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Donna Kiel

  • Instructional Assistant Professor, Secondary Education
  • Teacher Education
  • 773-325-8457
  • 2247 N. Halsted St., Room 310

Dr. Kiel has worked as a guidance counselor, curriculum director, assistant principal, and principal. As high school principal, Dr. Kiel led the implementation of the first one-to-one laptop program in a Catholic high school in Illinois. Dr. Kiel’s research interests focus on the integration of growth mindset and mindfulness into instructional practice, innovative practices to serve at-risk students, Catholic school vitality, the impact of the International Baccalaureate program, and training of medical faculty. Dr. Kiel holds a master’s degree from Concordia University and licensure in secondary education, administration, and school counseling and a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership.

  • EdD in Education, Northcentral University
  • MA in Curriculum and Instruction, Concordia University
  • BA in Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago
Courses Taught
  • T&L 425 Curriculum and Instruction in Secondary Education
  • T&L 495 Assessment
  • A&S 493 Data Driven Decision Making

Research Interests
Mindfulness in instruction; Catholic School vitality; Innovative programs for at-risk students; STEM and STEAM education​