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Donna Kiel

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

Prior to DePaul, Dr. Kiel was an award winning high school principal. As principal, Dr. Kiel led the first one-to-one laptop program in a Catholic high school. She has also been a guidance counselor, assistant principal, and curriculum director. Dr. Kiel is a frequent professional development facilitator for schools, medical colleges, and businesses. Dr. Kiel’s research focuses on neuroscience and teaching, transformational leadership, growth mindset, mindfulness and improving teaching and learning. Dr. Kiel’s is an advocate for Catholic school vitality. Dr. Kiel coordinates the International Baccalaureate educator program. Dr. Kiel is the Director of the Office of Innovative Professional Learning.

  • 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
  • MGE 301/401 Middle Grades Literacy
  • International Baccalaureate Educator Certificate

Research Interests
Neuroscience and teaching, growth mindset, change leadership, emotional intelligence, technology and game design practices in teaching, International Baccalaureate impact, STEM and STEAM, women's leadership, and the personal evolution of the teacher.​