Assistant Superintendent for Learning
About Kay Dugan
Dr. Kay Dugan taught children at the elementary and middle school level for twenty years prior to becoming an administrator. She has taught a variety of graduate courses for over fifteen years focusing on the topics of standards-aligned classrooms, assessment literacy, literacy best practices, gifted education, creativity, higher order thinking skills, and differentiation. Dr. Dugan has been honored with state awards in the fields of teaching and leadership and has been a keynote speaker and session presenter at National Conferences, such as The National Association of Gifted Children, The National Staff Development Council, and at the Illinois Technology and Middle School Conferences. She also presented at the Inter-National Literacy Summit in Oxford, England. Dr. Dugan has conducted numerous workshops and has served as educational consultant for hundreds of Illinois schools and districts in multiple areas of school improvement initiatives. She has served on a large number of state and national committees throughout her years in the field of literacy, differentiation, and gifted education. Dr. Dugan lives with her husband in Tinley Park, Illinois.
Articles (Most Recent)
- “Outstanding Curriculum Units.” Impact Newsletter. A Publication of the Curriculum Studies Division. National Association for Gifted and Talented. Summer 2004.
- “Resources for Curriculum Design.” Impact Newsletter. Summer 2004.
- “Lessons Learned from Playground Pedagogy/Strike a Chord.” Impact Newsletter. Co-authored with Dr. Joseph Renzulli. Summer 2002.
- Transitioning to the New Common Core Standards
- Differentiation, 21st Century Learning, and Mindset
- Common Core Standards and Critical Thinking
- Responding in Writing to Reading: Open-Ended Questioning
- Assessment Literacy
- K-8 ELA Common Core Standards
- Literacy Best Practices