Initial Administrator License (IAL) - Faculty
Faculty members for the Initial Administrator License Program are chosen for their leadership experience and academic background. Administrators from participating school districts, administrative mentors, and Portland State University faculty collaborate in the design and delivery of this program to assure that instruction is timely, informed, relevant, and practical given the challenges of contemporary school district administration.
Darin Drill, J.D., has taught School Law and Negotiation, Collective Bargaining and Mediation at PSU and Lewis and Clark College. He currently serves in the Cascade School District as the Superintendent of Schools. Drawing on his experiences in teaching junior and senior high students, acting as head coach, an assistant high school principal, high school principal, human resources director, and director of secondary education, Drill shares ideas and successes in education with students in the program. Drill states, “ I believe that school administrators can make the difference between an outstanding school and just a regular school. They can provide leadership and direction in tough times; they provide hope and inspiration to staff and students, and they create perfect conditions in schools that bring about high levels of learning. In short, they are the creators of miracles.”
Susan Carlile, MA, is currently serving as the IAL and CAL Program Coordinator. She retired from the Tigard-Tualatin School District as the director of curriculum and instruction. Under her leadership, the school district was awarded a major grant for school change at the high school level. She has been a high school principal, a middle school principal and a coach for administrators in metro area districts. She currently serves as President of the Oregon Professors of Educational Administration (ORPEA) and is actively engaged in the Oregon Leaders Network (OLN). email@example.com
Moti Hara, PhD, ELP faculty and associate professor, comes to us from UCLA’s doctoral program in Advanced Quantitative Methods in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. His main areas of research interest include the application of advanced statistical methods particularly in the analysis of longitudinal data, multi-site evaluation studies, and application of Bayesian statistics. In his role at PSU, he teaches ELP 511 Principles of Educational Research Data and research methods for doctoral students. firstname.lastname@example.org
Deborah Peterson, EdD, is a member of the ELP faculty and Portland East Cohort leader. Her research focuses on educational leadership for equity, with particular interest in schools successful with bilingual, bicultural youth; school and community partnerships that support academic achievement; social service support for academic achievement in high poverty communities; and change leadership for equity in school systems. email@example.com
Amy Petti, EdD, is an associate professor in PSU's Educational Leadership and Policy Department, and the former Coordinator for Elementary Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment at North Clackamas School District. She has been a classroom teacher, reading and media specialist, and elementary principal. She has over 25 years experience in literacy instruction. Want to know what a lab site is? Ask Dr. Petti. She is investigating ways to bring teachers, pre-service teachers, coaches, principals, and faculty together in a shared practice called a 'lab-site' where everyone is learning. Petti not only actively teaches, but researches and publishes articles about education in Oregon. Learn more about lab sites in Petti’s article in JSD, a peer-reviewed journal. firstname.lastname@example.org
Robin Stoutt MS, co-teaches the Mid Willamette Valley (Salem) Cohort of the IAL Program with Darin Drill in the Graduate School of Education at Portland State University. Robin is currently employed as the Perrydale School District Superintendent in Amity, Oregon. She brings 33 years of experience as an educator to PSU. Her career as an elementary principal, middle school principal, instructional computing specialist, curriculum director, and a classroom teacher gives her an opportunity to use her education and experience to lead today’s aspiring, young administrators in the PSU IAL cohort. email@example.com