Ed.D. student nominated to attend David L. Clark Seminar at American Educational Research Association 

Courtney Lemon-Tate, a student in the K-12 Educational Leadership Ed.D. program, has been nominated by faculty to attend the David L. Clark Seminar at this year’s annual conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). 
 
Courtney was nominated to go to the conference by College of Education faculty. After she submitted her proposal, “The Influence and Evolution of Charter School CEOs,” Courtney was selected by the conference committee to attend the conference in April. Once there, Courtney will have the chance to work with experts in the field to critique her proposal.
 
Nearly 90 doctoral students from seven countries were nominated this year, but the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) was able to select only a few of the top-ranked proposals. 
 
 “I’m looking forward to meeting others who are also attending and I am excited to hear about their experiences,” said Courtney, “Having experts in the field of education provide me with useful feedback that will strengthen my research and improve my dissertation.” Upon her graduation in December 2017, Courtney says she wants to continue working as a school leader to strengthen city schools and provide quality education for the children of Philadelphia.
 
- Jane Clauss