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Funded
Research: Current projects

2007-2012 Michigan Consortium of Smaller Learning Communities. Funded by
US Department of Education. ($6,000,000 grant to the Consortium. Evaluation component: $360,000.)
Evaluator with B.A. Smith, responsible for providing winter and summer formative evaluation reports of annual SLC implementation activity for six large Michigan high schools. Summative evaluations will be prepared in years three and five of the project.

2005-2008 Study of Instructionally Effective School Districts. Funded by Hewlett
Foundation. Dr. Gary Sykes, Principal Investigator.
Research Associate, actively involved in the design, collection, and analysis of a multi year study of a small urban school district. Current work involves writing research journal articles and drafting a prospectus for a book informing leadership preparation based on the case study findings.

Completed

2007 Update on Coaching in Michigan, K-12 Outreach. Funded by Michigan State Department of Education. ($6,000 evaluation component)
Evaluator, with T. Buffett, of previous coaching initiatives to inform design of current Coaches’ Institute.

2005-2006 Integrated Leadership: How Transformational and Transactional Elements Support Shared Instructional Leadership. Funded by Michigan State University College of Education. ($1,868).
Principal Investigator, survey development, pilot, confirmatory factor analysis. Survey will be used when it can be situated within a larger, case study investigation of school or district leadership.

2004-2005 External Coaches: Shaping a Community of Practice. Funding by a Michigan Department of Education grant to the Alliance for Building Capacity in Schools. ($6,000 inquiry component).
Principal Investigator on a project to track coaching activity and effectiveness in the state resulting from the ABCS training.

2003 Does data-use lead to school improvement? Investigating
principals’ roles. Funded by Michigan State University College of Education. ($1,200).
Principal Investigator with B.A. Smith to explore data use in a set of schools through in-depth interviews with school principals.

2003 Launching the KEYS Initiative: Development and Evaluation of school reform project in collaboration with the Michigan Education Association and the National Education Association. Project Directors: Dr. Gary Sykes, Dr. Barbara Markle, Michigan State University.
Research Associate involved in development of curriculum materials for MEA and NEA training sites.
Unfunded
Research: Current

2009 Using the Competing Values Framework to facilitate administrative decision making. A consultative arrangement with Ingham ISD

2006- present Voices from the field (Phase 3): Principals’ and Superintendents’ Perspectives of School Improvement, Social Justice, and Democratic Community. Michele Acker Hocevar, Florida Atlantic University, and Gary Ivory, New Mexico State University, Principal Investigators.
Research Associate with M. Mangin, responsible for conduct of a focus group of Michigan principals. I have prepared a chapter for a book prospectus using superintendent transcripts.

2006-present Leadership Development: The Competing Values Framework, 360
Degree Feedback, and Executive Coaching.
Principal Investigator investigating the take up of professional development related to the competing values framework, assessment and executive coaching through in-depth interviews with the administrative team in a single school district. Data collection and analysis are complete. Writing of case study for leadership preparation is underway.

Completed

2001-2003 Principal leadership and school performance.
Principal Investigator with H. Marks, a quantitative investigation of shared leadership in schools using existing data from the Center on Restructuring Schools.

Research at
Ohio State: Completed

2002 Governance of Learning Research Project, Principal Investigators: S. Kruse, L.Trenta, & L. Cunningham, University of Akron.
Research Associate and Collaborator, responsible for developing an extensive case study of one urban school district through publicly available data.

1999-2001 Partnership for Excellence in the University District Schools. Principal Investigators: H. Marks, P. Demerath, & C. Tyson.
Research Associate and Data Analyst, responsible for annual reports to twelve partner schools based on survey data.

Grants: 2008 Smith, B. A., Printy, S. M. & Peurach, D. Georgia Education Development Grant. ($2,000,000, not funded).

2007 Printy, S. M. & Brown, V. Organizational Learning in Detroit Public Schools: Tracing the Effects of Michigan’s Turn-around Strategies. Proposal to the Council of the Great Cities Schools for Senior Urban Research Fellowship. ($157,000, not funded)

2007 Printy, S. M. Mindful Tools for School Administrators. Proposal for the Joe L. & Lucy Bates-Byers Award for Technology and Curriculum. ($80,000 not funded).

2007 Printy, S. M. & Markle, B. Creating Inclusive Excellence at MSU:
Funding for a clinical outreach specialist. Grant proposal made to Office of Inclusion, Michigan State University. ($55,000, funded).

2007 Printy, S. M. & Smith, B. A. Evaluation Component of Michigan
Consortium for Small Learning Communities Grant ($6 million). Grant
proposal made to Office of Elementary and Secondary Education,
Department of Education. ($360,000, funded).

2006 Printy, S. M., Markle, B. & Shikrani, S. (PIs). CIRCLE – Cohort and
Internet Resources for Creating Leadership in Education – a complementary set of face-to-face and on-line educational leadership professional development (PD) support structures for school building principals and district superintendents. Grant proposal made to
Education Leadership Program of the Institute of Education Sciences,
($2,000,000, not funded).

2005 Online Masters in Education, Course Development Grant ($5,000,
funded).

2005 Integrated Leadership: How Transformational and Transactional Elements Support Shared Instructional Leadership. Survey development and piloting. Michigan State University College of Education In-house Grant ($1,868, funded).

2003 Does data-use lead to school improvement? Investigating principals’
roles. Michigan State University College of Education In-house Grant ($1,200, funded).