Hadley Continues Academic Studies

Southwestern Christian University professor and Bethany resident Phylis Hadley is adding to her growing academic credentials with her recent acceptance into the doctoral program at Southwestern College.

Hadley, who was formally admitted last year, will have completed her first 12 hours in Education Leadership this May at the Winfield, Kan college. Hadley’s primary focus has for her post-graduate degree is in teacher leadership.

Southwestern College, which was founded in 1885, is a private four-year college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The doctoral program combines disciplinary modules and collaborative learning principles to provide the skills necessary to create organizational cultures based on its core values of servant leadership: trust, respect and reciprocity.

Hadley who is in her third year as a full-time instructor at SCU, has previously served as the Director of the Student Success Center. She is a professor in the Sport Studies department and teaches classes in School Health/Safety Curriculum, Adapted Physical Education, Church and Community Recreational Leadership among others.

She previously taught in the Putnam City School District and served as principal of both John Glenn and Council Grove Elementary Schools in the Western Heights School District.

She has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Southern Nazarene University in educational leadership.

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