Noonan, Sarah J. 1949–

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Noonan, Sarah J. 1949–

PERSONAL: Born January 10, 1949, in Minneapolis, MN; daughter of Richard (an electrical contractor) and Mary (a realtor; maiden name, Johnston) Noonan; children: Jessica Noonan, Johanna M. Smith, Elizabeth N. Smith. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: College of St. Thomas, M.A.T., 1971, Ed.S., 1991; University of Wyoming, Ed.D., 1996. Hobbies and other interests: Decorating, walking, travel, cooking.

ADDRESSES: Office—University of St. Thomas, 1000 LaSalle Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403-2009. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: Writer. State of Minnesota, St. Paul, state director of gifted education, 1985–91; Teton County Schools, Jackson, WY, began as assistant superintendent, became superintendent, 1992–96; School District 742, St. Cloud, MN, assistant superintendent, 1996–97; School District of River Falls, River Falls, WI, superintendent, 1997–2000; University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN, associate professor of educational leadership, 2000–. Midwest Institute for Talented Youth, member; River Falls Public Library, member of board of directors, 1997–2000.

MEMBER: American Association of School Administrators, National Council of Professors of Educational Administration, State Directors of Gifted Education (national secretary).

AWARDS, HONORS: Minnesota Educators of the Gifted and Talented Leadership Award, 1991, named Friend of the Gifted, 2001.

WRITINGS:

The Elements of Leadership: What You Should Know, Scarecrow Press (Lanham, MD), 2003.

Contributor to periodicals, including School Administrator and Gifted Child Today.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

School Administrator, September, 2004, Zach Kelehear, review of The Elements of Leadership: What You Should Know, p. 64.