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Barbara Rieckhoff

arbara Stacy Rieckhoff received her Ph.D. from Loyola University. She came to DePaul after 15 years as a school administrator in public and Catholic schools, and teaching in both regular and special education. Her research includes mentoring and coaching of school leaders.

  • PhD, Loyola University of Chicago
  • MA, DePaul University
  • BA, Maryville College of the Sacred Heart

Courses Taught

  • A&S 491 Effective Leadership of Schools
  • A&S 492 The Principalship
  • A&S 493 Data Driven Decision Making
  • A&S 498 Administration and Supervision
  • A&S 499 Planning for Professional Development
  • A&S 608 Capstone Course: Educational Leadership
  • CS 485 Curriculum and Program Evaluation
  • CS 492 Creating and Sustaining Professional Learning Communities
  • CS 493 Curriculum for School Administrators

Research Interests
School improvement; Catholic school accountability; professional learning communities; principal coaching and mentoring

Selected Publications

  • Damore, S., & Rieckhoff, B. (2021). Leading reflective practices in Montessori schools. Journal of Montessori Research, 7(1), 51-65.
  • Rieckhoff, B. S., Ockerman, M., Proweller, A., & Wolfinger, J. (2020). Building teacher empathy and culturally responsive practice through professional development and self-reflection, Journal of Vincentian Social Action, 5(2), Article 8.
  • Rieckhoff, B. ,Owens, R. & Kraber, B. (2018) Teaching in the 21stCentury: Perspectives from a Catholic university partnership, Journal of Catholic Education, 21(2), 182-203.
  • Rieckhoff, B. & Damore, S. (2017). Beyond Charlotte: Reflection for continuous improvement. Journal of Practitioner Research, 2(1), 1-14.
  • Co-edited Catholic School Leadership, Information Age Publishing, 2016.
  • Rieckhoff, B. (2014). The development of faith leadership in novice principals. Catholic Education: Journal of Theory and Practice.

Recent Presentations
  • Rieckhoff, B.S., Kiel, D. and Michel, R. (2021, April 8). Catholic School Outreach and Resource Program for Social Emotional Learning Using Micro-credentialing. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting.
  • Rieckhoff, B. S., Kiel, D. & Ockerman, M. (2021, April 6). Catholic School Outreach- Social Emotional Learning Using Micro-credentialing. National Catholic Education Association Conference.