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Wendy Fothergill

Wendy Fothergill
Wendy Fothergill

Teaching Areas

  • Principal Preparation
  • Teacher Preparation

Research Areas

  • Developing Research Capacity
  • Building Communities of Practice in PK-12 Schools
  • Structures of Practice to Support School Leaders

About Dr. Fothergill

Dr. Wendy Fothergill is an assistant professor in the School of Education's Center for Educator Preparation at Colorado State University. Prior to her position at CSU, Dr. Fothergill served for 16 years as a teacher and educational leader in Fort Collins, Greeley and Loveland PK-12 schools. Her scholarly interests focus on building communities of practice in PK-12 schools. She is currently engaged in research on structures of practice to support school leaders. Dr. Fothergill coordinates, instructs and advises in the Principal Licensure and Master’s Plus Teaching Secondary Programs.

Dr. Fothergill received a B.A. in Speech Communication from Colorado State University, an M.A. in Educational Media from University of Northern Colorado, and a Ph.D. in Education and Human Resource Studies from Colorado State University. She received the CSU Online Innovative Educator Award for her instructional practices in the spring of 2017. She was also designated as a Fellow in the 2016 class of the CSU Faculty Institute for Inclusive Excellence.

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