Ann T. Mausbach, Dr.
Ann T. Mausbach, Dr.

Ann T. Mausbach, Dr.

Assistant Professor
College of Arts and Sciences

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Education

Position

  • Assistant Professor

Teaching Activity

  • EDL 607 School Improvement
  • EDL 609 Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction, PartI
  • EDL 614 Leading Professional Learning Communities
  • EDL 624 Supervision of Teaching and Learning
  • EDL 635, 639, 643 Internship
  • EDU 609 Principles of Organization and Administration for Elementary and Secondary Schools
  • EDU 617 Leadership in Administration of Educational Technology
  • ILD 827 Leadership in School Improvement

Biography

Dr. Mausbach formerly held positions in K-12 school systems. She was an assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, coordinator of staff development, director of curriculum and director of elementary education. She has published two books. A more complete listing of scholarship, teaching, and research interests can be found on her curriculum vitae. 

Education

  • University of Kansas, PhD 2001
  • University of Kansas, MA 1995
  • University of Missouri, Kansas City, MA 1989
  • Kearney State, BA, 1985

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • Bruckner, Martha, Mausbach, Ann It Takes a Culture, Educational Leadership, 72, 60-64, 2015

Presentations

  • Increasing Graduation Rates, ASCD National Conference,, 2014
  • Using School Improvement Processes, Professional Leadership Learning Network #2 AEA 267, Cedar Falls, IA, 2014-present, 2014
  • Layering Interventions: One District’s Journey, Iowa ASCD Curriculum Leadership Conference, 2013
  • Aligning School Improvement Processes, Professional Leadership Learning Network #1 AEA 267, Cedar Falls, IA, 2013-present, 2013
  • Language Arts Formative Assessments, Council Bluffs Community School District, 2013, 2013
  • Hitting Grade Level Reading Out of the Park with Summer Learning: The Council Bluffs Model, National Summer Learning Conference, 2012
  • Collective Action in Literacy: Strengthening and Supplementing the Core, ASCD National Conference,, 2012
  • Badges, Buttons, and Beliefs: Ten Dynamic Ideas to Increase Graduation Rates, ASCD National Conference, 2011
  • From Critic to Collaborator: Working Together for Student Support, ASCD National Conference, 2010
  • Workshop Overview, Council Bluffs Community School District, 2010, 2010
  • Aligning the Design for School Improvement, ASCD National Conference,, 2009
  • Curriculum Revision Process, Council Bluffs Community School District, 2008-2013, 2008
  • Council Bluffs Community School District New Administrator’s Cohort, Council Bluffs Community School District, 2007-2013, 2007
  • Principal Leadership Development, Council Bluffs Community School District, 2007-2013, 2007
  • Lining Up the Stars and Planets for School Improvement: Using the Walkthroughs and Look Fors as Tools for Improvement, MSDC Show-Me Professional Development Conference”, Lake of the Ozarks, March, 2005, 2005
  • Balanced Literacy: An Overview, Omaha Public Schools Administrators, 2005-2006, 2005
  • Walkthroughs and Data Consult, Omaha Public Schools Administrators, November, 2005, 2005
  • The Next Step: Designing and Implementation Powerful Professional Development Plans, Liberty Public Schools Administrative Team, February, 2005, 2005
  • The Data Consult Process, Liberty Public Schools Administrative Team, August, 2005, 2005
  • Implementing Missouri’s Reading Legislation, Missouri School Board Association, Lake of the Ozarks, October, 2002, 2002
  • Curriculum Maps and Benchmark Assessments, Liberty Public Schools teachers, August, 2002, 2002
  • K-2 Social Studies Alive! Liberty Public Schools teachers, July, 2002, 2002
  • How Curriculum Becomes Instruction, Liberty Public Schools Board of Education, April, 2002, 2002
  • Fine Arts Curriculum Revision Process, Liberty Public Schools Fine Arts Team, February, 2002, 2002
  • Tools for Instructional Leaders, Liberty Public Schools Administrative Team, August, 2001, 2001
  • 3rd Cycle MSIP, Liberty Public Schools Administrative Team, February, 2001, 2001
  • Elementary International Language Program, Liberty Public Schools Board of Education, March, 2000, 2000
  • Annual Performance Report, Liberty Public Schools Administrative Team, February, 2000, 2000
  • Process of Developing Cognitive Curriculum, Liberty Public Schools Social Studies Team, October, 1999, 1999
  • Missouri Assessment Program, Liberty Public Schools teachers, Fall, 1999, 1999
  • Comprehensive School Improvement Plan, Liberty Public Schools Board of Education, October, 1998, 1998
  • Developing Performance Assessments, Presented to Shawnee Mission Assessment Committee, Shawnee Mission Schools, Overland Park, KS, January, 1998, 1998
  • Implementing the Theory of Multiple Intelligences, CARE Conference Rockhurst College, Kansas City, MO, October, 1997, 1997
  • Cooperative Learning: Tried and True Techniques for Behavior Disordered Students, Midwest Region Behavior Disorder Symposium, Kansas City, MO, February, 1997, 1997
  • Results-Based Staff Development, Presented to Westridge Middle School, Shawnee Mission Schools, Overland Park, KS, November, 1997, 1997
  • Results-Based Staff Development, Presented to West Advisory Board, Shawnee Mission Schools, Overland Park, KS, October, 1997, 1997
  • QPA: Cycle II, Presented to district administrators, Shawnee Mission Schools, Overland Park, KS, August, 1997, 1997
  • Making Connections: Developing Integrated Units Using the Shawnee Mission Curriculum, Presented to Shawnee Mission elementary school teachers, Overland Park, KS, June, 1997, 1997
  • Revisiting Cooperative Learning: Making it Work in the Block Schedule, Presented to Shawnee Mission North High School Staff, Shawnee Mission, KS, June, 1997, 1997
  • Effective Use of Technology, Kansas Staff Development Council Leadership Conference, Salina, KS, April, 1996, 1996
  • Getting Started with Technology – One District’s Plan, Kansas Technology Association, Wichita, KS, September, 1996, 1996
  • Results-Based Staff Development, Presented to district administrators, Shawnee Mission Schools, Overland Park, KS, November, 1996, 1996
  • QPA: Designing and Implementing the School Improvement Plan, Presented to district administrators, Shawnee Mission Schools, Overland Park, KS, November, 1996, 1996
  • Teacher Expectations, Student Achievement, (TESA), Presented to Fort Leavenworth Junior High Staff, Fort Leavenworth, KS, January, 1996, 1996
  • Computers in the Classroom – Beyond Drill and Practice, Learning Exchange Conference, Olathe, KS, June, 1995, 1995
  • Integrating Technology, Presented to elementary district administrators, Shawnee Mission Schools, Overland Park, KS, December, 1995, 1995
  • An Overview of PowerPoint, Presented at district in-service, Shawnee Mission Schools, Overland Park, KS, November, 1995, 1995
  • Multimedia – What Is It and What Does It Mean For Our Students, Presented to secondary administrators, Shawnee Mission Schools, Overland Park, KS, August, 1995, 1995
  • Managing Change, Presented to elementary district administrators, Shawnee Mission Schools, Overland Park, KS, April, 1995, 1995
  • Teacher Expectations, Student Achievement, (TESA), Presented to district administrators, Shawnee Mission Schools, Overland Park, KS, January, 1995, 1995
  • Teacher Expectations, Student Achievement, (TESA), Presented to district teachers, Shawnee Mission Schools, Overland Park, KS, October, 1994, 1994
  • QPA: An Overview of the Process, Presented to district administrators, Shawnee Mission Schools, Overland Park, KS, September, 1994, 1994
  • Effective Cooperative Learning Structures, Presented at Juniper Gardens Children’s Project, Kansas City, KS, May, 1994, 1994
  • Alternative Approaches to Assessment – EBASS Observation Instrument, Region VI Kansas Association of Special Education Administrators, Clearwater, KS, December, 1993, 1993
  • QPA – Transforming Meaning into Practice, United Superintendents Association, Topeka, KS, November, 1993, 1993
  • Implementing a District-Wide Inclusion Program, Kansas Special Educator’s Administrators Association, Lawrence, KS, October, 1993, 1993
  • Special Services Role in the QPA Process, QPA Summer Academy, Manhattan, KS, August, 1993, 1993
  • Transitioning to Inclusion – It Isn’t Just One Meeting in April, National Conference of the Council for Exceptional Children, San Antonio, TX, April, 1993, 1993
  • Advanced Class-Within-a-Class, Presented at South Central Kansas Education Service Center, Clearwater, KS, December, 1993, 1993
  • Classwide Peer Tutoring, Presented at South Central Kansas Education Service Center, Clearwater, KS, December, 1993, 1993
  • Understanding All Stakeholders’ Roles in Inclusion, Presented at Tanglewood Elementary, Derby School District, Derby, KS, December, 1993, 1993
  • Effective Cooperative Strategies-Numbered Heads Together, Presented at Eastgate Middle School, North Kansas City School District, Kansas City, MO, November, 1993, 1993
  • Critical Components of Successful Inclusion Programs, Presented at Bernio Public Schools, Bernio, Texas, October, 1993, 1993
  • Numbered Heads Together, Presented at district in-service, Turner USD 202, Kansas City, KS, October, 1993, 1993
  • Developing Effective Assessments, Presented at Eastgate Middle School, North Kansas City School District, Kansas City, MO, October, 1993, 1993
  • Defining Inclusion, Presented at Eastgate Middle School district in-service day, North Kansas City School District, Kansas City, MO, October, 1993, 1993
  • Collaborative Teaming, Presented at district special education in-service, Turner USD 202, Kansas City, KS, August, 1993, 1993
  • Effective Instructional Strategies for All Students, Presented at Claremore Public Schools, Claremore, OK, August, 1993, 1993
  • Critical Components of Successful Inclusion Programs, Presented at Claremore Public Schools, Claremore, OK, August, 1993, 1993
  • Defining Inclusion, Presented at Claremore Public Schools, Claremore, OK, August, 1993, 1993
  • Class-Within-a-Class, Presented at Haysville School District, Haysville, KS, March, 1993, 1993
  • Focus Techniques, Presented at district special education in-service, Turner USD 202, Kansas City, KS, March, 1993, 1993
  • Elaborated Feedback, Presented at district special education in-service, Turner USD 202, Kansas City, KS, February, 1993, 1993
  • Cooperative Learning Structures – Co-op, Co-op, Presented at district in-service, Turner USD 202, Kansas City, KS, February, 1993, 1993
  • Classwide Peer Tutoring, Presented at Spring Hill School District, Spring Hill, MO, February, 1993, 1993
  • Preassessment – Problem-Solving Procedures, Presented at district in-service, Junction City Schools, Junction City, KS, January, 1993, 1993
  • Numbered Heads Together, Presented at district special education in-service, Turner USD 202, Kansas City, KS, January, 1993, 1993
  • Implementing Class-Within-a-Class at the Middle School Level, Kansas Association of Middle Level Education, Salina, Kansas, April, 1992, 1992
  • Prerequisites to Successful Inclusion, Kansas State Council for Exceptional Children, Lawrence, KS, October, 1992, 1992
  • Critical Components in Effective Staff Development, Kansas Effective Schools Conference, Wichita, KS, May, 1992, 1992
  • Class-Within-a-Class, Presented at South Central Kansas Education Service Center, Clearwater, KS, December, 1992, 1992
  • Defining Inclusion, Presented at Doniphan County Education Cooperative, Bendena, KS, September, 1992, 1992
  • Understanding the Change Process, Presented at district special education in-service, Turner USD 202, Kansas City, KS, November, 1992, 1992
  • Application of Elements of Effective Lessons, Presented at district special education in-service, Turner USD 202, Kansas City, KS, October, 1992, 1992
  • Effective Communications Skills, Presented at district special education in-service, Turner USD 202, Kansas City, KS, September, 1992, 1992
  • Overview of Class-Within-a-Class, Presented at district special education in-service, Turner USD 202, Kansas City, KS, August, 1992, 1992
  • Effective Strategies-Concept Diagram, Presented at district special education in-service, Turner USD 202, Kansas City, KS, February, 1992, 1992
  • Whole Language, Whole Child: Meeting Special Needs, Regional Conference of Teachers Applying Whole Language, Kansas City, MO, March, 1991, 1991
  • An Integrated Approach to Staff Development, Kansas State Staff Development Leadership Conference, Salina, KS, April, 1991, 1991
  • Middle School Implementation of Class-Within-a-Class, Kansas Association of Middle School Administrators, Emporia, KS, October, 1991, 1991
  • Turned On and Tuned In with Class-Within-a-Class, Kansas Association of Middle School Administrators; Emporia, KS, October, 1991, 1991
  • Developing Effective Lessons, Presented at district special education in-service, Turner USD 202, Kansas City, KS, November, 1991, 1991
  • Classwide Peer Tutoring, Presented at district special education in-service, Turner USD 202, Kansas City, KS, October, 1991, 1991
  • Understanding Students with Mild Handicaps, Presented at district special education in-service, Turner USD 202, Kansas City, KS, September, 1991, 1991
  • Effective Instructional Practices – Classwide Peer Tutoring, Kansas State Council for Exceptional Children, Lawrence, KS, October, 1990, 1990
  • TOTAL Staff Development – An Integrated Approach, Kansas State Council for Exceptional Children, Lawrence, KS, October, 1990, 1990

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Educational Leadership, Literacy Leadership, Systems Change

Current Research Projects

  • Goal setting practices of effective leaders, feedback methods for more effective supervison

Grant Funding Received

  • “Innovations in Education”, Iowa West Foundation, Total Project Budget $6 million over 5 years
  • “A+ Schools”, State of Missouri, Total Project Budget $450,000
  • “Read To Be Ready Grant”, State of Missouri, Total Project Budget $150,000
  • “Curriculum On-Line”, Goals 2000, State of Kansas, Total Project Budget $94,660
  • “Direct Assessment Project”, Alternative Assessment Division, Title VI-B Grant, State of Kansas, Total Project Budget $70,017
  • “Teams of Problem-Solvers”, Building-Based Decision-Making Division, Title VI-B Grant, State of Kansas, Total Project Budget $120,000
  • “Progressive Inclusion Project”, Personnel Division, Title VI-B Grant, State of Kansas, Total Project Budget $100,412

Awards and Honors

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