University of Houston-Clear Lake doctoral candidate Sundie Dahlkamp was awarded a Public School Research Scholars Program grant by the Center for Research, Evaluation and Advancement of Teacher Education (CREATE), a consortium of four Texas universities dedicated to exploring quality and effectiveness issues related to teacher preparation, retention and student achievement. The fellowship scholars program includes weekend seminars which assist the candidates as they develop their dissertation proposals. Dahlkamp’s dissertation research is exploring “Principal Efficacy and School Climate — A Recipe for Retention.” The UH-Clear Lake student anticipates completing the educational leadership degree and defending her dissertation in fall 2013. CREATE is a consortium of the University of Houston System, the Texas A&M University System, the Texas State University System and The University of Texas System. Dahlkamp is employed by Pearland Independent School District as a human resources specialist. She received a Master of Science in Educational Management from UHCL in 2007.
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