Bill Kennedy, Ph.D.
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Bill Kennedy, Ph.D.

Director of Network

Bill Kennedy joined NCTR as Director of Network in 2020. Bill brings 25 years of experience in urban education, including 11 years in teacher residencies. Bill is the former co-director of UChicago’s Urban Teacher Education Program, one of the first teacher residencies in the US and a founding program at NCTR. Prior to directing UChicagoUTEP, Bill was the residency year coordinator, foundations course instructor, and induction coach. In 2017, he earned a Doctorate in Curriculum Studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago, with a dissertation that articulated a critical, justice-oriented model for induction coaching as a bridge from residency to teacher of record. Prior to UChicagoUTEP, Bill was a middle school teacher and Assistant Principal in New York City Public Schools. He is based in Chicago.