Dr. Rhonda Brunner and Dr. Wendy Kubasko join Educational Leadership Faculty.



Rhonda Brunner brings administrative experience from her work in rural, suburban, and urban districts. Dr. Brunner most recently held the title of Assistant Executive Director of the Capital Area Intermediate Unit and previously served as the Superintendent of Schools in the West Perry School District. Earlier in her career she served as a Curriculum Director, Reading Supervisor and principal.

Dr. Brunner earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary/Early Childhood Education and her Master’s degree in Reading from Shippensburg University. She received her Principal’s certification, Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility, and Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Pennsylvania State University.


Wendy Kubasko brings over twenty years of experience in public education. She earned her undergraduate degree from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. Beginning her career outside of Washington, D.C., Dr. Kubasko chose to work with underserved populations. She moved to Phoenix, Arizona teaching middle and elementary schools in Title I school districts. She earned her Masters in Curriculum and Instruction in Mathematics at Arizona State University. After years in the classroom, Dr. Kubasko moved into district support roles, first as a professional development coordinator, then as a Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Administrator for Academic Services, and finally, the Assistant Superintendent for Avondale Elementary School District. In 2015, Dr. Kubasko received her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Innovation from the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University.

Dr. Kubasko has been awarded the Excellence in Leadership for Literacy Award by the Arizona Dyslexia Chapter and a scholarship from Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. Dr. Kubasko’s research centers on the use of collaborative learning for school and district leaders around common problems of practice.