Bio (John Grodzki)

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John Grodzki

John Grodzki


Associate Faculty


Education and Technology


Dr. John Grodzki is an educator with extensive and varied experience at the middle, secondary, community college and university levels. Grodzki’s research has focused on principal and vice-principal role identity development as a function of organizational socialization and individual sense-making. His professional interests include curriculum development, content and proficiencies, and teaching and assessment methodologies. He is also interested in principal and vice-principal succession and development, organization theory and analysis, and the philosophical foundations of research in the social sciences. Grodzki lives on Vancouver Island and is involved in several local sustainable environmental initiatives.


Grodzki has more than 20 years of experience working in the public education system as a classroom teacher, department head, behavioural specialist, and middle and secondary school administrator. He has worked for school districts in northern BC and the Central Okanagan. Grodzki also has experience as an adjunct professor at University of British Columbia Okanagan teaching graduate and undergraduate level courses.


Grodzki holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Sociology from Carleton University, a Bachelor of Education and a Professional Teaching Certificate from University of British Columbia, a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Educational Administration from Gonzaga University, and a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from University of Calgary.