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Troy school administrators receive doctoral degrees

Two Troy Community School District 30-C administrators recently received their doctoral degrees. Kristin Johnson (left) assistant superintendent of curriculum and assessment, with  Jenna Woodland, assistant superintendent of instruction and professional development.
Two Troy Community School District 30-C administrators recently received their doctoral degrees. Kristin Johnson (left) assistant superintendent of curriculum and assessment, with Jenna Woodland, assistant superintendent of instruction and professional development.

Troy Community School District administrators Kristin Johnson, assistant superintendent of curriculum and assessment, and Jenna Woodland, assistant superintendent of instruction and professional development, recently received their doctoral degrees in educational leadership from the University of St. Francis in Joliet.

Johnson’s dissertation was, “The Effect of Grade-Level Complex Text Instruction on Student Reading Achievement in Grades Three through Six.”

She previously earned two master’s degrees from Lewis University – one in educational leadership and the other in curriculum and instruction.

Johnson’s position at Troy involves providing guidance and support in the development, implementation and evaluation of pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade curricula and assessment systems.

She also assists stakeholders in analyzing and using student achievement data to inform decisions at classroom, school and district levels.

Woodland’s doctoral thesis was titled, “Professional Development, Teacher Practice and Student Achievement.”

She earned her master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Olivet Nazarene University and is currently completing her Chief School Business Official Endorsement through Concordia University Chicago.

Woodland’Woodland’s position at Troy involves working with staff on best practices in teaching and learning aligned to district goals and initiatives.

She also provides systematic professional development to all stakeholders based on district needs. 

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