Michele Femc-Bagwell, PhD

Assistant Professor in Residence, Educational Leadership (Affiliate)


Research Overview

1.) My research interests include family and community engagement in schools and the meaningful involvement of these critical stakeholders in supporting students’ social, emotional, physical, and academic success.

2.) I am currently a member of the CSCH steering committee.

Education

1978 Albertus Magnus College
B.A. English

1984 Central Connecticut State University
M.S. Educational Media

1986 Central Connecticut State University
Sixth-Year Diploma: Administration, Supervision and Curriculum Development

2011 University of Connecticut
PhD Educational Administration

Featured Publications

Current products/research in progress to be submitted to educational journals for publication upon completion include:

Femc- Bagwell, M. & Bagwell, M. (2010): The ASPIRE Survey

The ASPIRE Survey (2013), a web application adult interest assessment, used in schools, non-profits and community organizations (https://theaspiresurvey.com/). The ASPIRE Survey is designed for re-assessing the valuation of parental and community involvement from a multi-dimensional perspective that includes assets, skills, interests, professional backgrounds, relational, and environmental factors. The ASPIRE is currently a tool for engaging parents in CommPACT Schools. The APSIRE Survey was recognized as a Promising Partnership Practice in the 2012 annual collection from the members of the National Network of Partnership Schools at Johns Hopkins University. It has also been adopted as a best practice for use in the Renzulli Academies and the Schoolwide Enrichment Model.

Femc-Bagwell, M. & Bagwell, M. (2015)-In review scheduled for Spring 2016 publication.

Book Chapter: The second edition of Designing Services and Programs for High-Ability Learners: A Guidebook for Gifted Education.

Femc-Bagwell, M. (2015) In Progress. A research study to examine parent / guardian attitudes in urban secondary school settings as they relate to their child’s school, their feelings of value and connectedness; knowledge and relevance of non-cognitive skills being taught to students and parent involvement in school. Research part of Balfour Foundation Grant.

Femc-Bagwell, M.,& Kass, V. (2015) In Progress. An Examination of Teacher Empowerment in CommPACT Schools

Femc-Bagwell, M. & Erica Fernandez (2015) In Progress. “Do You Hear What I Hear? Do You See What I See?: Perceptions of Parental Engagement”

Annett, D. & Femc-Bagwell, M. (2015) In Progress. A research study to examine parent / guardian attitudes in urban secondary school settings as they relate to their child’s school, their feelings of value and connectedness; knowledge and relevance of non-cognitive skills being taught to students and parent involvement in school. Research part of Balfour Foundation Grant.

Contact Information
Emailmichele.femc-bagwell@uconn.edu
Phone860.486.8100
Mailing AddressDepartment of Educational Leadership
Neag School of Education
249 Glenbrook Road, Unit 3224
Storrs, CT 06269-3224