Dana Bickmore is an assistant professor in the Educational Leadership Program at Louisiana State University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of George in 2005. Her research interests include the professional development of practicing principals, the principal’s role in induction, and principal leadership in charter and middle grades schools. She has presented internationally, nationally, and regionally on these topics, including presentations at Bejing Language and Culture University, the annual conferences of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), and National Middle School Association (NMSA). She has authored several articles related to induction and professional development, the most recent of which appeared in Teaching and Teacher Education, the Journal of School Leadership, and Research in Middle Level Education. Dr. Bickmore also spent 28 years in public schools where she served as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal, being named the National Association of Secondary School Principal’s Utah Principal of the Year. She also served in a large suburban school district as the associate superintendent of elementary schools and later as associate superintendent of professional development.
Bickmore, S. T., & Bickmore, D. L. (2010). Revealing the administrator’s role in the induction process: Novice teachers telling their stories. Journal of School Leadership, 20(4), 445-469.
Bickmore, D. L., & Bickmore, S. T. (2010). A multifaceted approach to teacher induction. Teaching and Teacher Education, 26(4), 1006-1014. doi:10.1016/j.tate.2009.10.043
Bickmore, D. L. (2010). Teams, not training. Prinicipal Leadership 10(4), 44-48.
Bickmore, D.L. (April, 2011). Professional Learning and Middle Grades Principal Practice: Is There a Connection? Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.
Bickmore, D.L. & Sulentic Dowel, M. M. (2010, October). Instructional leadership in charter schools: Barriers, obstacles, and hurdles. Paper presented at the University Council of Educational Administrators, New Orleans, LA.
Bickmore, D. L., & Bickmore, S. T., (2010, May). The Principal's Influence on Novice Teachers' Induction as Reported in Stories. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.
Bickmore, D.L., (2010, May). Current Methods for Training Principals for Schools in the United States. Non-refereed guest lecturer at the Bejing Language and Culture University. Bejing, China.
Selected Grants/Funded Projects
East Baton Rouge Parish School System (EBRPSS) and Louisiana State University-College of Education (LSU-COE) Professional Development Writing Initiative Partnership (PD-WIP), 2010-2011, (Co-Investigator) [$70,000]