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Hawkins, Wischnowski Publish in Head Start Journal

May 6, 2017

Dr. Seanelle (Tracy) Hawkins, a graduate of the Ed.D. in Executive Leadership program at the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education, and Dean Mike Wischnowski co-published an article in the peer-reviewed Head Start research journal, Dialog.

Seanelle Tracy

Based on Hawkin’s dissertation, the article is titled, “Leading Head Start Turnaround: A Four-stage Turnaround Model for Transforming Program Performance.”

Hawkin's was also recently given the Arthur L. Walton, Jr. Executive Leadership Award during the School of Education's Education Celebration. She was honored for her work as the executive director for both Wilson Commencement Park and Sojourner House at PathStone. This is a unique leadership model with two nonprofits benefiting from shared executive leadership, one that Tracy feels is innovative and a smart use of resources to better serve the community. Both organizations serve women and children impacted by homelessness. In addition, she is an adjunct professor at Monroe Community College.

She earned her bachelor’s degree from Utica College and her master’s in strategic leadership at Roberts Wesleyan College before earning her doctorate at Fisher. Her unique background in communication, early childhood education, and strategic leadership have strengthened her 16-year career in nonprofit executive leadership.