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Poekert, Philip



Poekert, PhilipDirector, Lastinger Center for Learning

College of Education
University of Florida
G315 Norman Hall
PO Box 117052
Gainesville, FL 32611
Phone: 352-273-4103
Fax: 352-392-3505
poekert@coe.ufl.edu

Research Biography

Philip E. Poekert, Ph.D., is the Assistant Director of the University of Florida Lastinger Center for Learning. He serves as the Principal Investigator on a number of projects. Dr. Poekert has presented at numerous state, national, and international research conferences and has published in national and international journals.

Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2005 – 2008

Master of Science for Teachers, Pace University, New York, NY, 2001 – 2003

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, New College of Florida, Sarasota, FL, 1997 – 2001

Key Professional Appointments

Director, Lastinger Center for Learning, College of Education, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2018 – Present

Assistant Director, Lastinger Center for Learning, College of Education, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 9/2015 – 2018

Partnership Manager, Lastinger Center for Learning, College of Education, University of Florida, Miami, FL, 1/2013 – 8/2015

Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Teaching and Learning College of Education, University of Florida, Miami, FL, 1/2009 – 12/2013

Activities and Honors

Leadership Florida, Leadership in Education Program – Class III, 2017

Leadership Florida, Connect Florida Program – Class VI, 2015 – 2016

The Miami Foundation, Miami Fellows Program – Class VII, 2013 – 2014

University of Florida, Outstanding Young Alumus, 2011

Selected Grants

Reading by Third Innovation Demonstration Project – Berkeley. Berkeley County School District. $201,250.00, 07/15/2017 – 07/14/2020,  Principal Investigator.

Reading by Third Innovation Demonstration Project – DD2. Dorchester School District Two. $198,750.00, 07/15/2017 – 07/14/2020, Principal Investigator.

Reading by Third Innovation Demonstration Project – DD4. Dorchester School District Four. $166,250.00, 07/15/2017 – 07/14/2020, Principal Investigator.

Reading by Third Innovation Demonstration Project – CCSD. Charleston County School District. $161,825.00, 07/15/2017 – 07/14/2020, , Principal Investigator.

Instructional Coaching Certification – Cohort 2 and Facilitator Training for Coaching Certification. Orange County Public Schools. $171,661.50, 07/01/2017 – 06/30/2019, Principal Investigator.

Leading for Equity: Transforming the Educational Experiences and Opportunities of Students of Color in Mt. Vernon School District. Mt. Vernon School District. $98,750.00, 05/15/2017 – 08/31/2018, Principal Investigator.

Clay County Certified Instructional Leadership Coaching Program. School Board of Clay County, $60,060.00, 07/01/2017 – 06/30/2018, Principal Investigator.

Gates Educational Reform and the Teacher Perspective Survey. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. $75,004.00, 11/14/2016 – 06/15/2018, Principal Investigator.

Professional Learning Community Facilitation and Coaching. Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning. $213,066, 08/15/15 – 12/31/17, Principal Investigator.

Validating the SunBay Digital Mathematics Initiative. Investing in Innovation (i3) Fund, U.S. Department of Education, SRI International. $2,241,002, 01/01/14 – 12/31/17, Principal Investigator.

Florida Teacher Leader Fellows. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. $827,277, 11/13/15 – 09/15/17, Principal Investigator.

Turnaround School Support. School Board of Alachua County, Florida. $90,200, 09/20/16 – 06/30/17, Principal Investigator.

Certified Coaching Program. School Board of Orange County, Florida. $138,138, 07/01/16 – 06/30/17, Principal Investigator.

Palm Beach STEM Initiative. Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin Counties, Robert and Mary Pew Public Education Fund, Quantum Foundation, Farris Foundation. $3,188,352, 05/01/13 – 06/30/17, Principal Investigator.

Certified Coaching Program. School Board of Duval County, Florida. $317,176, 06/09/15 – 06/15/17, Principal Investigator.

Math Science Partnership. School Board of Duval County, Florida. $222,500, 09/01/15 – 06/30/16, Principal Investigator.

Certified Coaching Program. School Board of Seminole County, Florida, $360,000, 07/01/13 – 06/03/16, Principal Investigator.

Algebra Nation Teacher Professional Development. Accelerating the Common Core through Teacher Networks, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. $250,000, 07/31/13 – 06/30/15, Principal Investigator.

Florida Master Teacher Initiative. Investing in Innovation (i3) Fund, U.S. Department of Education, School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida. $3,311,123, 10/01/10 – 09/30/14, Principal Investigator.

Miami Counts: Job-embedded Professional Development and Graduate Education. School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida. $2,400,000, 10/15/09 – 06/30/13, Co-Principal Investigator.

Selected Publications

Poekert, P., Alexandrou, A., & Shannon, D. (2016). How teachers become leaders: The international validation of a theory of teacher leadership development. Research in Post-Compulsory Education. 21(4), 307-329.

Poekert, P. (2012). Examining the impact of collaborative professional development on teacher practice. Teacher Education Quarterly, 39(4), 97-118.

Poekert, P. (2012). Teacher leadership and professional development: Examining links between two concepts central to school improvement. Professional Development in Education, 38(2), 169-188.

Poekert, P., Boynton, S., Castañeda, M., Diaz, R.M., Grosland, T., & Spillman, C. (2011). The professor as coach. Educational Leadership, 69.

Poekert, P. (2011). The pedagogy of facilitation: Teacher inquiry as professional development in a Florida elementary school. Professional Development in Education, 37(1), 19-38.

Selected Links

http://lastingercenter.com/