HayesSonya Hayes

Assistant Professor Educational Leadership

PhD, Educational Administration, Texas A&M University, 2016
MEd, Educational Administration, Texas State University, 2002 
BA, English, Lamar University, 1993
Phone: (225) 578-5470

Email: sonyahayes@lsu.edu 
Office: 111P Peabody Hall

 

 

CV

Biography

Dr. Hayes graduated with her PhD in Educational Administration from Texas A&M University in College Station. She holds a M.Ed. in Educational Administration, and a BA in English. Her research interests include principal preparation, urban education leadership, and a principal’s influence on teacher efficacy and equity and excellence in education. Specifically, she is interested in how principals improve teaching and learning for all students and how universities are preparing principals for instructional leadership. She served in public education as a high school English teacher, a high school assistant principal, and a middle school principal for 23 years prior to coming to LSU. She is an active member in the University Council for Educational Administration and serves as the Associate Editor for the Learning and Teaching newsletter.

Selected Publications

Fall 2016, The University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Annual Conference, Voices from the field: Challenges in developing candidates for the instructional leadership role. 
Summer 2016, Texas A&M Summer Administrator Leadership Institute: Meeting the needs of diverse learners by fostering teacher efficacy 
Fall 2015, The University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Graduate Summit, UCEA professors’ perceptions of principal preparation program challenges in developing candidates for the instructional leadership role. 
Spring 2015, National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) Texas’ state conference, How middle schools can encourage female students to engage in STEM education 
Summer 2014, Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP) annual conference, Strategies for principals to increase teacher efficacy

Awards & Honors 

Spring 2016, Distinguished Honors Graduate for College of Education, Texas A&M University 

Professional/Community Service 

Associate Editor for the Learning and Teaching Educational Leadership Newsletter 

Plenum Session Representative for the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) 

Links: 

Twitter: @sdhayes216