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Sophia Masewicz

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  • K-12 Administrator 

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Meet Sophia Masewicz, Ph.D., Administrator of Secondary Instruction

Sophia brings more than 30 years of experience in education to her role as administrator of secondary instruction. Her passion for supporting the academic success of children has guided Sophia from classroom instruction, to building leadership to District administration.

As a member of the Superintendent's cabinet, Sophia oversees the development and implementation of quality instructional programs for students in grades six through 12, and leads the development, implementation and evaluation process for curriculum and instruction. Additionally, Sophia supports curriculum and assessment development to ensure quality and equity in student achievement.

Before her current role, Sophia served as principal at Kearney Middle School for six years. Prior to joining the Adams 14 team, Sophia was a principal for 17 years in the Anchorage School District, Anchorage, Alaska, and has served as a language arts teacher, assistant principal and principal at a number of schools in Anchorage, Alaska. Her experience also includes time spent as an administrator and grants specialist in Denver Public Schools and an adult education instructor in Arkansas.

In 2009, Sophia received the coveted Distinguished Title 1 Principal of the Year Award from the Colorado Department of Education during her years as principal at Kearney Middle School. Sophia has received numerous other accolades, including recognition for highest CSAP gains of secondary schools, achieving numerous years of Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) and being named a Fulbright Memorial Scholar, which included a study tour of Japan.

Sophia has leveraged her expertise to a support variety of organizations, including a scholarly paper accepted and presented at the American Education Research Association's Hispanic English-Language Learners: Bridging the Achievement and Cultural Gaps between Schools and Families.

Sophia received her Bachelor of Science in English education from the Tuskegee Institute, her master's degree in counseling from Vanderbilt University's George Peabody College for Teachers and her doctorate of educational leadership from the University of Northern Colorado.

In her free time, Sophia enjoys Zumbia, theater, music, biking, jewelry making and reading.

 

EXPERTISE

School Leadership
Instruction
Curriculum 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

October 2010 Research findings presented at the American Education Research Association (AERA) "School Principals: Illuminating the behaviors and practices of effective school principals in challenging school contexts"
March 2008 Scholarly Paper accepted and presented at the American Education Research Association (AERA) "Hispanic English-Language Learners: Bridging the Achievement and Cultural Gaps between Schools and Families"