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Theodore Kaniuka

Dr. Theodore KaniukaTed Kaniuka is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership. Before joining Fayetteville State University in January 2008, Dr. Kaniuka was the Superintendent of Schools for the Pender County Schools from 2004-2007.  He was also an Associate Superintendent for Organizational Improvement for 6 years in the in the Craven County Schools. During his tenure he worked to improve the curriculum and instructional program with many schools and programs achieving both state and national recognition. Prior to his tenure in Craven County Schools he served 2 years as Executive Director for Elementary Education in the Wilson County Schools.  He also served as an elementary principal in Wilson County Schools. Before moving to Wilson County Schools he served as an assistant principal and teacher in the New Hanover County Schools from 1990-1994.  He started is career in education in 1984 working as a classroom teacher in the City of New York's public schools. He has been active in higher education since receiving his doctorate as an adjunct professor of Educational Leadership at East Carolina University.
He has made numerous national and international presentations addressing strategic school improvement, the role of paradigmatic perspectives and change in school-based environments.

Noted presentations:

Kaniuka, T. S. (2003). How SACS criteria support continuous improvement. Presentation at the SACS Winter Conference, Greenville, NC.

Kaniuka, T. S. (2002). Continuous improvement- Using feedback results to support strategic planning. Presentation at the Eighth International Quality Conference, Pinellas County, FL.

His current research interests are in the areas of social justice and educational leadership and the characteristics of school-based instructional improvement decision-making.  He also studies organizational strategic planning and improvement efforts in distributed leadership environments.

Recent Publications:

Kaniuka, T.  (2009) NCLB, school-based instructional policy and decision-making: A proposed research agenda. College Student Journal

Pending or in press

with Vitale, M.R. Exploring Barriers to the Role of Corrective Reading in Systemic School Reform: Implications of a Three-Part Investigation. Pending: Journal of Direct Instruction.

His degrees awarded are:

Doctorate of Educational Leadership from East Carolina University, NC; Master of Science in Elementary Education form C.W. Post College, NY; Bachelor of Arts in Economics from S.U.N.Y. at Stonybrook, NY; and an Associates of Applied Science from S.U.N.Y. at Farmingdale


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