Preparing Educators as Leaders

PDS Executive Council

Faculty members from across four of the five academic departments within the KU School of Education are active supporters of the PDS Alliance in various ways including:

  • Serve as faculty liaisons between the KU School of Education and the partner schools
  • Offer academic courses on site for collaborative learning opportunities
  • Work with educators in the districts to produce collaborative research and publications
  • Mentor pre-service students in their professional development experiences

Our KU School of Education faculty members also support the PDS Alliance by serving on the Executive Council.  To ensure transparency for those involved, we encourage you to review the most recent PDS Alliance Executive Council meeting minutes:


KU PDS Alliance Contacts

Joseph NovakDr. Joe Novak
PDS Director

Joseph R. Pearson 426
913-707-1152
joehawk58@ku.edu

Nicole SingletonDr. Nicole S. Babalola
PDS Coordinator

Joseph R. Pearson 349
785-864-2874
nsb.singleton@ku.edu

PDS Alliance Spotlight
Carnise Salinas

Canise Salinas, at John F. Kennedy elementary school in KCK

Congrats Canise!

10th among public universities for its master’s and doctoral programs
—U.S. News & World Report
#1 public program in nation for special education
—U.S. News & World Report
Assists public schools and other partners in all 105 Kansas counties
$938,377 in scholarship funds awarded to 420+ students
Research expenditures of $36,804,773 for 2011-12
Research from KU’s largest grant, the $24.5 million SWIFT project, assists educators, children, and families across the United States
The award-winning special education faculty published 140 refereed articles, 11 books, and 60 chapters in 2015-16
Students with intellectual disabilities are participating in KU undergraduate programs through a grant-funded KU special education program
Researchers on a $3.5 million grant are collecting data on an innovative reading program designed to teach reading to students with the most significant disabilities in seven Kansas school districts
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
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