dedrick_sSue Dedrick, Ed.D., is both a district coach and a Leadership Criteria Framework Feedback Specialist (LCFFS) with the Washington State Leadership Academy. She also serves on the faculty of University of Washington-Bothell in the new graduate program designed to prepare future special education directors, Enhancing Capacity for Special Education Leadership (ESCEL). Her specialty area in this role is Collaborative Leadership.

Prior to retiring from public K-12 education in 2012, Sue spent over 30 years in a variety of capacities, all focused on the improvement of teaching and learning. Her leadership roles have included assistant superintendent for special services, director of categorical programs, executive director of special services, and elementary principal. She also taught general education and special education and was a speech and language pathologist. Sue served as an interim assistant professor at Seattle University, and trained teachers of the deaf at the Community College of Micronesia.

Sue received her doctorate in educational leadership from Seattle University, master’s degree in special education from Western Washington University, and bachelor’s degree in speech pathology and psychology from Whittier College in California.

Sue Dedrick has a strong respect for the vital role educational leaders play in school improvement, teacher growth and individual student achievement. Her passion is to assist school and district leaders in developing skills in themselves and their staff so they can effect increased achievement for every child.

“In any school or district, none of us is truly successful until we all are successful. Collaboration is the key.”

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