UW Bothell’s Portin is an Expert Discussant on School Leadership and the Role of Principal in School Improvement


Date October 26, 2010
CONTACT: Richard Penny - (425) 352-3395 – pennyr2@uw.edu
BOTHELL, Wash. – In October of 2010, the University of Washington Bothell’s Dr. Bradley Portin was featured as an expert discussant on the Education Trust Leadership Webinar Series.

The webinar featured a discussion on how education leaders can ensure that every student gets the opportunity to achieve academic success. Additionally the seminar featured both the practice of successful leaders and the national research perspective.

Of the series, Dr. Portin says, “It was such an honor to be able to be the expert discussant on the Education Trust Leadership Webinar Series. School leadership is a critical element of improving the quality of schools and learning experiences for students.”

Other guests included Arelis Diaz, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum/Instruction and Human Resources at Godwin Heights Public Schools and Karin Chenoweth, author of It’s Being Done: Academic Success in Unexpected Schools and It’s Being Done: Urgent Lessons from Unexpected Schools (Harvard Educational Press).

Dr. Portin is currently the director of the Education Program at UW Bothell and is a leading researcher on school leadership who has helped document the role of principals in school improvement.

For more information about UW Bothell’s Education Program, visit http://www.uwb.edu/education.

About UW Bothell: The University of Washington Bothell combines the benefits of a small campus with the resources and prestige of a world-renowned university. Offering over 30 degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, its curriculum emphasizes close student-faculty interaction, collaboration among students, and hands-on learning. During the 2010-11 academic year, UW Bothell will debut a Bachelor of Science in Biology. It will also launch its Bachelor of Science in Nursing at a new Everett location (University Center of North Puget Sound) and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration at its Bellevue-based Eastside Leadership Center.