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Amie Cieminski

Amie Cieminski

Associate Professor

Leadership, Policy, and Development: Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

Contact Information

McKee 403
Mailing Address
University of Northern Colorado
Leadership, Policy, and Development: Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Campus Box 103
Greeley, CO 80639


Ed.D. from the University of Northern Colorado in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies; Dissertation: Practices that Support Principal Succession, 2015

Areas of Expertise: School and district leadership, professional development, school improvement, teacher and leader development

Professional/Academic Experience

Principal of  Monfort Elementary (6 years), Director of Secondary Schools and Director of Professional Learning for Greeley-Evans School District (5 years), Board of Directors and President of Colorado Staff Development Council.

Research/Areas of Interest

Publications/Creative Works

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Morgan, T. L., & Cieminski, A. (2023). Critical reflection to develop transformative consciousness of racial differences. Professional Development in Education, 49(4), 634–650. https://doi.org/10.1080/19415257.2023.2178482

Melloy, K., Cieminski, A., & Sundeen, T. (2021). Accepting educational responsibility: Preparing administrators to lead inclusive schools. Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 17(4), 358-382. https://doi.org/10.1177/19427751211018498

Morgan, T., & Cieminski, A. (2021). Exploring mechanisms that influence adolescent academic motivation. Educational Studies, 47(6), 770-774.  https://doi.org/10.1080/03055698.2020.1729102

Cieminski, A. (2018). Practices that support leadership succession and principal retention. Educational Leadership Review, 19(1), 21-41.

Book Chapters

Cieminski, A. (2022). The role of principal supervisors in supporting succession practices. In L. Sabina (Ed.), School administrator succession planning:  Identifying high-impact practices, programs, and frameworks in P-12 schools. Information Age Publishing.

Cieminski, A., Morgan, T. L. (2022). Teachers can’t do it alone: The role of leadership in implementing equity-driven social-emotional learning. In S. Carlile, & D. Peterson (Eds.), Improvement science as a tool for school enhancement: Solutions for better educational outcomes. Meyers Press.

Cieminski, A. (2020). No perfect way to mentor women leaders. In J. Surface, & D. Donsky (Eds.), Women in educational leadership: A practitioner’s handbook. Word and Deed Publishing.

Professional Journal Articles

Cieminski, A. (2023). Leading across generations: A review of “5-gen leadership: Leading 5 generations in schools in the 2020s.” Delta Kappa Gamma: Bulletin, 89(5), 49-52.

Cieminski, A., & Asmus, A. (2023). Principal turnover is too high. Principal supervisors can help. The Learning Professional, 44(1), 34-38.

Cieminski, A. (2022). Design thinking: Developing innovative solutions to make a difference. Delta Kappa Gamma: Bulletin, 89(1), 6-12.

Cieminski, A., & Andrews, D. (2018). The perfect mix: With blended professional learning, learners choose time, place, path, and pace. The Learning Professional, 39(1), 50-55.

Honors and Awards

2021 College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, Excellence in Diversity and Equity Award