Jan Westrick, Dr.
115 Meier Hall
Jan Westrick is professor of education with an Ed.D. from the University of Minnesota in Educational Policy. Her experience in P-12 education includes 25 years serving at the Hong Kong International School in a wide range of teaching and administrative positions, including the roles of deputy head, principal, coordinator of curriculum and professional development, high school assistant principal for academics, and teacher and part-time lecturer at the University of Hong Kong.
She has led numerous workshops on international education, accreditation, leading educational change, the school as a learning organization, principals as leaders of learning, professional development, intercultural sensitivity, and service-learning.
Her international education development work focuses on quality and equity in education and building capacity throughout educational systems. She has worked for UNICEF on Child-friendly School initiatives in Oman, Thailand, Macedonia, Uzbekistan, and Bosnia & Herzegovina. She has also trained secondary principals in Oman through the U.S. State Department’s Middle East Partnership Initiative. She designed and implemented a training of trainers model of professional development for teachers and educational leaders on enacting instruction based on the new Literacy Learning Outcomes for Save the Children and the Agency for Education in Bosnia & Herzegovina
Westrick’s research interests focus on understanding teacher professional development, principal identity, and intercultural competence within international and comparative contexts.
Ed.D., Educational Policy and Administration - University of Minnesota 2002
Illinois Certification in K-12 Administration and Supervision
Illinois Certification in 6-12 Teaching
Areas of Specialization
Teacher Professional Development
Foreign Language Instruction
Designing Curriculum, Assessment, and Learning Plans
Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages
Dimensions of Culture
Teacher Education Pedagogy