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
- T&L 425 Curriculum and Instruction in Secondary Education
- T&L 495 Assessment
- A&S 493 Data Driven Decision Making
Mindfulness in instruction; Catholic School vitality; Innovative programs for at-risk students; STEM and STEAM education