Kelly Sutherland, Ed.D. - Evangel University be_ixf;ym_202107 d_28; ct_100

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Kelly Sutherland, Ed.D.

Professor of Education, Coordinator of Graduate Curriculum & Instruction Leadership Program

Trask Hall 201Q


Ed.D., Doctorate of Educational Administration, Lindenwood University, 2009

Ed.S., Educational Specialist, Lindenwood University, 2008

M.Ed., Masters in Educational Administration (K-12), William Woods University, 2004

M.Ed., Masters in Elementary Education, Missouri State University, 1991

B.S., Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Central Methodist University, 1987


I have taught 33 years in the field of education. The last 10 years of teaching have been in service to Evangel University in a combination of 7 years of full time service as an associate professor and 3 years of adjunct service. Prior to coming to Evangel, I have 17 years of public school teaching experience, 9 years of administrative experience as a building principal.

I teach in the Undergraduate and Graduate Departments and serve as an advisor for both Elementary Education students and Curriculum and Instruction Leadership students. Within the Graduate Department, I am serving as the Coordinator for the Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction Leadership program. I also serve on several of the Doctoral Student Dissertation Approval Committees for our Ed.D program.

I support my local community by serving on the school board and various school committees.

My God and family are the most important things in my life. I have been truly blessed with a wonderful husband, Brian, and two precious daughters, Lexie and Lindy. Outside of being a wife, mother, and professor, I spend my “spare” time being a Laundress, Chauffer, and Basketball Enthusiast. My husband and daughters are basketball fanatics, and I am along for the ride!

It is a privilege and blessing to work with students and colleagues at Evangel University. I truly love coming to work each day. It is a mission that the Lord has designed for me to do.

Professional Memberships & Noteworthy Community Involvement

Missouri Association for Colleges of Teacher Education, 2013-present
Missouri Professors of Educational Administration, 2013-present
National Association of Elementary School Principals, 2004-present

Serve on the Greater Ozarks Centers for Advanced Professional Studies (GOCAPS) Teacher Education Advisory Team 2018 –present
Serve as a Fair Grove R-X School Board Member, April 2018 to present
Committee Member, ACHIEVE Project, Evangel University, 2014 to 2016
Coordinator for October Rocks Partnership Project, Weller Elementary, Springfield, MO, 2014-present