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Renee Gugel


Assistant Professor of Education, Teacher Leadership Program Chair

Programs/Classes Taught:

LDR 511    Emerging as a Teacher Leader
LDR 513    Collaborating with Stakeholders to Promote Change
LDR 521    Guiding Data Teams in Schools
LDR 523    Mentoring and Coaching Fellow Teachers
LDR 525    Teacher Outreach: Families and Communities
LDR 527    Promoting Cultural Fluency
LDR 531    Leading Teacher Development and Student Learning
LDR 535    Advocating for the Teaching Profession
LDR 571    Planning Teacher Leadership
LDR 572    Implementing Teacher Leadership
LDR 573    Evaluating Teacher Leadership

EDL 520    Leading Diverse Schools
EDL 521    Building School Community Partnerships

CIC 501    Baseline Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction

Areas of Expertise:

Teacher Leadership
Curriculum and Instruction


Renee Gugel began her career in education as a high school English and Theatre teacher.  She went on to serve as Dean of Students, Department Chair, and Associate Principal in districts in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin.  She has also served as a school board member in Antioch, Illinois, as an Adjunct Instructor at McHenry County College, and as Associate Faculty of Curriculum and Instruction at Ashford University.   Renee is passionate about the development of Teacher Leaders and promoting the understanding that shared leadership is a key element in school and student success. 


Ed. D. Concordia University, Chicago  Educational Leadership
M.A. Northeastern Illinois University  Educational Leadership
M.A. Northern Illinois University  English and Secondary Education
B.S. Illinois State University  Political Science

Research and Interests:

Teacher Leadership
Shared Leadership
Performance-Based Learning
Authentic Assessment
Student Feedback

Contact Information:

Dr. Renee Gugel
National Louis University, Wheeling Campus
Office: 847-947-5787


    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632
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    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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    Established in 1988 and located in one of Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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