Ann  Mausbach Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Ann Mausbach

Assistant Professor
Creighton University

I have focused my work on helping building principals and teacher leaders align purpose with focused action. My interest in developing leaders and systems that create change has led me to Creighton University where, as an Assistant Professor for Educational Leadership, I can research the processes for school improvement and the leadership practices that have the greatest impact on student learning.

Subjects: Education


Throughout my career I have worked in a variety of school districts, both privileged and impoverished. I have worked with a variety of principals, both new and veteran. What I have learned from these diverse experiences is that there is one constant that is critical to success. In order to improve the lives of young students (especially economically disadvantaged students) an investment must be made in people, not programs. There is no magic school improvement silver bullet, but there are effective processes that when led by skilled leaders and teacher teams can seem like magic.

I spent 25 years as a central office administrator in K-12 schools i have held positions as an assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, coordinator of staff development and director of elementary education.


    PhD, University of Kansas, Developmental Psychology
    MA, University of Kansas, Developmental Psychology
    MA, University of Missouri, Kansas City, Learning Disabiliti
    BA, Kearney State, Elementary Education and Special Educatio

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    School Improvement
    System Change
    Curriculum Development
    Effective Instruction

Personal Interests

    Watching my two sons play LaCrosse


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