As a practitioner of school administration, Dr. Michael Pregot has enjoyed a professional career that has spanned the role of being a high school foreign language teacher to assuming a district-wide superintendent position in two states. Administrative assignments along the way include experiences within urban, suburban and rural school systems. These experiences also run the gamut of instruction from the elementary level, to middle school, to secondary schools, to undergraduate instruction and to an assistant professorship of school leadership at the graduate school level. Administrative titles include assistant principal, principal, school district superintendent and coordinator of educational leadership studies at two different major universities.
As a researcher, he is particularly interested in two specific research domains. Understanding desirable administrative dispositions needed by a school leader has led to an examination of preferences of desirable traits by varied school constituencies and an examination of specific characteristics correlated to effective school management. A second topic of investigative inquiry lies in reflecting on best instructional practices embedded within current school leadership preparation programs leading to the development of emerging school leaders fully prepared to have immediate impact on student learning. In 20116, he was successful in publishing a text titled "Successful School Staffing Strategies Designed to Improve Student Learning".
He is very pleased to join the faculty of University of West Georgia (UWG) as the institution grows in regional/state/national scope, reputation and purpose.
Education / Degrees
- B.A., Bachelor of Arts, St. Francis College, 1969
- M.A.T., Masters of Art in Teaching, Assumption College, 1971
- M.S., Master's of Science, Framingham State University, 1975
- Certificate, Certificate, Middlebury College, 1977
- Ed.D., Doctorate, Boston University, 1985
- Certificate, Post-Doctoral Studies, Harvard, 2002
- Certificate, Post Doctoral Studies, Bennington College, 2013