Kimberly Kappler-Hewitt

Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations (ELC) Department 

Associate Professor
Email: kkhewitt@uncg.edu
Office: 164 Dixon Building, North Campus

Research Interest

Leadership preparation; instructional leadership, defensible data use, curriculum and instruction, sustaining change in schools, student growth models, value-added, qualitative methodology, quantitative methodology, mixed methods

Education

  • Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Miami University
  • M.Ed. in Secondary English Education, Vanderbilt University
  • B.S. in English and Philosophy, Vanderbilt University

Biography

Dr. Kimberly Kappler Hewitt serves as director for the Principal Preparation for Excellence and Equity in Rural Schools (PPEERS) program, which involves a partnership with 10 rural districts. The program has been awarded $5.3 million (2016-2022) in grant funding from the North Carolina Alliance for School Leadership Development.

Dr. Hewitt received the 2016 UNCG School of Education Distinguished Researcher Award and was a 2015 UNCG Faculty Excellence in Research and Creative Activity Honoree. Dr. Hewitt teaches instructional leadership, data use, qualitative methods, and internship classes, and her research focuses on leadership preparation; instructional leadership, equity and social justice, and sustaining reform.

Link to Dr. Hewitt’s CV

Publications

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Irby, B. J., Boswell, J., Hewitt, K. K., Jeong, S., & Pugliese, E. (2019). Editorial. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 27(1), 1-4, doi: 10.1080/13611267.2019.1586304.

Jeong, S., Irby, B. J., Pugliese, E., Boswell, J., & Hewitt, K. K. (2018) Editor’s overview: Exploring mentoring relationships of various populations. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 26(5), 477-481, doi: 10.1080/13611267.2018.1561383.

Hewitt, K. K. (2018). Principal as effective data leader: From research to practice. In S. Bingham, P. Egelson, & K. Sanzo (Eds.) Research-based instructional practices of effective principals. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Hewitt, K. K., Schmidt-Davis, J., & Davis, A. (2018). Germinating, growing, and renewing a district-university partnership to prepare rural school leaders. In M. Reardon & J. Leonard (Eds.) Innovation and Implementation in Rural Places: School-University-Community Collaboration in Education. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Hewitt, K. K., & Reitzug, U. (2017). A Faustian bargain: The myth of school turnaround based solely on test scores. In C. Meyers & M. Darwin (Eds.), Enduring myths of school turnaround. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Irby, B. J., Lynch, J., Boswell, J., & Hewitt, K. K. (2017) Mentoring as professional development (editorial). Mentoring and Tutoring: Partnerships in Learning, 25(1), 1-4.

*Reitzug, U., & Hewitt, K. K. (2017). The tensions of “strong” principal leadership: Examining the leadership of a successful turnaround principal. Journal of School Leadership, 27(4).

Hewitt, K. K. (2016). Axes of difference and areas of inquiry in mentoring and tutoring (editorial). Mentoring and Tutoring: Partnerships in Learning, 24(3).

Hewitt, K. K., & Amrein-Beardsley, A. (2016). At the Intersection of Policy and Practice: The Use of Student Growth Measures for Educator Accountability. In K. K. Hewitt & A. Amrein-Beardsley (Eds.), Student growth measures in policy and practice–Intended and unintended consequences of high-stakes teacher evaluations. New York, NY: Palgave Macmillan.

Hewitt, K. K., & Amrein-Beardsley, A. (2016). Might the Tidal Wave Recede? Considering the Future of Student Growth Measures in Teacher Accountability. In K. K. Hewitt & A. Amrein-Beardsley (Eds.), Student growth measures in policy and practice–Intended and unintended consequences of high-stakes teacher evaluations. New York, NY: Palgave Macmillan.

Hewitt, K. K., & Amrein-Beardsley, A. (Eds.). (2016). Student growth measures in policy and practice–Intended and unintended consequences of high-stakes teacher evaluations. New York, NY: Palgave Macmillan. http://vamboozled.com/new-book-student-growth-measures-sgms-in-educational-policy-and-practice/

*Kirkman, C., McNees, H., Stickl, J., Banner, J.H., & Hewitt, K.K. (2016). Crossing the suspension bridge: Navigating the road from school suspension to college success. Journal of Organizational and Educational Leadership.