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Peter Kozik received his Ph.D. in Teaching and Curriculum from Syracuse University in 2008. He served for nine years as Project Coordinator for the New York Higher Education Support Center for Systems Change and Chairperson of the Task Force on Quality Inclusive Schooling, a consortium of 75 NYS colleges and universities with teacher preparation programs interested in advancing the inclusion of students with disabilities through professional development and partnerships.
Prior to that, he has served as a school principal PK – 12 and as a CSE Chairperson and Title 1 Coordinator. He has taught English Language Arts at all levels from 4th grade to graduate school as well as Mathematics and Social Sciences to adults in search of their GED. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Education Division at Keuka College where he teaches courses in Adolescent Methods (Biology, Social Studies, English Language Arts, and Mathematics), Assessment, and Special Education Systems at the undergraduate level, and Professional Leadership for Literacy and Writing K-12 at the graduate level.
Kozik, P. (2013). Appreciative Inquiry in high needs schools. In Dole, D., Godwin, L., & Moehle, M. (Eds). Exceeding Expectations: Stories of Appreciative Inquiry in the Schools. Santé Fe, NM: Taos Institute Publishing (In press)
Kozik, P.L., (2012). A dialogue about good teaching. In Cockell, J., & McArthur-Blair, J. (Eds). Appreciative Inquiry in Higher Education: A Transformative Force. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons
Kozik, P. (2012). The AI-IEP protocol. In Armstrong, T. (Ed.). Neurodiversity in the Classroom: Strength-Based Strategies to Help Students with Special Needs Achieve Success in School and Life. Alexandria, VA: Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (In press)
Kozik, P., Osroff, P., Lee, S., Marr, W. (2010) Listening first: Designing and implementing middle school inclusion. Duets and Dialogue: Voices on Inclusive Practices in Our Schools. [Monograph] Cianca, M., & Freytag, C C. (Eds.)
Kozik, P., Cooney, B., Vinciguerra, S., Gradel, K., & Black, J. (2009) Promoting inclusion in secondary schools using Appreciative Inquiry. American Secondary Education, 38 (1)
Kozik, P. (2009). Confronting academic skepticism of Appreciative Inquiry. AI Practitioner, 11(2)
Kozik, P. (2009). Inspiring the best in student achievement. AI Practitioner, 11(3)
Kozik, P. (2007). A report on five years of the Higher Education Support Center Systems Change Project 2001-2006 and the Task Force on Quality Inclusive Schooling. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED499010)
Kozik, P. (2005). Positive leadership for family engagement. In Schmidt, P.R. (Ed.) Preparing Educators to Communicate and Connect with Families and Communities. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing Inc.
Kozik, P., Cowles, R., & Sweet, D. (2005) Tying academics to co-curriculars can teach at-riskers responsibility. The Education Digest, 70(5).
Kozik, P., Cowles, R., & Sweet, D. (2004). Driving success with academic eligibility. Principal Leadership, 5(4).