Randall W. Peterson, EDD

Randall W. Peterson, EDD<

Assistant Professor and Program Director

Email: rpeterson@barry.edu
Phone Number: 305-899-4830

  • EdD, Educational Leadership / Instructional Technology, Argosy University
  • EdS, Educational Administration, Minnesota State University
  • MA, Education / Athletic Administration, Minnesota State University
  • BS, K-12 Education / Kinesiology - Wellness, Bemidji State University

Dr. Peterson joined the faculty of Barry University in 2019 and is currently an assistant professor and director of the Aspiring Principals and Educational Leadership Program. Prior to the faculty appointment, Dr. Peterson provided leadership as a high school principal while also working as a professor of practice at several regional and national universities

Dr. Peterson is a licensed principal and experienced educational leader in public and private schools with over thirty-five years of experience as a principal, assistant principal, athletic director, instructional coach, department chairperson and classroom teacher/leader/advisor.

As the principal of Eastview High School (Apple Valley Mn.), a large suburban thriving professional learning community, the school was continuously provided state and national recognition as an ACT Exemplary School, one of America’s Top High Schools by the Washington Post, Newsweek and was named by US News and World Report as the Top Comprehensive High School in the State of Minnesota. The Eastview professional learning community earned the highest multiple measurements rating and focus rating in the state of Minnesota for proficiency, growth, achievement gap reduction, and graduation rate. Peterson had the unique opportunity to assist in the design and construction of Eastview High Schools 330,000 square foot facility and the 200-acre campus as well as the hiring of all 230 faculty and staff and the development of academic programing and learning community processes.

As an influential educational leader at the K-12 and university levels, Dr. Peterson was inducted into the Professional Educators Hall of Fame at Bemidji State University for his state, regional and national leadership and educational impact. Peterson was also recently provided the Achievement Award for Distinguished Leadership and Service to the South Suburban Minnesota Conference of Schools.

Dr. Peterson has been deeply engaged in the data driven continuous improvement process to enhance learning and educational culture in learning communities, to create educational equity and quality personal development and growth in students, faculty and administrative leadership teams. Peterson is available to facilitate or coordinate school site consulting, training, action research and principal executive coaching.

Practitioner Focused Selected Presentations, Workshops & Publications

Peterson, R. (2020). The Student-Centered Learning Community, p 9-10. Intellispark eBook -Student Centered Learning Edition, July 2020. https://connect.intellispark.com/scl-ebook

Peterson, R. (2020). The Essential Bridge Between Knowing and Doing, p 8-9. Intellispark eBook - Collaborative Leadership Edition, September 2020. https://bit.ly/2TePsPH

Journey to Extraordinary: College & Career Readiness through an Equity Lens. 2018 ACT State Organization Conference. Minneapolis, MN.

A Case Study: Minnesota ISD 196 Eastview Meets Complex Scheduling Needs. Infinite Campus Magazine, Spring 2012. Infinite Campus, Inc., Blaine MN.

Powerful Partnerships: Principals and Practitioners Building a Culture of Literacy. Leadership in Reading Network (LIRN) - Minnesota Reading Association. Minnesota Department of Education. Oct. 8, 2010 https://mra.onefireplace.org/event-203468

Using Curriculum Mapping to Coordinate Curriculum and Assessment Efforts. 2009 ACT Educator Workshop - Improving Student and School Achievement. Using curriculum mapping to align curriculum, instruction and assessment with identified essential learnings. Eagan Minnesota. July, 2009

Master(ful) Scheduling: Technology Options and Opportunities to Enhance Academic Master Scheduling. Jefferson Co. Public Schools, Denver CO 2007, Aurora Colorado Public Schools 2008, Atlanta Ga., 2008

4 x4 Academic Master Schedule Building Consulting. Provided a three-day 4x4 master scheduling workshop for administrators, counselors, and technical support personnel. Weld Public Schools Keensburg, CO 2006

Student Assessment Data (NCLB/AYP) to Enhance Student Learning: The Power of the Data Driven Practitioner. St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN, Teacher Advisory Board Spring Workshop 2006.

Web-Base Student Information Systems: Alternative Scheduling/Creating Learning Communities and the Development of High Performing Teaching and Learning Teams. A statewide seminar presented to superintendents, principals, and technology directors. Eagan, MN April 11, 2002.

Enhancing Teaching, Learning, Communication, and Productivity Through the Effective Management of Technical Resources. National School Boards Association. 1999 National Technology and Learning Conference. Dallas, Texas Convention Center. November 10-13, 1999.

Sportsmanship: The Key to Quality Competition. Minnesota State High School League Journal 64:1, 4-5, 1994.

High School Football: A Springboard to Lifelong Success. First and Ten - 3:1, 1991.

The Development and Administration of a High School All-Sport Strength Training Program, National Strength and Conditioning Association Journal - 9:3, 33-34, 1987. https://journals.lww.com/nsca-scj/toc/1987/06000

Practitioner Academic Pre-Publication Peer Review

Manuscript pre-publication reviewer: (2019) Learner Agency: Building the Mindset and Skill Set in our Classrooms Learner-Centered, Standards-Driven Schools. Solution -Tree Press, Bloomington, IN.

Manuscript pre-publication reviewer: (2013) More Than a Mission Statement: Creating a Culture of Authentic Alignment. Solution Tree Press. Bloomington, IN.

Manuscript pre-publication reviewer: (2012) Next Practices: An Executive Guide for Education Decision Makers (Dispelling the Myths of the 21st Century Classroom). Solution Tree Press. Bloomington, IN.

Manuscript pre-publication reviewer: Liption, L. & Wellman, B. (2011). Got Data? Now What? Creating and Leading Cultures of Inquiry. Solution Tree Press, Bloomington, IN.

Manuscript pre-publication reviewer: Giddings, G. and Stoll, C. (2010) Sea Change: Creating Learner-Centered, Standards-Driven Schools. Solution -Tree Press. Bloomington, IN.

Manuscript pre-publication reviewer: Marshall/Rossman: Designing Qualitative Research, 5th Edition. SAGE Publications 2009.

Masters, Specialist & Doctorate Courses Taught

Educational Research: Quantitative Research and Statistics (SPSS), Methods and Analysis of Qualitative Research, Mixed Methods Research, Action Research, Research Design, Introduction - Ed. Research. Data Use and Analysis, Methodology of Research

Curriculum, Instruction, Leadership: Curriculum Supervision, Instructional Design & Delivery, Instructional Technology Leadership/Online Learning, Principal/Administrative Leadership, Human Resource/Personnel Leadership, Principal Executive Leadership

Educational Program Development and Evaluation: Comprehensive Planning & Implementation, Program Development & Evaluation, Critical Analysis of Problems & Issues in Education, School Law & Ethics, Higher Education Student Affairs, School & Community Relations, Facilities, School Finance & Business Practice

Dissertation Committee: Subject Matter Expert, Data, Methodology and Statistical Leadership.