(Florida, October 2015) Dr. George Spagnola, Chair of the College of Education at the Argosy University, Sarasota and Tampa campuses has been appointed to Florida’s Joint Committee for Legislative Policy on Educational Leadership; in addition, Dr. Spagnola has been named as the Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee which is tasked with writing the legislative language for upcoming legislative session in Tallahassee in coordination with the Department of Education as well as being tasked to present the views to the State Representatives and Senators on behalf of the Florida Association of School Administrators, the largest state body of public administrators, principals and vice-principals in Florida, and the Florida Association of Professors of Educational Leadership which is represented by every Public and Private university in the State of Florida offering such programs. Dr. Spagnola represents the private universities throughout the State.
Dr. Spagnola has served as the Chair of the College of Education (“COE”) in Sarasota since 2010 and as chair of the COE for both the Sarasota and Tampa campuses since 2014. Dr. Spagnola received his Ed.D Administration, Supervision and Management from the University of Sarasota and holds a M.Ed. in Education as well as a M.S. in Leadership. His career has spanned over four decades and he has held virtually all positions in higher education institutions including the Presidency of both a four-year degree granting institution and a two year degree granting in institution as well as President and Chairman for a multi-state institution of higher learning. He holds certification in five areas of study, and is a Clinical Education Trainer for the State of Florida as well as a site reviewer for the Florida Department of Education’s Professional Development System, and is a site reviewer for the State of Florida for IPEP Evaluation. He serves on the Florida Education Leadership Examination Committee for the Florida Department of Education, the Florida Teacher Education Examination Committee, and several of the committees for specialized examinations in teacher certification for the State of Florida. His teaching experience ranges from 6th grade through doctoral studies. Dr. Spagnola belongs to several higher education associations including the National Association of Scholars (NAS), Florida Association for Colleges of Teacher Education, the Florida Association of Professors of Educational Leadership, Florida Literary Coaches Association, the Florida Association of School Administrators and the National Reading Teachers Association. He is a peer reviewed author and winner of two national peer reviewed articles.
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