Susan Carlile


Susan Carlile has over 50 years of experience in K-12 education as a teacher, middle and high school principal, director of curriculum and Instruction for a large, suburban school district near Portland, Oregon. As a professor of practice and program lead for the Educational Leadership and Policy Program, she has facilitated the leadership development of over 600 school leaders, received 18 grants for her work, and presented and published in dozens of state, national and international forums of leadership, including collaborating with change leadership researchers, Antony Bryk, Louis Gomez and Paul LeMahieu, Improvement Science experts. Susan Carlile has a BA in English and Fine Arts from the University of California, Berkeley, an MA in Curriculum and Instruction and leadership certification from the University of Oregon and graduate work in education at the University of Washington and Harvard University. Most recently, her research has focused on examining the issues facing women in leadership positions and strategies for navigating the workplace to ensure gender, racial, ethnic, linguistic and socio-economic equity in education.

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