About Jerome Steele

Jerome Steele is an assistant professor in the Educational Leadership doctoral program at the Esteves School of Education at Russell Sage College.

He has 38 years experience as a teacher and school district administrator. He taught 7-12 social studies for the Green Island Union Free School District from 1974 – 1984. In 1984, he became K-12 principal for the Heatly School in Green Island. In 1991, he became superintendent of the Maplewood-Colonie Common School District, a position he held for 17 years. During 2007-2008, he guided the Maplewood district through the reorganization process with the North Colonie Central School District. Dr. Steele has shared his expertise on reorganization through presentations for the Capital Area School Development Association and the Regional Education Laboratory for the Northeast and Islands. He is a member of the Governing Board for the Regional Education Laboratory for the Northeast and Islands.


Recent Courses Taught

EDL 741 Foundations of Inquiry I
EDL 746 Research Methods I
EDL 747 Research Methods II
EDL 755 Doctoral Research I

Research Interests

System Leadership
School District Collaboration
Organizational Culture
Teacher Leadership

Educational Background

Russell Sage College
Ed.D., Doctor of Educational Leadership
University at Albany
M.S. & Certificate of Advanced Study, Educational Administration
Siena College
B.A., History & Education