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Applied Leadership for Teaching & LearningPhoenix Rising

Resum - Linda Tabers-Kwak, Ph.D.


2000 Loyola University – Chicago, Ph.D. Leadership, Administration & Supervision

Dissertation: “Leadership: Power and Authority - An Analysis

      Of Five Shakespearean Characters Lear, Julius Caesar, Richard III,

      Othello, and Hamlet”

      Certification: Illinois Type 75 Administrative Grades K-12, #1597974  

1994 Northeastern Illinois University - Chicago

      M.A. English

      Concentration: Literature & Composition

1993 University of South Florida – Tampa

      M.A. English Education

      Concentration: Curriculum and Instruction

      Certification: Florida Secondary English Grades 6-12, #541798

1976 Barat College – Lake Forest, Illinois

       B.A. English

      Certification: Illinois Type 03 Elementary Grades K-9, #01096023

      Certification: Illinois Type 09 High School Grades 6-12, #01096024


Additional coursework:

1995 Aurora University – Illinois

      Cyberspace I and Access to Internet Technology

      Certification:  Trainer of trainers for District 128 Technology Team

1985 Edison Community College – Ft. Myers, Florida

      Speech, Teaching Creative Writing, and Radio/TV Productions

      Assistant Professor of Education

University of Wisconsin - Green Bay, Fall 2000-Present


Full-time, tenure track faculty responsibilities include teaching graduate and undergraduate

courses in the Professional Program in Education. Undergraduate responsibilities include instruction for introductory-level writing/educational inquiry courses, language arts methods, and adolescent literature.  Graduate faculty responsibilities include instruction for select

courses in the Master’s of Science in Applied Leadership  (MSAL) program.  Supervision

of student teachers in elementary and secondary school settings and program advising are included as additional faculty responsibilities.


Literature/Composition Instructor and District Level Administrator, Fall 1989-

Libertyville/Vernon Hills High School District 128, Libertyville, Illinois, Summer 2000

Full time, tenured faculty member and district-level administrator duties including classroom instruction in English and the Public Relations and Personnel duties for the school district.

I also served as a mentor teacher to newly hired faculty and worked with several student teachers from area colleges and universities.

As school newspaper advisor, my classes attended two national journalism conferences and won Best of Show Awards for newspaper journalism (JEA).

As school literary magazine advisor, my club received the Governor’s Award for Excellence in a school literary magazine and the NCTE Award for design and layout.


Adjunct Writing Instructor, Fall 1988-Spring 1990

College of Lake County, Grayslake, Illinois

Reading /Writing Instructor , Fall 1988-Spring1990

Woodland Junior High, Gages Lake, Illinois

English/Writing Instructor, Fall 1983-Spring 1988, Collier County Public Schools, Naples, Florida

Crew Management Analyst/Latin American Inflight Services May 1982-July 1983, Eastern Airlines, Inc., Miami, Florida

Supervisor of International Flight AttendantsNovember 1977-May 1982

Braniff International Airlines, Miami, Florida



·        UWGB Faculty Senate 2002-2004

·        Co-President Elect, Greater Bayland Reading Council 2002-2004

·        Editor, Greater Bayland Reading Council Newsletter 2002-2003

·        UWGB Institute for Learning Partnership, Board of Directors 2000-Present

·        PDC Review Board, Institute for Learning Partnership 2000-Present

·        Grant Township Trustee – 1996

·        Professional Program in Education Graduate Faculty 2000-Present



¨      Search and Screen: Comp/Generalist 2001

¨      Search and Screen: PDC Coordinator 2002

¨      Search and Screen: Admissions/Student Teaching Coordinator 2002

¨      Search and Screen: Mathematics Education 2003

¨      Search and Screen: Red Smith Building Principal (2003)

¨      Professional Program in Education - Admissions: 2001-Present

¨       Educational Change 2002

¨       Phuture Phoenix 2002-Present

¨       New ERA 2003



Tabers-Kwak, L. (2000). A public relations calendar for the first-year superintendent.

The Journal of Educational Relations, 21(2), 20-27.


Tabers-Kwak, L. & Kaufman, T. (2002). Shakespeare through the lens of a new age. English Journal, 92(1),



Tabers-Kwak, L. (2002). Sachar fills the holes in a language arts curriculum. California English, 8(2), 18-20.


Tabers-Kwak, L. (1998). Hometown Leadership Essay Award. Township Officials of Illinois.



Ragan, P., Schaal, R. & Tabers-Kwak, L. (2003). Fort Howard Elementary Early Literacy Program: Institute for Learning Partnership Grant Award


Tabers-Kwak, L. & Grant Township Board (1996). Field of Dreams: $200,000 matching funds grant from the

Illinois Department of National Resources to build a recreational center in Unincorporated Grant

Township, Ingleside, Illinois. 


Community Activities

¨      Greater Bayland Reading Council – Public Relations Committee Chair (2002)

¨      Data Retreat Committee: Fort Howard Elementary School (2002)

¨      Golden Apple Awards Essay Reviewer (2001-2002; 2002-2003)

¨      Martin Luther King Student Poetry and Essay Contest Judge (2001-Present)

¨      Red Smith Building Council (2002-2003)



¨      National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

¨      Illinois Association of Teachers of English (IATE)

¨      Wisconsin Association of Teachers of English (WATE)

¨      International Reading Association (IRA)

¨      Wisconsin State Reading Association (WSRA)

¨      Greater Bayland Reading Council (GBRC)


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