About Me

Dr. Thomas Van Soelen

Dr. Thomas Van Soelen
Graduate Education Assistant Adjunct

Email: Thomas.VanSoelen@dordt.edu

After a decade of educational leadership experience, I am excited to primarily teach EDUC 561: Instructional Leadership.

EDUCATION

  • B.A. Elementary Education, K-12 Choral/Instrumental Music, Dordt College
  • M.Ed. Elementary Education, Florida Atlantic University
  • Ed.S. Educational Leadership, Florida Atlantic University
  • Ph.D. Elementary Education, University of Georgia

SAMPLE PUBLICATIONS

  • Van Soelen, T.M. (May, 2019). Talking the Talk: Part Two. Communicator, 42(9), National Association of Elementary School Principals.
  • Van Soelen, T.M. (April, 2019). Walking the Walk: Part One. Communicator, 42(8), National Association of Elementary School Principals.
  • Van Soelen, T.M. (March, 2019). Review of Amplify Your Impact: Coaching Collaborative Teams in PLCs at Work. School Administrator, 76(3), p. 45.
  • Van Soelen, T.M., Kersey, S.N., Chester, C., LeMoyne, M., & Perkins Williams, R. (February, 2019). Roots and wings: Principal prepares assistants for career transitions. The Learning Professional, 38(4), pp. 36-40.
  • Van Soelen, T. (April, 2018). Get Your Team Unstuck. Your Learning Network, Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development online newsletter.
  • Van Soelen, T.M. (March 20, 2018). Rethinking Parent-Teacher Conferences. American School Board Journal online. National School Boards Association.
  • Alejandro, Z., Garland, S., Kennedy, S., & Van Soelen, T. (August, 2017). Preschool is school: Early childhood educators need relevant, collaborative, and aligned learning. The Learning Professional, 38(4), pp. 46-50.
  • Van Soelen, T.M. (December 29, 2016). Four Ways to Make Professional Development Work. Guest blog post on Leadership 360 online, Education Week.
  • Van Soelen, T.M., Kersey, S.N., Perkins, R. (November, 2016). Teacher evaluation and support are not mutually exclusive. Principal Leadership, 17:3, 44-47.
  • Van Soelen, T.M. (June 23, 2016). Team work boosts student learning and professional community. Phi Delta Kappan Common Core Writing Project.
  • Van Soelen, T.M. (2016). Crafting the feedback teachers need and deserve: A guide for leaders.  NY: Routledge/Taylor and Francis.

SAMPLE PRESENTATIONS

  • From Doing Protocols to Using Them, invited preconference session at the international Learning Forward Conference, Dallas, TX, December 2018

  • Shifting From Zero Tolerance to Equitable Discipline, Learning Forward Conference, Dallas, TX, December 2018

  • Crafting the Feedback Your Teachers Need and Deserve, Georgia Association of Educational Leaders, Jekyll Island, GA, July 2018

  • Crafting the Feedback Your Teachers Need and Deserve, American Association for School Administrators, Nashville, TN, February 2018

  • Building a Learning Community Focused on Equity, invited preconference session at the Iowa Culture and Language Conference, Coralville, IA, November 2017