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 and Language Arts
Master's in Administration and Supervision
National College of Education
- Teacher preparation
- Professional standards for educators
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M.Ed. in Elementary Education Master of Education
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