Bio (Sandra Sellick)

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Sandra Sellick


Associate Faculty


Leadership Studies


Dr. Sandra Sellick’s early research and teaching interests focused on the development of literacy skills in K to 12 environments and the efficacy of staff development approaches such as teacher study groups and networks of inquiry. These interests were later complemented by a focus on proactive measures to reduce bullying in K to 12 populations. Sellick’s focus is on evaluation methods, engaged action research and ethics.


Sellick served as a public school principal for almost 25 years. She has taught for the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan School of Education as an adjunct professor and for Royal Roads University’s School of Leadership Studies as associate faculty member since 2003. Sellick has worked as an evaluation consultant in private practice since 2012. Through service leadership she has contributed to organizations such as BC’s Network of Performance Based Schools, the Okanagan’s Young Authors Conference, the International Reading Association’s Central Interior Council, Stop a Bully and the Canadian Evaluation Society.


Sellick holds a Doctor of Education from Nova Southeastern University (2002), a Master of Education from the University of Victoria (1987) and Bachelor of Education from Simon Fraser University (1982). She completed the Professional Development Program at Simon Fraser University (1977) and continues to hold a British Columbia Teaching Certificate. Sellick is a member of the National Academy of Principals, having been recognized as one of Canada’s outstanding principals by the Learning Partnership (2007). She is also a credentialed evaluator by the Canadian Evaluation Society (2014).