Audrey Donaldson, Ed.D.
Senior Core Faculty,
Department of Leadership and Administration
Dr. Audrey Donaldson has served for 35 years in public education, and she is currently working as an educational consultant and a senior core faculty member. As the former chief officer for Chicago Public School’s Office of Teacher Recertification and Professional Standards, she was responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Illinois state teacher recertification guidelines for Chicago’s 28,000 teachers. Prior to this position, she served as an assistant superintendent for elementary education, a teacher, assistant principal, elementary school principal, and a high school principal.
As a consultant, Dr. Donaldson has conducted an independent evaluation of the tutorial programs offered in the U.S. Virgin Islands and continues to work in school districts across the country.
Dr. Donaldson is married and is the mother of two sons. She is actively involved in her church and is a member of several professional organizations. In her spare time, she enjoys reality television, movies, and the theater. Her ideal weekend includes a trip to New York to catch the most recent Broadway shows.
Doctorate in Educational Leadership
Nova Southeastern University
Bachelor's in English
Master's in Administration and Supervision
National College of Education
- Teacher preparation
- Professional standards for educators
Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction Doctor of Education
This customizable degree is designed to help you advance your understanding of a wide range of curriculum development and instructional methods that can improve teaching and learning in diverse educational settings.
Ed.D. in Instructional Technology Doctor of Education
This customizable degree is designed to help you advance your understanding of methods of instructional technology for a wide range of educational settings. Through a tailored approach to the dissertation process, you can complete the program in as little as three years.
Ed.D. in Leadership Doctor of Education
The Doctor of Education in Leadership program is designed to help you advance your leadership and research skills within your chosen discipline, whatever that may be. Through a tailored approach to the dissertation process, you can complete the program in as little as three years.
M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction Master of Education
This program provides PreK-12 educators with a thorough background of current scientific research and pedagogy to help them learn how students learn. It is designed around the “learn, apply, assess” model to maximize gains in student performance.
M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction for Graduates of the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Master of Education
M.Ed. in Educational Business Administration Master of Education
The Master of Education in Educational Business Administration program was designed for those who want to develop business and leadership skills in an educational setting. Framed by the standards from the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO), the program prepares strategic leaders for senior administrative positions in a variety of settings including public, charter, and private schools, as well as community colleges and other educational institutions or learning organizations.
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Master of Education
Designed to help you become a school principal, the Master of Education in Educational Leadership program will teach you to effectively lead, run, and manage a PreK-12 school.
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership for Graduates of the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction Master of Education
M.Ed. in Elementary Education Master of Education
Specifically designed for elementary teachers who wish to advance their expertise and skills, the Master of Education in Elementary Education degree will build on their current understanding of young students’ learning needs and introduce them to new ways of incorporating technology into the classroom.
M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership Master of Education
This degree is designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools to help other teachers reach their full potential. You’ll learn to interpret research on leadership models, teacher evaluation, and motivation, and use it to develop professional learning opportunities that promote continuous improvement
Certificate in Adult Education and Corporate Training Certificate
This certificate is designed to help you utilize teaching skills in an environment that requires professional development, team building, or training to improve personal, collaborative skills in adults. Theories of interaction are taught through experiential activities that you can apply to training opportunities.
Certificate in Leadership Certificate
This program is for graduate students who wish to develop their personal and professional leadership skills. This certificate provides leadership skill development that spans all disciplines, including education, nursing and other healthcare roles, administration and business.
Certificate in Teacher Leadership Certificate
Developed to enhance professional skills, this program provides an opportunity for teachers to learn how to support other teachers through learning how to help them reach their potential in teaching.
Micro-Credential in Leadership Micro-Credential
Leadership is more than managing tasks; it involves investing in individuals, pursuing effective policies and procedures to ensure an organization is successful. Enhancing personal and professional abilities and traits, this micro-credential identifies practices of exemplary leadership, asking students to engage in actions leading to change through shared vision, analyzing processes, and enabling others to reach their potential through shared modeling and advocacy. Leaders make a difference as they bring change.