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Dana Bickmore
Dana  L.  Bickmore 
Assistant Professor
Bachelor's Degree(s): Physical Education, University of Utah, 1977
Master's Degree: Physical Education, University of Utah, 1982
PhD: PhD, Middle Grades Education, University of Georgia, 2005
Phone: (225) 578-2256
Fax: (225) 578-9135
Office: 105 Peabody Hall

Biography

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 professional development, and principal leadership in charter and middle grades schools. She has presented internationally, nationally, and regionally on these topics, including presentations at Beijing 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). Dr. Bickmore 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.

Selected Publications

Bickmore, D. L. & Curry, J.R. (2013). Principals’ perceptions of novice school counsleor’ induction: An Afterthought. International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 8(2), 128-146.

 

Bickmore, D. L. (2013). The reciprocal relationship between effective professional development and the middle school concept. In P. G. Andrews (Ed.), Research to Guide Practice in Middle Grades Education (Vol. 4, pp. 717-749). Westerville, OH: National Middle School Association.

 

Bickmore, D.L., Bickmore, S. T. , & Raines, S.L. (2013). Alternative administrative certification: Socializing factors influencing program choice. International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 8(1), 1-22.

 

Bickmore, D.L. & Curry, J.R. (2013). The induction of school counselors: Meeting personal and professional needs. Mentor and Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 21(1), 6-27.

 

Bickmore, D. L., Bickmore, S.T. & Sulentic Dowell, M. M. (2013). Initiating a writing revolution in your school? Prinicipal Leadership, 13(5), 34-40.

 

Bickmore, D. L. (2012). Professional leaning experiences and school administrators:  Is there a connection? Professional Development in Education, 38(1), 95-112. doi:10.1080/19415257.2011.579004

 

Curry, J. R. & Bickmore, D. L. (2012). School counselor induction and the importance of mattering. Professional School Counseling, 15(3), 110-122. doi:10.5330/PSC.n.2012-15.110

 

Sulentic Dowell, M. M., Bickmore, D. L., & Hoewing, B. (2012). A framework for defining literacy leadership. Journal of Reading Education, 37(2), 7-15.

 

Bickmore, D. L. & Ridd, K. (2012). A case from the field: Literacy coaching in context – One district's story. In S. J. Zepeda, Professional development: What works, (2nd ed.) Larchmont, NY: Eye on Education.

 

Bickmore, D. L., & Sulentic Dowell, M. M. (2011). Concerns, use of time, and the intersections of leadership: Case study of two charter school principals. Research in the Schools, 18(4), 44-61.

 

Bickmore, D. L., & Sulentic Dowell, M. M. (2011). Teaching in Louisiana charter schools. In M. Richardson (Ed.), Education in Louisiana. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company.

 

Bickmore, D.L. (2011). Confirming a middle grades leadership model and instrument. Research in Middle Level Education Online, 34(10), 1-15.

 

Bickmore, D. L. (2010). Teams, not training. Prinicipal Leadership, 10(4), 44-48.

 

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., & Raines, S. L. (2010). Factors influencing aspiring principals’ choice of alternative administrative certification. Southern Regional Council of Educational Administration Yearbook.

 

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), p. 445- 459.

 

Bickmore, D. L., Bickmore, S. T., & Hart, L. E. (2005). Interdisciplinary teaming as an induction practice. NASSP Bulletin, 89(644), 30-54.

 

Bickmore, D. L. (2003). Middle level education: The illegitimate child of education. Utah Association of Secondary School Principals Impact Magazine, Winter, 19-22.

 

Bickmore, D. L., Fisk, A. G., Lowe, C. L. A., Mullen, T. M., Paisley, W. L., Parker, A. K., et al. (2003). Changes in Middle School Journal content over 30 years. Middle School Journal, 35(2), 23-29.

Other

Selected Presentations

Bickmore, D. L. & Sulentic Dowell, M. M. (2013, April). A Case Study Exploration of Two Charter Principals’ Literacy Leadership. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Fransisco, CA.

 

Bickmore, D. L., & Sulentic Dowell, M.M (2012, April). Concerns, use of time, and leadership: A cross-case study of two charter school principals. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Vancover, BC.

 

Bickmore, D. L., & Bickmore, S. T. (2012, March). Why aspiring principals chose an alternative certification program. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Louisiana Council of Professors of Educational Administration, Kinder, LA.

 

Bickmore, D. L., Sulentic Dowell, M. M., & Bickmore, S. T. (2012, September). Collaborative partnerships: Increasing writing instruction among schools, district, and university. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration, New Orleans, LA.

 

Curry, J. R., & Bickmore D.L. (2012, April). School counselor induction: The importance of mattering. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Vancover, BC.

 

Sulentic Dowell, M.M., Hoewing, Bonnie L. & Bickmore, D.L. (2011, December) Toward a framework defining literacy leadership: Widening the circle of literacy research to include the elementary principal.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Literacy Research Association, Jacksonville, FL.

 

Bickmore, S. T., Sulentic Dowel, M. M, Bickmore, D. L. (2011, November). When do they write? Where do they write? What do they write? A collaborative partnership of writing instruction among schools, a district, and a university. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Councel of Teachers of English, Chicago, Ill.

 

Alvaro, A., Bickmore, D.L., Kirylo, J.D., Miron, L., Perry, A. (2011, April).  Charter schools: Strengths, drawbacks, and implication.  Invited panelist at the annual meeting of the Association for Childhood Education International, New Orleans, LA.

 

Bickmore, D. L. (2011, April). Professional learning and middle grades principal practice:  Is there a connection? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

 

Curry, J. R., & Bickmore, D. L. (2011, March). Keeping our promise and retaining our potential: A qualitative inquiry of school counselor induction. Paper presented at the annual Conference American Counseling Association, New Orleans, LA.

 

Bickmore, D. L., & Sulentic Dowell, M. M. (2010, October). Instructional leadership in charter schools: Barriers, obstacles, and hurdles. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the University Council of Educational Leaders, New Orleans, LA.

 

Bickmore, D. L., & Sulentic Dowell, M. M. (2010, September).  All that Jazz:  Concerns of charter principals in storm impacted communities. Paper presented at the Five Years of Post-Katrina Educational Reform Research Conference, New Orleans, LA.

 

Bickmore, D. L., & Sulentic Dowell, M. M. (2010, October). Challenges and Opportunities of Charter School Principals.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Regional Council of Educational Administration, 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 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.

 

Bickmore, D. L., & Sulentic Dowell, M. M. (2010, April). School improvement charter style -Case studies of Lousiana charter schools. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the  Louisiana Council of Professors of Educational Administration, Lafayette, LA.

 

Bickmore, D.L., (2010, May). Current methods for training principals for schools in the United States. Non-refereed guest lecturer at the Beijing Language and Culture University. Beijing, China.

 

Bickmore, D. L., & Ridd, K., (2009, December). District support for school-based literacy coaches. Presentation made at the annual meeting  of the National Staff Development Council, St. Louis, MO.

 

Bickmore, D. L., & Raines, S. L. (2009, November). Factors influencing aspiring principals’ choice of alternative administrative certification. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Regional Council of Educational Administration, Atlanta, GA.

 

Bickmore, D. L., & Ridd, K., (2008, December). Coaching coaches: District structures to support coaches. Presentation made at the annual meeting  of the National Staff Development Council, Washington, DC.

 

Muth, K. D., & Bickmore, D.L., (2005, November). Boys go to school, too. Presentation made at the annual meeting of the National Middle School Association, Philadelphia, PA


Bickmore, D.L., Bickmore, S. T., & Hart, L. E. (April 2005) Middle level interdisciplinary teaming as an induction practice. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Canada.


Bickmore, S. T., & Bickmore, D. L. (2005, February). The importance of the principal's role in the induction of new teachers. Presentation made at the annual meeting of the National Association of Secondary School Principals, San Francisco, CA.

 

Bickmore, S. T., Bickmore, D. L., & Hart, L. E. (2005, January). Revealing the administrator's role in the induction process: Novice teachers telling their stories. Paper presentation at the Interdisciplinary Qualitative Studies, Athens, GA.

 

Bickmore, D. L., & Bickmore, S. T. (2004, November). Highly qualified, developmentally responsive teachers: If you find them help them stay. Presentation made at the annual meeting  of the National Middle School Association, Minneapolis, MN.

 

Bickmore, S. T., & Bickmore, D. L. (2004, November). Providing differentiated and integrated reading options in the middle school language arts classroom. Presentation made at the annual meeting of the National Middle School Association, Minneapolis, MN.

 

Bickmore, D. L., & Bickmore, S. T. (2004, June). Can education grounded in middle level practices live in a standards based world? Presentation made at the annual meeting of the Brigham Young University Center for the Improvement of Teacher Education and Schooling (CITES) Middle Level Conference, Alpine, UT.

 

Bickmore, D. L., Bickmore, S. T., & Hart, L. E. (2004, April). Evaluation of two middle school induction programs: Participant perceptions of a multifaceted approach. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, San Diego, CA.

 

Bickmore, D. L., Bickmore, S. T., & Hart, L. E. (2003, November). Perceptions of effective teacher induction. Presentation made at the annual meeting of the National Middle School Association, Atlanta, GA.

 

Bickmore, D. L., & Bickmore, S. T. (2003, November). How to help your rookies bat 1000: Effective induction through middle school teams. Presentation made at the annual meeting of the National Middle School Association, Atlanta, GA.

 

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]