mathematics lesson planning.
  • 1986/2000 Grade 4 Lead Science / Classroom Teacher. Clovis Grove Elementary School, Menasha School District, WI. 
  • 1978/1986 Grade 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 Classroom Teacher. Presentation Catholic School, North Fond du Lac, WI, Plymouth and Waupun Public School District, WI.
  • 1975/1978 School Age Director and Preschool Teacher. Salvation Army Child Care Center, Fond du Lac, WI.

Research and publishing

The Ethic of Care and Educational Leadership: The Caring School Principal – A Case Study, December, 2013

Care Theory and Its Implications for Education, September, 2008.

Wisconsin Teaching Today:

Is your Principal a Caring Principal? What is Caring Principal Leadership?, Spring 2018

Pedagogy of Care, Spring 2018

Poverty and Trauma is Causing School Principals to Rethink How They Lead, Spring 2018

Faculty Collaboration in an Online Setting, Fall 2017