Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Welcome to Action Research EA 1256

First and foremost, congratulations on your sensational initiative, enthusiasm, and effort to develop your action research plan. As promised, we are trying to help support your action research project, along with assisting your internship experiences, and we have created a Faculty Intern/Action Research Blog for your particular section in this course.

With your Faculty Intern/Action Research Section Blog, you can post your blog address and share comments about the progress of your action research and your internship, and this will provide a location for faculty members assigned to your group to support your progress in your research and in the program.

We plan to have a faculty member assigned to your section by mid-September, so be sure to check this Blog and add it to your blog links. We believe this will continue to be an important source for sharing your action research and receive valuable feedback from our faculty.

We will continue to revise and refine the large Faculty Action Research Blog where we have identified 10 topic areas. We are trying to find the best means of sharing your action research progress while you review how others are pursuing their similar action research projects. We will be sending information to you regarding our revision of this topical blog!

Please create a new post
• sign in and share your Action Research blog name and blog address
• provide your frequently used email address and a contact telephone number
• provide an email address, and if possible, telephone number for your site supervisor(s)

Your section faculty member will use this Faculty Intern/Action Research Section Blog to communicate with you as you continue your work on your action research plan and your internship. The faculty member will be using a variety of means (e.g., Web Conferences, emails, telephone calls, Skype, etc.) to continually communicate with you, and periodically to communicate with your site supervisor(s) to discuss your progress in the internship, implementing the action research plan, and overall suggestions regarding the Leadership preparation program.

We will expect you to post on this blog once a week and this will be the location for you to communicate to the assigned faculty member who will be making sure that you are completing all of the work in the internship as well as assist you with the action research! Please note that we are also asking you to grant permission to us to share your Action Research blog information with other faculty and doctoral students. We assure you none of your research will be shared or published without your participation and consent. If data from the action research project and program evaluation are used, confidentiality will be maintained. And as we have emphasized, you are participating in laboratories of leadership and learning, and we will work with you to help you prepare submissions to present and/or publish your action research project, findings and recommendations to professional associations (e.g., Texas Association of School Administrators – TASA; Texas Association of Secondary School Principals – TASSP; Texas Elementary Principal and Supervisors Association – TEPSA; Texas ASCD; Texas Council on Staff Development; International Society for Technology in Education, ISTE; and specialized associations – Bilingual, G/T, Special Education).

Remember, the faculty assigned to your section will be available to assist you with some of the policy and procedure issues, and please ask for guidance. If you cannot reach the assigned faculty, feel free to contact any of the professors listed below since we are all familiar with the action research course and internship.

Wishing you the very best!
Dr. Steve Jenkins, Dr. Elvis Arterbury, Dr. Gary Martin, Dr. Kay Abernathy, Dr. Lu Stephens, Cindy Cummings, and other faculty who will be working with this follow-up initiative


  1. My blog address is and the Action Research blog name is Called to Action--Research

    I can be reached at the following email addresses:

    My personal Cell 832-754-8182
    Home 281-861-9323

    Supervisor: Kathy Rachal, Assistant Principal ; 832-484-6400

    I look forward to collaborating.

    Warm regards,
    Terri Ferrell

  2. @terri - your blog address is not working

  3. I've been trying to post for a couple of days now, so hope this works...

    My blog, titled Thompson Takes Action can be accessed through

    I can be reached through the following emails:

    I prefer to not leave my phone numbers here, since my home number is unlisted and I'm not comfortable leaving my cell number. However, the la_thomps email above does come through to my cell, so I respond to it regularly.

    My site supervisor is the principal on my campus, Julie Sheriff. Her email is and the school number is 469-713-5187.

    Looking forward to working with all of you!

    ~Laurie Thompson

  4. The name of my blog is Action Research...Creating Change!
    You can find my blog at:

    You can reach me by e-mail at:

    My phone number is 936-674-8211.

    My site supervisor is Kathy Jost, Principal at Brandon Elementary School.
    She can be reached at 936-632-5513. Her e-mail is

    I look forward to learning with you!

    April Sebesta

  5. My blog is Lights...Camera...Action Research!

    My contact info:
    817-299-4374 work
    817-845-6491 cell

    I'm very fortunate to have two site supervisors:
    Jan North, Director of Instructional Technology, 817-299-4380

    Doug Brubaker, Asst. Superintendent of Tech Dev, 817-299-1980

    Looking forward to learning with you all!

    Ashley Coffman

  6. My blog is Smooth Moves

    My contact information:

    My site supervisor is Margaret Swope, Director of Lamar Early Childhood Development Center

    Looking forward to an exciting adventure!
    Sheli Wells

  7. My blog is titled Leah Randall's action research

    My contact information:

    My Site Supervisor is Karyn Cummings, Poteet High School Principal
    972-882-5300 x5301

    Looking forward to learning from one another and collaborating on the research!
    Leah Randall

  8. Leslie's Action Research Site

  9. My blog is titled Time to Take Action

    contact information:

    Site Supervisors include:
    Valerie Nelson, Principal
    Leslie Feinglas, Assistant Principal
    William Marshall, Assistant Principal

    Wilkinson Middle School
    Mesquite ISD

    Good luck to all,
    Konni Hughes