Kathy teaches a variety of leadership courses and supervises administrative interns for UW
Oshkosh. She has 27 years of public school experience having served as teacher, reading
specialist, principal, director of instruction, director of teaching and learning, and superintendent.
She earned her Bachelor of Science and MS in Elementary Education/Reading from UW
Stevens Point as well as a Reading Specialist certification. Administrative certifications were
attained at UW Madison, and her doctorate in Curriculum Leadership was completed at Marian
Practical experiences ranging from the implementation of instructional programs and grant
writing to the facilitation of strategic planning and passage of an operational referendum
highlights a versatile career.
Dr. Gwidt has provided numerous presentations at state and national venues and contributed to
professional publications including the Teacher Effectiveness Project, Effective Superintendent,
and chapter introduction for Jane Pollock’s Minding the Achievement Gap One Classroom at a
Kathy is committed to serving others in a way that will strengthen systems and support the
motivation to sustain educational reform that ensures success for all students.