Faculty and Staff
Sandra R. Lindsay, Ed.D.
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Ed.D. Curriculum and Instruction, University of South Carolina
M.Ed. Reading, The Citadel, Charleston, South Carolina
BA History, Winthrop College, Rock Hill, South Carolina
Curriculum design and implementation, data collection and use, curricular change, academic leadership, strategic planning, budget development and school finance, community relations/Public information/Communication skills, organizational/ management skills
Dr. Sandra Lindsay is currently serving as Clinical Professor in the Educational Leadership and Policies Department of the College of Education at the University of South Carolina. Previously, she served as Deputy State Superintendent at the South Carolina Department of Education. She has assumed numerous statewide leadership roles including the presidency of both the South Carolina Association of School Superintendents and the South Carolina Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Dr. Lindsay has received numerous awards and honors for her work with public schools and has served at the national level as President of the Deputies Leadership Commission of the Council of Chief State School Officers.
Dr. Lindsay teaches primarily at the Master's degree level, specializing in the institution of Grow Your Own Leader Cohorts with school districts and consortia of districts as they identify future leaders in their school systems. She has worked as a consultant in the private, public, and non-profit sectors with building organizational trust; assessing, recruiting and retaining high quality staff; strategic planning; and building effective internal and external communication systems.
Dr. Lindsay also serves as an adjunct faculty member of Executive Education at The Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. She is a key instructor for highly successful program offerings such as High Performance Coaching, Leadership Through People Skills and Supervisory Development for New Managers.
Selected presentations and workshops
Lindsay, S. R. (2011). Conducted 2 days of workshops and provided on-going site visits in coaching support of the leadership teams in Allendale County's four schools. Allendale and Fairfax, SC. September-December 2011.
Lindsay, S. R. (2011, January). Facilitated the development of a strategic plan for Lee County Schools. Bennetsville, SC
Lindsay, S. R. & Wolfe, E. (2011, October). Developed and delivered the inaugural Women's Leadership Program as an ongoing session offering in the Executive Education Program at the Daniel Mickel Center, Moore School of Business.
Lindsay, S. R. (2011, July 18 and 19). Co-Presented (with Dr. Lynn Harrill) a session for school leaders (Research to Practice) and facilitated a panel discussion of Superintendents from School Improvement Grant (SIG) school districts during the SIG Summer Conference, Clarion Hotel, Columbia, SC.
Lindsay, S. R. & Cox, E. (2011, May). Administered self-assessments for leadership potential and provided a follow-up session for aspiring principals (Richland District One's Leadership Academy). Columbia, SC.
Lindsay, S. R. (2011, January- August). Served as a member of the Project 180 Council, charged with overseeing the implementation plans of schools receiving School Improvement Grants (SIG) from the US Dept of Education.
Lindsay, S. R. (2011, April). Served as a reader/reviewer of grant proposals for schools/districts applying for Phase II School Improvement Grants (SIG) from the US Dept of Education
Lindsay, S. R. (2011, Sept-Dec). Conducted workshops on selected leadership topics for administrators and coaches in Lexington School District Two. West Columbia, SC.
Lindsay, S. R. (2011). Data-driven decision making--workshops for administrators in the School Leaders Executive Institute, South Carolina Department of Education. Two presentations: January through October 2011.
Lindsay, S. R. & Cox, E., (2011). High Performance Coaching--workshops for administrators in the School Leaders Executive Institute, South Carolina Department of Education. Two, two-day presentations: January through October 2011.
Lindsay, S. R. (2011). Facilitated the review and development of a new/revised strategic plan for Center for Educator Recruitment Retention and Advancement (CERRA). June-Nov. 2011.
Lindsay, S. R. (Sept 19-20, 2011). Facilitated SCASA's (South Carolina Association of School Administrators) 2 day Planning Retreat. Strategic goals were reviewed and plans developed for the long-term actions of the professional organization. Columbia, SC.
Lindsay, S. R. (2010, July). Conducted 2 days of workshops on selected leadership topics for administrators and coaches in Marion School District Seven. Myrtle Beach, SC.
Lindsay, S. R. (2010, June). Conducted a workshop on effective coaching and communications skills for assistant principals and coaches in Florence School District One. Florence, SC.
Lindsay, S. R. (2010, July). Presented a session for district leaders (District Leadership That works) during the Title One Best Practices Summer Conference, Embassy Suites, Charleston, SC.
Lindsay, S. R. (2010, January). Presented a session for assistant principals (Leadership Strategies) during the SCASA Winter Conference, Embassy Suites, Columbia, SC.
Lindsay, S. R. (2010, November). Panel member: Power lunch for clinical faculty Presented by the Center for Effective Teaching. USC, Columbia, SC
Lindsay, S. R. (2010, Jan-Dec). Assisted Palmetto Priority Schools (PPS) staff at the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) with the planning and delivery of professional development activities for designated Palmetto Priority Schools principals, liaisons and other designated district staff.
Lindsay, S. R. (2010) Data-driven decision making. Workshops for administrators in the School Leaders Executive Institute, South Carolina Department of Education. Two presentations: January through October 2010.
Selected products and publications
Cox, E., & Lindsay, S. (Winter, 2013). Reframing professional development. Palmetto Administrator, (28), 10-13.
Lindsay, S. R., Halfacre, J., & Welch F.C. (2009). Dancing with the tensions. The Best of Principal Leadership for Assistant Principals. Reston,VA: National Association of Secondary School Principals.
Lindsay, S. R. (August, 2008). Grow your own leaders: The School Administrator, 7(65) 20-23.
Cox, E., & Lindsay, S. (Spring 2008). Finding your leadership voice. Palmetto Administrator, (22), 25-29.
Lindsay, S. R. (2008). The challenge of educational leadership. Southeast Comprehensive Center e-Bulletin, 2 (2), 1-4.
Lindsay, S. R., Welch, F.C. & Halfacre, J. (2005, March/April) Planning for strategic planning. Principal. Web Exclusives, 84(4).
Lindsay, S. R., Halfacre, J., & Welch F.C. (2004, November). Principal leadership: Dancing with the tensions. Principal Leadership 5(3) 30-34.
Welch, F. C., Lindsay, S. R., & Halfacre, J. (2001, February). Quality principals: Questions to consider. Principal Leadership, 1(6) 56-59.
Lindsay, S. R., Halfacre, J. & Welch, F.C. (2001, December). Accountability that really counts. Principal Leadership, 2(4), 39-41.
Welch, F. C. Halfacre, J., & Lindsay, S. R. (2001, December) Teaching and Learning about Change: Why, What and How. Alpha Delta Kappa Kappan, 31(2) 13-14.
Lindsay, S. R. (1997, Fall) A Framework for Accountability. The Palmetto Administrator.
Lindsay, S. R. (1992) The Dissemination of Educational Change: Reading Recovery in Dorchester School District Two. Doctoral Dissertation, University of South Carolina.
Wall of Fame. The Citadel School of Education. (2010)
Life Time Achievement Award. South Carolina Council for the Social Studies (2004)
Advocacy Award: South Carolina Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (2000)
Outstanding Educator Award. South Carolina Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (1999)
Exemplary Service to Public Education Award: South Carolina Association of Teacher Educators (1999)
Barbara H. James Award: for Outstanding Contributions to and Support of Tech Prep
Special Recognition: South Carolina Association of Adult Education Directors (1996)
Instructional Leader of the Year: South Carolina Association of School Superintendents (1992–1993)
Friend of Reading Recovery: State Council (1997)
William B. Harley Administrator of the Year Award (1995)