DOUGLAS J. FIORE
604 Fennimore Road
Midlothian, VA 23114
(804) 378-3628 – Home
(804) 200-3772 - Mobile
EDUCATION
1999, IND...
• Responsible for ensuring the alignment of all college and university school
leadership programs with the ISLLC Standards...
STATE UNIVERSITY OF WEST GEORGIA, CARROLLTON, GEORGIA
July 1999-June 2001
Assistant Professor, Department of Educational L...
• Taught fourth and fifth grade.
• Served as Elementary Technology Coordinator.
• Coached and served as Student Retreat Sp...
Fiore, D.J. (2005). Making the right decisions: A guide for school leaders.
Larchmont, N.Y.: Eye on Education.
Fiore, D.J....
Vockell, E.L. and Fiore, D.J. (1993). Electronic gradebooks: What current
programs can do for teachers. The Clearing House...
7. Fiore, D.J. (August, 2006). Motivating and Inspiring Our Staff. Brownsburg
Community School Corporation Administrative ...
24. Fiore, D.J. (November, 2001). Examining the Impact of Teacher
Recruitment/Retention on the Principal's Ability to Crea...
SELECTED PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
• Keynote Speaker (August, 2007). “Educational Change: What Teachers and
Administrators N...
• Guest Consultant (February, 2005). “Dealing with Difficult Parents.” AEA 15, Des
Moines, IA.
• Keynote Speaker (December...
Reviewer – 2001 NCPEA Yearbook (The Yearbook of the National Council of
Professors of Educational Administration)
Book Rev...
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  1. 1. DOUGLAS J. FIORE 604 Fennimore Road Midlothian, VA 23114 (804) 378-3628 – Home (804) 200-3772 - Mobile EDUCATION 1999, INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY, TERRE HAUTE, INDIANA Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Administration 1992, PURDUE UNIVERSITY, WEST LAFAYETTE, INDIANA Master of Science in Education 1988, HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY, HEMPSTEAD, NEW YORK Bachelor of Arts, Education/Speech Arts and Sciences RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY Associate Professor and Director of Ed.D. Program, July, 2007 - present • Direct Ed.D Program in Educational Administration and Supervision. • Supervise faculty in Ed.D. Program. • Serve as lead researcher in dissertation design and implementation. • Serve as faculty member in Graduate Professional Education Program. • Serve as Faculty Senator • Contribute to the President’s Club to support scholarships and retention activities for students. VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Director, Office of Professional Practice, June, 2005 – December, 2006 • Led a statewide effort to create collaborations between the K-12 community, IHEs, non-profit and for profit entities. • Managed and implemented a 13.5 million dollar Teacher Quality Enhancement Grant from the U.S. Department of Education. • Directed 1 million dollars of state appropriations to ten innovative school leadership preparation consortiums throughout Virginia. • Served as visionary for improved leadership preparation and development. • Oversaw the improvement of all school leadership preparation programs in Virginia. 1
  2. 2. • Responsible for ensuring the alignment of all college and university school leadership programs with the ISLLC Standards and appropriate state guidelines. • Created and delivered professional development opportunities for all Virginia school leaders. • Oversaw licensure of all Virginia school leaders. UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA Adjunct Professor, July 2003 – June 2007 • Taught courses Introduction to Supervision of Instruction and School-Community Relations 4 times during this time period. SOUTH ANNA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Principal, July 2003 – June, 2005 • Served as Principal of a “fully accredited” K-5 school with 725 students. • Designed and implemented an after school staff development program entitled, “University of South Anna (USA).” • Led the faculty in data analysis activities in which instructional programming was modified based on quantitative and qualitative analyses of PALS and SOL scores. • Created a comprehensive partnership between parents, business leaders, and school personnel to improve student achievement. VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY, RICHMOND, VIRGINIA June 2001-June 2003 Assistant Professor of Graduate Education, ADMS Core, Division of Educational Studies • Received 2003 Charles P. Ruch Award for Teaching Excellence. • Taught courses in School Law, Public School Administration, Improving School Programs and Performances, School-Community Relations, and the Principalship. • Coordinated administrative internship seminars and activities • Served the ADMS Core as its Core Coordinator (2001-2003). • Worked on four separate contracted books with Eye on Education and Prentice-Hall. • Directed the MERC research project entitled, “School Culture and Teacher Retention.” • Advised students in all ADMS programs. • Served on four doctoral committees. • Partnered to redesign the Ph.D. cohort program, which began in Summer, 2002. • Served as Track Coordinator for Ph.D. in Education with a concentration in Administration/Supervision. 2
  3. 3. STATE UNIVERSITY OF WEST GEORGIA, CARROLLTON, GEORGIA July 1999-June 2001 Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Professional Studies • Taught courses in School-Community Relations, Curriculum Leadership, School Law, Leadership Principles, and Organizational Theory. • Wrote two books and several articles dealing with school culture, school reform, and school-community relations. • Received the 1999 Distinguished Paper Award from the Georgia Educational Research Association. • Presented research at state, regional, and national conferences. July 2000-December 2000 Assistant Dean, College of Education • Coordinated all collaborative relationships between college faculty and public school personnel. • Placed approximately 2,000 students in public schools for field experiences. • Resolved all student conflicts not handled at the department level. • Provided leadership to college faculty and staff designing collaborative projects that improved P-12 student learning. SCHOOL TOWN OF MUNSTER, MUNSTER, INDIANA Principal, June 1998 to July 1999 • Was named Indiana District 1 “Principal of the Year.” • Served as Principal of a suburban K-5 school with approximately 600 students. • Coordinated gifted and talented program for the entire elementary district. • Led district-wide science curriculum committee. • Led school in the application for U.S. Blue Ribbon School status. PORTAGE TOWNSHIP SCHOOLS, PORTAGE, INDIANA Principal, July 1996 to June 1998 • Served as Principal of a suburban K-5 school with approximately 400 students. • Introduced and coordinated Conflict Resolution program district-wide. • Served as administrative representative for collective bargaining. VALPARAISO COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, VALPARAISO, INDIANA Teacher, August 1988 to June 1996 3
  4. 4. • Taught fourth and fifth grade. • Served as Elementary Technology Coordinator. • Coached and served as Student Retreat Specialist at Valparaiso High School. • Introduced district’s first Conflict Resolution program for students. SPECIALIZED CREDENTIALS • Internationally known consultant on issues related to school culture, parent/family collaborations, teacher recruitment and retention, and creating media and business partnerships. • Participated in National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Database Training. Was one of forty scholars selected from throughout the United States. • Extensively use SPSS for data analysis. • Scorer for the Educational Testing Services School Leaders Licensure Assessment. • Completed Teacher Perceiver Training, The Gallup Organization • Completed The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People Training, Covey Leadership Center • Completed Principle-Centered Leadership Training, Covey Leadership Center • Proficient in numerous PC and Macintosh software packages, as well as in HTML Web scripting. • Hold current Virginia Division Superintendent License number 12-586763. (Expires June 30, 2013) • Hold current Virginia Postgraduate Professional License number 01-586763. (Expires June 30, 2013) PUBLICATIONS Books: Fiore, D.J. (in press). Introduction to educational administration: Standards, theories, and practice, 2nd ed. Larchmont, N.Y.: Eye on Education. Fiore, D.J. (in press). Transforming ordinary occasions into extraordinary opportunities. Larchmont, N.Y.: Eye on Education. Fiore, D.J. (2006). School-community relations, 2nd ed. Larchmont, N.Y.: Eye on Education. 4
  5. 5. Fiore, D.J. (2005). Making the right decisions: A guide for school leaders. Larchmont, N.Y.: Eye on Education. Fiore, D.J. (2005). 6 types of teachers: Recruiting, retaining, and mentoring the best. Larchmont, N.Y.: Eye on Education. Fiore, D.J. (2004). Introduction to educational administration: Standards, theories, and practice. Larchmont, N.Y.: Eye on Education. Fiore, D.J. (2002). School-community relations. Larchmont, N.Y.: Eye on Education. Whitaker, T.C. and Fiore, D.J. (2001). Dealing with difficult parents and with parents in difficult situations. Larchmont, N.Y.: Eye on Education. Fiore, D.J. (2000). Creating connections for better schools: How leaders enhance school culture. Larchmont, N.Y.: Eye on Education. Books Under Contract: Fiore, D.J. Transforming ordinary occasions into extraordinary opportunities. Larchmont, N.Y.: Eye on Education. Fiore, D.J. The contemporary principal: Standards for success. Columbus, OH: Prentice-Hall. Selected Articles: Fiore, D.J. (2007). The interaction of books and multimedia: Some thoughts for authors. The International Journal of the Book, 5 (1), 72-75. McMillan J.H. and Fiore, D.J. (2003). Report on the Virginia superintendents’ professional development survey: A report to the Virginia Regulatory Task Force on Educational Leadership by the State Action for Educational Leadership Project. Fiore, D.J. (2002). Barriers and gaps: Improving the preparation of school leaders in an era of accountability. A report to the Virginia Regulatory Task Force on Educational Leadership by the State Action for Educational Leadership Project. Fiore, D.J. (2000). Positive school cultures: The importance of visible leaders. Contemporary Education, 71 (2), 11-13. Fiore, D.J. (2000). Principals and the impact of their behavior on school culture. The Journal of Educational Relations, 21 (1), 4-16. Fiore, D.J. (2000). Principal visibility: The key to effective leadership. Schools in the Middle: Theory Into Practice, 9 (9), 32-34. Potter, L. and Fiore, D.J. (2000). Chattanooga’s five-point plan. Principal, 80 (1), 29. Fiore, D.J. (1995). Students work together to resolve conflict. Link, 5 (2), 6. 5
  6. 6. Vockell, E.L. and Fiore, D.J. (1993). Electronic gradebooks: What current programs can do for teachers. The Clearing House, 66 (3), 141-145. Vockell, E.L. and Fiore, D.J. (1993). Electronic test generators: What current programs can do for teachers. The Clearing House, 66 (6), 356-362. Invited Articles: Fiore, D.J. (2000). In hostile company, stay on the move and fix your gaze. The School Administrator, 57 (9). Fiore, D.J. (2000). Assessing the culture of your school: Leadership behaviors and student achievement. Newsletter of the Indiana Principals Leadership Academy. Book Reviews: Fiore, D.J. (2004). Book Review, Shaping School Culture: The Heart of Leadership by Terrence E. Diehl and Kent D. Peterson. Contemporary Education. Fiore, D.J. (2002). Book Review, School, Family, and Community Partnerships: Preparing Educators and Improving Schools. NASSP Bulletin, 85 (627), 85-87. Fiore, D.J. (2000). Book Review, Education and the Soul: Toward a Spiritual Curriculum by John P. Miller. Middle Ground, 4 (1), 47. Fiore, D.J. (1998). Book Review, The Discipline of Hope: Learning from a Lifetime of Teaching by Herbert Kohl. Contemporary Education, LXX (1), 57. SELECTED PRESENTATIONS 1. Fiore, D.J. (September, 2008). Difficult Parent Conversations: Do’s and Don’ts for Educators. Progressive Business Publications Audio Conference. 2. Fiore, D.J. (August, 2008). Hiring the Best Teachers: What Administrators Need to Know Now. Progressive Business Publications Audio Conference. 3. Fiore, D.J. (April, 2008). Dealing with Difficult Parents. Annual Meeting of the National Association of Elementary School Principals. Nashville, Tennessee. 4. Fiore, D.J. (March, 2008). Collaborating with Parents to Promote Success. Annual Meeting of the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development. New Orleans, Louisiana. 5. Fiore, D.J. (October, 2007). Merging Text with Multimedia Technologies: Tips for Authors. The International Conference on the Book. Madrid, Spain. 6. Fiore, D.J. (July, 2007). Engaging All Parents as Community Partners. High Schools That Work Conference. New Orleans, Louisiana. 6
  7. 7. 7. Fiore, D.J. (August, 2006). Motivating and Inspiring Our Staff. Brownsburg Community School Corporation Administrative Retreat. Columbus, Indiana. 8. Fiore, D.J. (August, 2006). What Great Leaders Do Differently. Brownsburg Community School Corporation Administrative Retreat. Columbus, Indiana. 9. Fiore, D.J. (June, 2006). Recruiting and Retaining the Best Teachers. Progressive Business Publications Audio Conference. 10. Fiore, D.J. (April, 2006). Dealing with Difficult Parents. Webcast for Knowledge Delivery Systems. New York, New York. 11. Fiore, D.J. (April 2006). Collaborating with Stakeholders. Annual Meeting of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Chicago, Illinois. 12. Fiore, D.J. (August, 2005). Dealing with Difficult Parents: And With Parents in Difficult Situations. Annual Meeting of the Stitching R.K. Central Schools. Curacao, Netherlands Antilles. 13. Fiore, D.J. (April 2005). Dealing with Difficult Parents. Annual Meeting of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Orlando, Florida. 14. Fiore, D.J. (April 2004). Dealing with Difficult Parents. Annual Meeting of the National Association of Elementary School Principals. San Francisco, California. 15. Fiore, D.J. (April 2004). Does Your Leadership Meet the ISLLC Standards? Annual Meeting of the National Association of Elementary School Principals. San Francisco, California. 16. Fiore, D.J. (March 2004). Parent Involvement Means More Than Baking Brownies. Virginia Association of Elementary School Principals Annual Assistant Principals Conference. Williamsburg, Virginia. 17. Fiore, D.J. (February 2004) The SACS Process Eases Transitions for All Stakeholders. Annual Virginia SACS Conference. Williamsburg, Virginia. 18. Fiore, D.J. (April 2003). Three Opportunities to Shine: Creating Winning Parent- Teacher Conferences, Open Houses, and Convocations. Annual Meeting of the National Association of Elementary School Principals. Anaheim, California. 19. Fiore, D.J. (April, 2003). Dealing With Difficult Parents: And With Parents in Difficult Situations. Virginia Association of Elementary School Principals Annual Assistant Principals Conference. Williamsburg, Virginia. 20. Fiore, D.J. (November, 2002). Working with Challenging Parents. Virginia Association of Elementary School Principals Annual Conference. Williamsburg, Virginia. 21. Fiore, D.J. (April, 2002). Leadership for Reform. A Television Series of the Virginia Department of Education. Richmond, Virginia. 22. Fiore, D.J. (April, 2002). A Wise Old Owl Lived in an Oak. Annual Meeting of the National Association of Elementary School Principals. San Antonio, Texas. 23. Fiore, D.J. (March, 2002). Growing Internally Through External Feedback. Annual Meeting of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. San Antonio, Texas. 7
  8. 8. 24. Fiore, D.J. (November, 2001). Examining the Impact of Teacher Recruitment/Retention on the Principal's Ability to Create, Foster, and Sustain a Collaborative Culture. Annual Meeting of the University Council of Educational Administration. Cincinnati, Ohio. 25. Fiore, D.J. (April, 2000). Healthy, Safe School Cultures for the New Millennium. Annual Meeting of the American Education Research Association. New Orleans, Louisiana. 26. Fiore, D.J. (April, 2000). Distinguished Paper from State and Regional Research Associations. Annual Meeting of the American Education Research Association. New Orleans, Louisiana. 27. Fiore, D.J. (April, 2000). Principal Effectiveness Behaviors Which Positively Impact School Culture. Annual Meeting of the American Education Research Association. New Orleans, Louisiana. 28. Morgan, P.L, and Fiore, D.J. (March, 2000). An Innovative Approach to Leadership Preparation; Initial Leadership Academy Cohort Programs. Georgia P- 16 Network Meeting: Building and Sustaining Partner Schools in Educator Preparation Conference. Augusta, Georgia. 29. Fiore, D.J. (March, 2000). Implementing and Assessing the Impact of School Improvement Projects. Georgia P-16 Network Meeting: Building and Sustaining Partner Schools in Educator Preparation Conference. Augusta, Georgia. 30. Fiore, D.J. (December, 1999). The Relationship Between Principal Effectiveness and School Culture: A Quantitative Analysis. Annual Meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Educational Research. Ponte Vedra, Florida. SELECTED GRANT FUNDING • Fiore, D.J. (2008). The Office of Community Collaborations. Research Initiation Grant funded by Virginia State University, $10,000. SELECTED AWARDS • (March, 2008). “Instructional Leadership Award for Using Data to Lead Change,” Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, Georgia. • (May, 2004). “Excellence in Educational Leadership,” Hanover County Business Advisory Committee, Ashland, Virginia. • (May, 2003). “Charles P. Ruch Award for Excellence in Teaching,” Virginia Commonwealth University School of Education, Richmond, Virginia. • (April, 2000). “Distinguished Research Paper Award,” American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, Louisiana. • (October, 1999). “Distinguished Research Paper Award,” Georgia Educational Research Association, Atlanta, Georgia. 8
  9. 9. SELECTED PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES • Keynote Speaker (August, 2007). “Educational Change: What Teachers and Administrators Need to Know.” James River High School Educational Conference, Chesterfield County Public Schools, VA. • Conference Organizer (May, 2007). Virginia Summit for Educational Leadership: A Call to Action. Culminating Activity of the State Action for Educational Leadership project (SAELP). • Conference Organizer (April, 2007). 5th Commonwealth Education Law Conference. Sponsored by Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute. • Consultant and Author (April, 2007). Survey of Chesterfield County GED Graduates. • Executive Member (February, 2007). Wallace Foundation Leadership Issue Group: Governance. • Task Force Member (January, 2007). Virginia Task Force on School Leadership. Virginia Department of Education. • State Representative (October, 2006). Wallace Foundation Leadership for Learning Grantees. • Consultant/Administrative Coach (September, 2006 – May, 2007). Hertford County Public Schools, Hertford, NC • Consultant (August, 2006). “Improving School Culture to Increase Academic Success.” Roanoke City Public Schools, Roanoke, VA. • Guest Consultant (August, 2006). “Improving School Partnerships and Relationships.” Cicero Public Schools, Cicero, IL. • Guest Consultant (August, 2006). “Involving Parents in Education.” Tulsa Public Schools, Tulsa, OK. • Keynote Speaker (December, 2005). Virginia Association of Elementary School Principals Support Staff Conference. Williamsburg, Virginia. • Featured Speaker (August, 2005). “Improving School Partnerships and Relationships.” The Catholic Schools of Curacao, Curacao, Netherlands Antilles. • Keynote Speaker (June, 2005). Virginia Association of Elementary School Principals Assistant Principal/Lead Teacher Conference. Hot Springs, Virginia. • Guest Consultant (June, 2005). “Creating the Greatest School Staff.” AEA 15, Des Moines, IA.. • Grant Proposal Reviewer (March, 2005). Innovative School Leadership Grant Program. Virginia Department of Education. 9
  10. 10. • Guest Consultant (February, 2005). “Dealing with Difficult Parents.” AEA 15, Des Moines, IA. • Keynote Speaker (December, 2004). Virginia Association of Elementary School Principals Support Staff Conference. Williamsburg, Virginia. • Guest Consultant (February, 2004). “Dealing with Difficult Parents.” Henrico County Public Schools, Richmond, Virginia. • Keynote Speaker (August, 2003). “Involving Parents in Education.” New Kent County Schools Opening Convocation. • Focus Group Member (January, 2003). The Center for School-Community Collaboration. Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia. • Task Force Panelist (2002-2003). Virginia Regulatory Task Force on Educational Leadership. Virginia Department of Education • Guest Consultant (September, 2002). “Dealing with Difficult Parents.” Varina Elementary School, Richmond, Virginia. • Consultant (January, 2002). “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” Richmond Public Schools, Richmond, Virginia. • Consultant (2001-2002). “Design of an Instrument to Measure a Thriving School Culture.”(with Dr. Jim McMillan) Chesterfield County Public Schools, Chesterfield, Virginia. • Guest Consultant (November, 2001). “Dealing with Difficult Parents.” Longan Elementary School, Richmond, Virginia. • Keynote Speaker (August, 2001). “Gearing Up For a New Year: Making Interpersonal Relationships a Schoolwide Priority.” Paulding County Schools, Paulding County, Georgia. • Consultant (January, 2000). "The Transition to the 4X4 Block." Pebblebrook High School, Cobb County, Georgia. SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES Virginia State Representative – Working Group to Revise the Interstate School Leadership Licensure Assessment (ISLLC) Standards. Editorial Board Member – Research in Middle Level Education (A National Journal) Researcher – Metropolitan Educational Research Consortium Reviewer – Contemporary Education (An International Journal) Reviewer – NASSP Bulletin (A National Journal) 10
  11. 11. Reviewer – 2001 NCPEA Yearbook (The Yearbook of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration) Book Reviewer – Middle Grounds (A National Journal) Conference Proposal Reviewer – 2008 American Educational Research Association Conference Proposal Reviewer – 2004 American Educational Research Association Conference Proposal Reviewer – 2002 American Educational Research Association Conference Proposal Reviewer – 2000 American Educational Research Association. PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS American Educational Research Association Association for the Advancement of Educational Research Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development American Association of University Professors National Association of Elementary School Principals National Association of Secondary School Principals Phi Delta Kappa Phi Kappa Phi The State Action for Educational Leadership Project The Wallace Foundation 11

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