Dr. Leanne Ketterlin Geller

Ph.D., University of Oregon

Courses taught:
Academic Leadership in Math and Science;
Academic Leadership for Special Populations

Experience in the field:
4 years as a high school science teacher;
Trained as a school leader but not served

Mathematics education;
Applied measurement and assessment;
Data informed decision making;
Supporting all students through implementation of multi-tiered systems of support;
Testing and instructional accommodations for students with disabilities, universal design for assessment;
STEM education

The best part about being involved in ASLP is the wonderful and committed students who want to make a positive change in the lives of students and have courage to change systems.

Dr. Watt Lesley Black, Jr.

Ph.D., Educational Administration and Political Science, University of North Texas

Courses Taught:
Summer workshop;
Legal and Ethical Issues;
Student Culture, Personnel, World Languages/Social Studies;
Special Populations;

Experience in the field:
7 years as a teacher in Garland ISD;
15 years as an administrator in CFB (7 years as high school assistant/associate principal, 8 as middle school principal)

School law and policy;
Student and teacher First Amendment rights;
Cyber-speech issues;
Equal protection;
Issues of diversity;

The best part of being involved with ASLP is, without a doubt, the students — whose commitment to service and learning is a source of inspiration and energy. It is incredibly gratifying to feel as if we at SMU have played some small part in helping them launch a new phase in their professional lives.

Dr. Gail Hartin

Clinical Professor, Program Director and Co-Founder

Courses taught:

Leading with Values;
Organizational Behavior;
Leading Organizational Change;
Leadership Development Coaching;
Field Studies 1, 2, 3

B.A., Spanish and French, SUNY at Fredonia;
M.Ed., Foreign Language Instruction, SUNY at Buffalo;
C.A.S., Educational Administration and Supervision, Syracuse University;
Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of North Texas

Experience in the field:
15 years as a teacher, Spanish and French;
2 years as assistant principal;
15 years as a principal;
12 years at SMU

Character Development;
Social-Emotional Learning;
Leadership Coaching;
Organizational Change

After 44 years in the education profession, Dr. Hartin will retire in May and will continue to be involved in mentoring ASLP alumni.

It is a joy to see our students expand their impact from the classroom level to the school and district level by becoming courageous, visionary school leaders.