EDL 515, Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
EDL 530, Curriculum
EDL 567, Learning Centered Supervision
EDL 569, Pre-Leadership Internship
EDL 570, Administrative Internship: Leadership I
EDL 571, Administrative Internship: Leadership II
EDL 578, Practicum for Learning Centered Supervision
EDL 621, Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
EDL 661, Educational/ Government Internship
- University of North Carolina Wilmington, Assistant Professor (Dept. of Educational Leadership) 2010-present
- Albemarle County Public Schools (VA), Principal 2006-2010
- Charlottesville City Public Schools (VA), Assistant Principal 2004-2006
- University of Virginia, Graduate Research Assistant 2003-2004
- Charlottesville City Schools (VA), Upper Elementary Reading/ Language Arts and Science Teacher 2001-2003
- Jessamine County Public Schools (KY), Middle School Science Teacher 1999-2001
- North Carolina Standard Professional II:
- Principal (K-12),
- Middle Grades Science and Social Studies
- K-12 Leadership Preparation
- Teacher Leadership
- Principal Professional Development
Dr. Sterrett is a former award-winning principal who now serves as program coordinator of the Watson College’s Master’s of School Administration (MSA) program at UNCW. Sterrett is the author of the ASCD books Short on Time (2013) and Insights into Action (2011), and has published in numerous journals on the subject of school leadership.
Focused on the theory and practice of instructional leadership, Sterrett has researched, taught, and written about the use of collaborative learning communities and school & teacher leadership. He has served as a workshop facilitator and keynote speaker, having worked with groups on the school, district, regional, and state level. Sterrett has also presented at numerous state, national, and international conferences. He prioritizes building long-lasting collaborative relationships with school leaders in the field. Sterrett earned his B.S. in Middle Grades education from Asbury College and his M.Ed. and Ph.D. in Educational Administration & Supervision from the University of Virginia.
Selected Recent Publications
Sterrett, W., Imig, S. & Moore, D. (2014). U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools: Leadership insights and implications. E-Journal of Organizational Learning and Leadership, 12 (2), 2-18. (Blind peer-reviewed; Acceptance Rate 35%, 2014 Cabell’s Directories).
Bond, N., & Sterrett, W. (2014). Developing Teacher Leaders through Honorary Professional Organizations in Education: Focus on the College Student Officers. Education, 135 (1), 25-38. (Blind peer-reviewed; Acceptance Rate 35%, 2013 Cabell’s Directories).
Sterrett, W., Garrett Dikkers, A., & Parker, M. A. (2014). Using brief instructional video clips to foster communication, reflection, and collaboration in schools. The Educational Forum, 78, 263-274. (Blind peer-reviewed; Acceptance Rate 29%, 2013 Cabell’s Directories).
Bond, N., & Sterrett, W. (2014). Guiding pre-service teachers to lead student organizations in education: The faculty advisor's perspective. E-Journal of Organizational Learning and Leadership, 12(1), 26-42. (Blind peer-reviewed; Acceptance Rate 35%, 2014 Cabell’s Directories).
Sterrett, W., & Reid-Griffin, A. R. (2013). A Four Cylinder Engine: Shared Collaborative Ownership as the Vehicle for Enhanced Student Success. Kappa Delta Pi Record, 49 (3), 131-135. (Blind peer-reviewed; Acceptance Rate 22%, 2012 Cabell’s Directories).
Sterrett, W. (2012). From discipline to relationships. Educational Leadership, 70(2), 71-74. (Acceptance Rate 6-10%, 2012 Cabell’s Directories).
Sterrett, W., & Bond, N. (2012). Embracing the leadership challenge: leading by service in "The Other Curriculum". E-Journal of Organizational Learning and Leadership 10 (2), 29-36. (Blind peer-reviewed; Acceptance Rate 35%, 2012 Cabell’s Directories).
Sterrett, W., & Bond, N. (2012). Beyond tough choices: Prioritizing and preserving education in times of cuts and lay-offs. Kappa Delta Pi Record, 48(2), 52-54. (Blind peer-reviewed; Acceptance Rate 22%, 2012 Cabell’s Directories).
Short on Time: How do I make time to lead and learn as a principal? by William Sterrett
Insights into Action: Successful School Leaders Share What Works (ASCD, 2011) by William Sterrett
The School Improvement Planning Handbook by Daniel Duke, Marsha Carr, and William Sterrett
ASCD presents author Bill Sterrett
Bill is the author of "INSIGHTS INTO ACTION": SUCCESSFUL SCHOOL LEADERS SHARE WHAT WORKS
Chapter “The Principal as Facilitator of Teacher Leadership” in The Power of Teacher Leaders: Their Roles, Influence, and Impact (Nathan Bond, ed., Routledge, 2014).
At TeacHaiti School: Dr. Sterrett traveled to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to work with school leaders. Read his research related to school leadership standards here.
Sterrett was invited to attend the United States Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools ceremony in Washington, DC, where educational leaders were recognized for their green efforts in schools and districts. Read about related research by Sterrett, Imig, and Moore at this link.