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Academic BackgroundPh.D. 2003 Indiana University Curriculum Studies, Educational Leadership
MS 1988 Indiana University, Purdue University of Indianapolis (IUPUI) Secondary Education
BS 1983 Pennsylvania State University Health and Physical Education
Courses TaughtLEAD 502 - Building Connections: External Contexts of Leadership
LEAD 503 - Building Connections in Diverse Contexts
LEAD 507 - Leading Change: Challenges, Capacity, Transformation
P507 - Assessment in Schools (IUPUI)
Professional ExperiencePrincipal: IPS Key Learning Community
Adjunct Professor: Indiana University, Purdue University of Indianapolis
Assistant Principal: IPS Key Learning Community
Student Success Coordinator: IPS Key Learning Community
Middle School Science Teacher: Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS)
Research InterestsMultiple Intelligences
Authentic Curriculum/Authentic Assessment
Student Leadership Development
Historical Perspectives on Leadership
Organizational Theory and the Learning Organization
Current Research Projects"Study in Conversion of a 3-Year Principal Preparation Program to a 2-Year Program."
“Leadership Academy Development.”
“Investigating Indicators of Success in Graduates of a Progressive, Urban Public High School.”
PublicationsKunkel, C.D. (2009). The world’s first multiple intelligences school: The story of the Key Learning Community. In H. Gardner, J Chen & S. Moran (Eds.), Multiple Intelligences around the World. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Kunkel, C.D. (2009). Schooling built on multiple intelligences. The School Administrator. 66(2). 24-25.
Kunkel, C.D. (2007). The power of Key: Celebrating 20 years of innovation at the Key Learning Community. Phi Delta Kappan, 89(03), 204-209.
Kunkel, C.D. (2005). Leadership development in a K-12 multiple intelligences program. ASCD Multiple Intelligences Network: IntelligenceConnections. 12(3).
Kunkel, C. D. (2003). A study of community participation and leadership development in an urban public school. Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume 65/02, 175. (UMI No. 3122704)
Kunkel, C.D. (2010). “The Learning Organization of the Key Learning Community.” Presentation to Key Staff and guest attendees, The Key Institute. Key Learning Community, Indianapolis, Indiana, October 12, 2010.
Kunkel, C.D. (2010). “Multiple Intelligences Update: Status of MI in US Public Schools.” Panel Discussion Participant at MI-SIG Business Meeting at AERA Annual Meeting in Denver, CO. May 2, 2010.
Kunkel, C.D. (2009). “True Reform Practices at Key Learning Community,” Teleconference presentation to “Instructional Methods” class: EDUC 530, Point Park University. Pittsburgh, PA, October 31, 2009.
Kunkel, C.D. (2009). “Cultivate Multiple Intelligences,” Presentation to educators and grass roots community leaders, Create West Virginia, Huntington, WV, October 19, 2009.
Kunkel, C.D. & Hoeltke, B. (2009). “Innovative Practices at Key Learning Community: Flow,” 2-Day Consultation, Thomas Jefferson Institute, Queretaro, Mexico, March 30-31, 2009.
Kunkel, C.D. (2009). “Educational Practices at Key Learning Community,” Full Day Graduate Seminar for Residential Leadership Series: EDAD 692, Ball State University, Indianapolis, Indiana Campus, February 28, 2009.
Kunkel, C.D., Hoeltke, B., Sahm, K., and Williams, G. (2008). “One-Day Seminar on Multiple Intelligences (presented to South India Education and Business Community),”Inventure Academy, Bangalore, India, July 1, 2008.
Kunkel, C.D., Hoeltke, B., Sahm, K., and Williams, G. (2008). “Key Learning Community Institute,” Inventure Academy, Bangalore, India, June 28-30, 2008.
Kunkel, C.D. (2008). “The History of Key Learning Community, and How a Multiple Intelligences Curriculum Affects Educational Practices,” Thomas Jefferson Institute, Mexico City, Mexico, February 15, 2008.
Kunkel, C.D. (2007). “A Framework for the Learning Organization at KLC,” Congreso Internacional de Inteligencias Multiples, Colegio Montserrat, Barcelona, Spain, May 6, 2007.
Kunkel, C.D., Schenk, S., Lonnemann, H.B., and Lively, B. (2007) “Maintaining a Progressive and Authentic Multiple Intelligences Program in a Test-Crazed World,” AERA International Conference– Chicago, Illinois, April, 12, 2007.
Kunkel, C.D. (2005). “Using a Multiple Intelligences Curriculum in Student Leadership Development,” (invitation by AERA SIG: MI: Theory and Practice). AERA International Conference– Montreal, Quebec, Canada, April 14, 2005.
Bolaños, P. and Kunkel, C.D. (1997). “Focus on Assessment,” North Dakota ASCD Special Presentation, Fargo, North Dakota. June 26-27, 1997.
Eltzroth, J. and Kunkel, C.D. (1996). “Multiple Intelligences Workshop: The Theory and Practice at Key Learning Community,” Boise State University, Idaho Education Association and Boise School District, Boise, Idaho – June 25-26, 1996.
Kunkel, C.D. (1995). “Progressive Methodology in Education.” Leadership Identification and Development (LID) Program, Indianapolis Public Schools, October, 1995.
Tribble, H. and Kunkel, C.D. (1995). “The Key School/Key Renaissance School and uses of Multiple Intelligences.” Teachers Academy for Mathematics and Science (TAMS), Chicago, Illinois, April 6, 1995.
Kunkel, C.D. (1995). “Alternatives to Lecture.” Indianapolis Public School 110, Summer Retreat, August, 1995.
Kunkel, C.D. (1995) “Assessment in Key Middle School,” presentation in J630 class at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, September, 1995
Kunkel, C.D. (1994). “Progressive Methodology in Education.” Leadership Identification and Development (LID) Program, Indianapolis Public Schools, October, 1994.
NON-REFERRED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
Kunkel, C.D., Seaver, D., Calwell, K., Scott, P., Lively, B. (1997). “Key Learning Community: Theory to Reality.” NMSA National Convention, National Middle School Association, Indianapolis, Indiana, October, 1997.
Kunkel, C.D., Calwell, K., Scott, P., Lively, and Brown, K. (1996). “Key Learning Community: Theory to Reality.” NMSA National Convention, National Middle School Association, Baltimore, Maryland, October, 1996.
Kunkel, C.D., Seaver, D., Calwell, K., Scott, P. and Gwaltney, N. (1995). “Key Learning Community: Theory to Reality.” NMSA National Convention, National Middle School Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, October, 1995.
Barnes, P. and Kunkel, C.D. (1989). “Alternatives to Lecture,” Indiana State Teachers Association Fall Conference, Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN, October, 1989.
LOCALLY ORGANIZED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
Key Institute (2003-2009) – Institute Director, Key Presenter (3-Day Institute)
Topics presented on organizational learning, use of cognitive developmental continuum in Key Assessment System and the “Key Learning Community Theory to Reality” Educational Framework, Key Learning Community, Indianapolis, Indiana, held annually and internationally attended.
“Key Learning Community –Celebrating 20 Years of Educational Innovation” (2007).
Event Director and MC for evening and school day event. Arranged for honored guest Keynote Speakers: Howard Gardner, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and David Henry Feldman, May 30, 2007.
Key Institute (1994-2002) – Key Presenter (4-Day Institute)
·“Curriculum/assessment in logical-mathematical intelligence”
·“Competition vs. collaboration in educational setting”
· “Opportunities for Service and Leadership”
·“Thriving in a Non-Competitive Environment”
·“Student Leadership Development”
Key Learning Community, Indianapolis, Indiana, held annually.
Advisor for which ProgramsM.Ed. LEAD Program
Professional Licenses and CertificationsK-12 School Administrator License
K-12 Physical Education Educator License
5-12 Health Education Educator License
5-12 General Science Educator License
Professional OrganizationsAmerican Educational Research Association
National Association for Secondary School Principals
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Phi Delta Kappa