- Ph.D. in Philosophy and History of Education, University of California at Los Angeles, 2007
- M.A. in Philosophy and History of Education, University of California at Los Angeles, 2004
- California Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential, California State University at San Marcos, 2000
- B.A. in Literature and Music, University of California at Santa Cruz, 1998 (College Honors, Honors in Major)
- EDC&I 506: Practitioner Research in Schools
- EDC&I 525: Teacher Learning and School Change: Situating Teacher-Leadership in Today's Schools
- EDC&I 526: Inside Teacher Communities: Building Authentic Professional Learning Communities
- EDC&I 552: Coaching and Mentoring Adult Learners (fully online course)
- EDC&I 600: Instructional Leadership Seminars
- EDC&I 553: Collecting, Interpreting, and Using Data for School Improvement
- EDLPS 579: Education Policy as it Relates to Teachers and Teaching
- Winter 2018: Facilitating Adult Learning and Development
- Fall 2018: Coaching and Mentoring Adult Learners
- 2018-2019: Learning and Leadership modules (co-taught with Maxine Alloway)
- EDU 200: Research Methods
- EDU 241: Effective Practices for Coaching and Mentoring Teachers
- EDU 289: Supporting Educational Equity and Access for English Learners
- EDU 296A and 296B: Masters Project Seminar
- EDU 253: Language Competence and Education
- EDU 225A: Assessment in Teacher Development
- EDU 225D: Portfolio Development and Analysis
- TED 666: The Cultural Foundations of Linguistics
- TED 667: Diversity and Change: A Critical Pedagogy
- EDU 409: Language Acquisition, Structure, and Use
- Kent School District (2013-2016)
- Northshore School District (2014-2016)
- Lynden and Meridian School Districts (2015-2017)
- Wahluke School District (2021-2022)
- Nooksack and Blaine School Districts (2021-2022)
- Seattle Teacher Residency Program (2013-2017).
- UW College of Education TEP Coaches (2014-2018).
- University of Washington College of Education Connect:Ed Advisory Board Member
- Academic Affairs Committee, UCDS Graduate College for School Culture
- Secretary, Ruby Bridges Elementary School PTSA, Northshore School District
Director: Master in Leadership
Sylvia Bagley (she/her) directs the Instructional Leadership masters specialization within Teaching, Learning & Curriculum.
Prior to joining the University of Washington, Dr. Bagley was the Fritz Burns Endowed Chair in Instructional Leadership at Mount St. Mary's College (now University) in Los Angeles, where she directed MSMC's teacher-leadership masters and certificate programs, as well as the clear credential program. Prior to receiving her doctorate, Dr. Bagley taught 4th and 5th grade at a culturally diverse elementary school in the Los Angeles Unified School District, where she also served as her school's English Learner Coordinator and Instructional Math Coach.
She is a volunteer instructor for University Beyond Bars, where she also serves on the Educational Programming and Assessment Team (EPAT).
Courses taught in the UW College of Education:
Courses taught at Monroe Correctional Complex Washington State Reformatory and Minimum Security Unit through University Beyond Bars:
Courses taught at Mount St. Mary's College (2007-2012):
Courses taught at National University (2008)
Courses taught at the University of California at Los Angeles, Teacher Education Program (2007)
Dr. Bagley's current and past research interests have included the skills, roles, and dispositions of teacher-leaders; students’ responses to authentic assessment methods in high school; a comparative study of the globalization of higher education within an international context; the Scandinavian folk high school model; and educational opportunities for incarcerated adults.
Elkorghli, E., & Bagley, S.S. (To be published 2022). Cognitive mapping of critical global citizenship education: Conversations with teacher educators in Norway. Prospects: Values, Knowledge and Curriculum in Global Citizenship Education. Edited by Emiliano Bosio, Carlos Alberto Torres and William Gaudelli
Bagley, S.S. & Margolis, J. (2018). The emergence and failure to launch of hybrid teacher leadership. International Journal of Teacher Leadership, 9(1), 33-46.
Bagley, S.S. (February 15, 2016). Teacher leaders or teacher-leaders? An argument on behalf of hyphenated hybridity. Teachers College Record commentary.
Bagley, S.S. & Portnoi, L. (2016). Higher education and the discourse on global competition: Vernacular approaches within higher education policy documents. In: J. Zajda & V. Rust, Globalisation and Higher Education Reforms. Dordrecht: Springer.
Portnoi, L., & Bagley, S.S. (Dec, 2015). The AAUP’s role in a globalized, competitive higher education landscape. Academe.
Bagley, S.S., & Portnoi, L. (Winter 2014). Setting the stage: Global competition in higher education. New Directions in Higher Education, 2014(168), 5-11.
Portnoi, L., & Bagley, S.S. (Winter 2014). A critical analysis of global competition in higher education: Synthesizing themes. New Directions in Higher Education, 2014(168), 97-100.
Portnoi, L., & Bagley, S.S. (Eds.). (Winter, 2014). Critical Perspectives on Global Competition in Higher Education. New Directions in Higher Education, 2014(168). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Bagley, S.S., & Rust, V.D. (2013). Folk schools in the United States: A Scandinavian inspiration. In Nordvall, H., Crowther, J. & Laginder, A. (Eds.), Popular education, power, and democracy: Swedish experiences and contributions. NIACE.
Bagley, S.S., & Portnoi, L. (2012). Expanding the notion of ‘world-class’ higher education institutions. CIES Perspectives, Issue 159.
Portnoi, L., & Bagley, S.S. (2011). Global competition in higher education: Strategies in a glonacal context. World Studies in Education, 12(1).
Bagley, S.S. (2010). Students, teachers, and alternative assessment in secondary school: Relational models theory (RMT) in the field of education. Australian Educational Researcher, 37(1), 83-106.
Portnoi, L., Rust, V.D., and Bagley, S.S., Editors. (2010). Higher education, policy,and the global competition phenomenon. Palgrave Macmillan. Winner, 2nd place: CIES HESIG (Higher Education Special Interest Group) Best Book Award.
Portnoi, L., Bagley, S.S., and Rust, V.D. (2010). Mapping the terrain: The global competition phenomenon in higher education. In L. Portnoi, V.D. Rust, and S.S. Bagley (Eds.), Higher education, policy, and the global competition phenomenon. Palgrave Macmillan.
Bagley, S.S. (February, 2010). Book review: Higher Learning, Greater Good by Walter W. McMahon (The John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 2009). Comparative Education Review, 54(1), 125-127.
Bagley, S.S. & Rust, V.D. (March, 2009). The Scandinavian folk high school: Community-based education in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark. In R. Raby & E. Valeau (Eds.), Community college models: Globalization and higher education. Springer Publishers. [Awarded 2010 CIES Higher Education SIG Best Book award].
Bagley, S.S. (Summer, 2008). High school students’ perceptions of narrative evaluations as summative assessment. American Secondary Education, 36(3), 15-32.
Bagley. S.S. (2008). Growth, personalization, and dialogical exchange in high school: A discursive analysis of alternative assessment. InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies, 4(1).
Stralberg, S. (2006). Reflections, journeys, and possessions: Metaphors of assessment used by high school students. Teachers College Record, Published: July 05, 2006. http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12570
Elkhorgli, E., & Bagley, S.S. (April 2021). Global Education Reform in Norway: The Impact of Neoliberalism. Presented at the 2021 CIES Annual Conference in Seattle, WA.
Bagley, S.S. (October 9, 2020). Every teacher can lead: Collaboration through differentiated teacher leadership. Seattle Public Schools Math Conference.
Bagley, S.S., Hancock, C., & Sharnbroich, R.M. (December 2018). Book clubs for equity: Teachers reading, discussing, and taking action. Washington Education Research Association (WERA) Conference in Seattle.
Bagley, S.S. (March 2018). Conceptualizing teacher-leadership: An interdisciplinary and complexity-driven approach. Paper in panel presentation: “Looking Back, Looking Forward: Exploring Conceptual Frameworks of Teacher Leadership”. AERA NYC.
Bagley, S.S. (August 18, 2017). Invited guest speaker: Promoting Teacher-Leadership and Collegial Professional Development in P-3 Settings. University of Washington Washington P-3 Executive Leadership Certificate Program.
Bagley, S.S. (April 2017). Relational Models Theory and Teacher-Leadership: A Typology of Relational Structures. Paper in roundtable presentation: “Structural, Conceptual, Interpersonal, and Critical Challenges to Teacher-Leadership.” American Education Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX. Read and watch a video about this research here.
Bagley, S.S. (June 30, 2016). Invited panelist: Kollar Building Professional Learning Communities Symposium. Hosted by UW English Department.
Bagley, S.S., & Portnoi, L. (March 2016). Global competition in higher education: A comparative analysis of locally contextualized priorities in education policy documents. Presented at the 2016 CIES Annual Conference in Vancouver, B.C.
Bagley, S.S. (February 2016). The art and science of mentoring. Keynote talk for the UW School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine Annual Faculty Retreat.
Bagley, S.S., Condreay, S., & Miller, A. (December 2015). Fostering student growth and authentic teacher development through learning labs and inquiry-oriented PLCs. Washington Education Research Association (WERA) Conference in Seattle.
Portnoi, L., & Bagley, S.S. (March 2015). Comparative qualitative policy document analysis: Analyzing and comparing across contexts. Presented at the 2015 CIES Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.
Bagley, S.S., Stroomer-Rowe, K., Cunningham, D., Haas, A., McBride, J., Schaefer, G., & Williams, S. (December 2014). Effective Support for Mentors and Coaches: A Hybrid-Online Partnership Between University of Washington and Kent and Northshore School Districts. Panel presentation at the 2014 Washington Education Research Association (WERA) Conference in Seattle.
Cherry, D., McKenna, C., Hintz, Al., Place, N., Todd, J., Bagley, S., Gallucci, C., & Loeb, H. (December 2013). New developments in teacher learning in Washington state: Promising strategies in pre-service and teacher leadership programs. Panel presentation at the 2013 Washington Education Research Association (WERA) Conference in Seattle.
Bagley, S.S., & Portnoi, L. (March 2013). Examining the discourse on global competition: Vernacular approaches within higher education policy documents. Presented at the 2013 CIES Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Portnoi, L., & Bagley, S.S. (October 2012). Comparative Analysis Methods for Studying the Discourse on Global Competition in Higher Education Policy Documents. Presented at the 2012 CIES Western Regional Conference in Phoenix, AZ.
Bagley, S.S., & Tang, K. (February 2012). Teacher leadership in special education: Exploring skills, roles, and perceptions. Presented at the 2012 ATE (Assoc. for Teacher Educators) Conference in San Antonio.
Bagley, S.S., & Portnoi, L. (October 2011). Expanding the notion of what it means to be a “world class” institution. Presented at the 2011 CIES Western Regional Conference at Stanford University.
Portnoi, L., & Bagley, S.S. (May 2011). Global competition in higher education: Strategies in a glonacal context. Presented at the 2011 Comparative and International Education Conference in Montreal.
Bagley, S.S. (October 2010). Folk schools in the United States: A Scandinavian inspiration. Presented at the 2010 CIES Western Regional Conference, CSULB.
Bagley, S.S. (October 2010). Invited participant in closing plenary session: “An Interactive Dialogue on Hope and Education”. 2010 CIES Western Regional Conference, CSULB.
Portnoi, L., Rust, V., and Bagley, S.S. (March 2010). Global Education in Higher Education Panels (Parts 1 & 2). Panel facilitation at the 2010 Comparative and International Education Conference (CIES) in Chicago, Illinois.
Portnoi, L., Bagley, S.S., and Rust, V. (November 2009). Global Competition in Higher Education: Trends, Strategies, and Tensions. CIES Western Regional Conference, UCLA.
Bagley, S.S. (April 2009). Developing Lifelong Learning Habits in High School: The Role of Authentic Assessment Methods. Presented at the 2009 AERA Conference in San Diego, California.
Bagley, S.S. (March 2009). Community-Based Folk High Schools in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark. A panel presentation at the 2009 Comparative and International Educiation Society Conference in Charleston, South Carolina.
Bagley, S.S. (March 2008). Students, Teachers, and Alternative Assessment: Relational Models in High School. Presented at the 2008 AERA Conference in New York City, New York.
Bagley, S.S. (March 2008). Assessment as a Reflection of Academic Identity in High School. Presented at the 2008 AERA Conference in New York City, New York.
Dhanatya, C.; Kawano, M.S.; and Stralberg, S. (October 2006). What is College Like in Turkey or Ghana? The Need for Shared Information on Higher Education Systems and Institutions Around the World. Panel presentation at the 2006 Western Regional Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society in Fremont, California.
Stralberg, S. (April 2006). Alternative Assessment in High School: How Students Respond to Narrative Evaluations and Portfolio Assessment. Presented at the 2006 AERA Conference in San Francisco, CA.
Stralberg, S. (April 2006). The Rhetoric of Alternative Assessment: Emphasizing Growth, Personalization, and Dialectical Exchange. Presented at the 2006 AERA Conference in San Francisco, California.
Jacob, J.; Rust, V.; Stralberg, S.; Toutant, L.; and Wells, T. (March 2006). The Center for International & Development Education at UCLA: Promoting Research, Collaboration, and Academic Opportunities for Graduate Students. A panel presentation at the 2006 Comparative and International Education Society Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Stralberg, S. (March 2006). Relational Models Between Teachers and Students: A Cross-Cultural Analysis. Presented at the 2006 Comparative and International Education Society Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Portnoi, L., Rust, V., Stralberg, S., Toutant, L., and Zhang, H. (September 2005). Internationalization of the University: Learning to Live Together in a Globalized World. A panel presentation at the Western Regional Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society in British Columbia, Vancouver.
Stralberg, S. (September 2005). Making a Difference in the World: A High School Curriculum for Global Citizens. Presented at the Western Regional Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society in British Columbia, Vancouver.
Guevara, E., Share, J., & Stralberg, S. (February 2004). A Question of Voice: Moving from Object to Subject. An original video presentation at the Paolo Freire Conference, UCLA (Los Angeles): http://women.ucla.edu/faculty/hammer/cm178/
Facilitated contract offerings of teacher leadership courses to:
Developed and facilitated professional development trainings for: