Fischler Alum Authors Book on Educational Leadership


Lee Westberry, Ed.D

Lee Westberry, Ed.D., graduate of NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice (FCE&SCJ) authored the book Putting the Pieces Together: A Systems Approach to School Leadership. The book is intended to assist aspiring school leaders or sitting leaders in understanding the “how to” in developing the 4 major systems in schools and the need to understand how to develop the systems to support the critical work of schools to prevent the “putting out fires” mode of operation.

Westberry has over 20 years of experience as a school administrator. She has served as a middle school principal, a high school principal, and a district supervisor in more than one capacity.  Prior to serving as an administrator, she was an English teacher in more than one school system.

Currently, Westberry serves as the Director of Program Development and Enhancement, Educational Leadership Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership in the Zucker Family School of Education at The Citadel in Charleston, SC. In addition to teaching classes in the master’s program and Educational Specialist program, she also supports principal leaders in the form of Principal Service where she travels across the state to provide professional learning experiences for sitting principals.

Additionally, Westberry is the C.E.O. of the F.L.I.P. Educational Group, LLC (Focused Leadership in Practice) which serves to consult with districts and schools, providing training for teaching staff, instructional coaches, and principals where needed.

Westberry earned her Doctor of Education with FCE&SCJ in 2006.