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Kimberly Kappler-Hewitt

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

Dr. Kimberly Kappler Hewitt taught in Atlanta, Georgia, where she was selected as a Georgia Honor Teacher. She served as a principal for six years and district administrator for seven years in the areas of curriculum and instruction; professional development; data and accountability; new teacher induction and mentoring; and gifted services. She was President of OhioASCD in 2010-2011 and a 2010 ASCD Emerging Leader. Dr. Hewitt teaches instructional leadership, data use, qualitative methods, and statistics and basic quantitative methods. Dr. Hewitt’s research focuses on instructional leadership, particularly the ethical and efficacious use of educational data and sustaining educational reform.

Scholarly & Professional Keywords:

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

Selected Publications:


Link to Dr. Hewitt’s CV

*Hewitt, K. K. (2015). Educator evaluation policy that incorporates EVAAS value-added measures: Undermined intentions and exacerbated inequities. Educational Policy Analysis Archives, 23(76), 1-49. Retrieved from http://epaa.asu.edu/ojs/article/view/1968. Associated video commentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Szv35NbMa_I

*Hewitt, K. K., Journell, W., & Zilonka, R. (2015). What the flip: Impact of flipped instruction on self-regulated learning. International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments, 2(4), 303-325. doi: 10.1504/IJSMILE.2014.067638

*Hewitt, K. K., & Chopin, S. L. (2015). Data-Based personnel decisions: Baker Middle’s Intensive Support List. Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership.

*Peck, C., Hewitt, K. K., Mullen, C. A., Lashley, C. A., Eldridge, J. A., & Douglas, T. M. O. (2015). Digital youth in brick and mortar schools: Examining the complex interplay among students, technology, education, and change. Teachers College Record, 117(6), 1-58.

*Hewitt, K. K., Davis, A., Lashley, C. (2014). Transformational and transformative leadership in an innovative partnership-based leadership preparation program. Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 9(3), 225-253. doi: 10.1177/1942775114552329

Hewitt, K. K., Hodge, E. M., Childers-McKee, C., & Schuhler, R. C. (Eds.). (2013). Postcards from the schoolhouse: Practitioner scholars examine contemporary issues in instructional leadership. Ypsilanti, MI: NCPEA Press.

Hewitt, K. K. & Weckstein, D. K. (2011). Differentiation is an expectation: A leader’s guide to building a culture of differentiation. Larchmont, NY: Routledge.