Catherine Atria

Catherine Atria 

Professor of Educational Practice

Catherine Atria

Phone

352-273-4189

Email

Address

PO Box 117040
Gainesville, FL 32611

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About

Dr. Catherine G. Atria, Professor of Educational Practice, teaches in and coordinates the online MEd program for aspiring school principals. Dr. Atria began her career in education as a classroom teacher at the middle and high school levels teaching social studies and science and mentoring pre-service and beginning teachers. She earned National Board Certification in Early Adolescent Science. She has served as a K-12 principal and in a variety of administrative roles at the school and district levels addressing teacher mentoring, observation and evaluation, program development, and personnel management. She has worked extensively with principals and teacher leaders on instructional coaching. Her research interests focus on the use of targeted feedback cycles in teacher observation; instructional coaching; social justice in education; and the role of the principal. Finally, Dr. Atria has served on many State of Florida committees and task forces addressing leadership development.

Affiliations

  • School of Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education
  • Education Policy Research Center

Research Interests

Leadership Development, Mentoring, Principals / Assistant Principals, Social Justice in Education, Teacher Evaluation

Education

  • Ph.D. in Educational and Administration, 2008 University of Florida
  • M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Administration, 2003 University of Florida
  • B.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences,1992 University of Florida

Professional Appointments

  • Professor of Educational Practice, University of Florida, 2018 - present
  • Principal-in-Residence, University of Florida, 2017 - 2018
  • Principal and Assistant University School Professor, University of Florida, P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School, 2012 - 2017

Activities and Honors

  • Service Positions:
  • Program Coordinator, online MEd program in Educational Leadership, University of Florida, College of Education; Gainesville, FL; July 2108 - present.
  • Florida Department of Education School Educational Leadership Enhancement Committee Task Force (SELECT); Orlando, FL; June 2018 - November 2018.
  • Florida Department of Education School Educational Leadership Enhancement Committee Task Force (SELECT) Writing Subcommittee; Orlando, FL; September 2018 - November 2018.
  • 2018 Florida Educational Leadership Examination; Level 2 School Principal Performance Assessment Item Specifications Development and Validation Committee; Florida Atlantic University, Davie FL.; June 2018.
  • 2017 Florida Educational Leadership Examination; Level 2 School Principal Assessment Steering Committee Development; Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL.; January 2017.