John Jay Struck, Ed.D.

John Jay StruckAssistant Professor of Education
School of Education

Office Location: Institute of Collaboration, Room 325
Telephone:  630-844-5613
Fax: 630-844-5530
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I retired after 34 years of public school teaching and administrative experiences, all in the Aurora East Public Schools, District 131. The last 29 years were in school and district level administration where I served as Junior High Dean of Students and later Principal, Associate Superintendents for Human Resources, Curriculum and Instruction, and Educational Administration.

I have taught graduate level courses at Aurora University since 1996 as an adjunct and pro rata instructor in the Master of Arts in Educational Leadership Program. For the 2006-2007 academic year, I served as a Faculty Research Fellow for the Institute for Collaboration. I began teaching full-time in the School of Education in 2007. My advisement responsibilities working with interns during their practicum experiences provide a wonderful opportunity to connect with the lives and career aspirations of students.

Ed.D. - Educational Leadership and Policy Studies-Northern Illinois University
Ed.S. - Educational Leadership and Policy Studies-Northern Illinois University
M.S. - Educational Administration-Northern Illinois University
B.S. -  Biological Sciences-Wisconsin State University - Oshkosh

Areas of Specialization
Educational Leadership
Curriculum and Instruction
Human Resources Management

Courses Taught
Contemporary Issues in Education
Introduction to the Practicum
Practicum in Educational Leadership
Educational Leadership
School Supervision
School Administration  

Highlights of Publications, Honors and Professional Contributions
Kane County Educator of the Year, 2003

Highlights of Campus Involvement
As Faculty Research Fellow with the Institute of Collaboration, I was provided an opportunity to work with AU students who worked as mentors in the Community Wide After-School Program in high need Aurora middle schools.

Other Interests
Physical conditioning
Weight lifting
Family Focus-Aurora Board of Directors
L.I.F.E. Support Board of Directors