Michele Femc-Bagwell

Associate Professor in Residence

Educational Leadership

Associate Professor in Residence

Academic Degrees:

BA-English Albertus Magnus College
MA-Educational Media-CCSU
6th Year Diploma-Administration, Supervision and Curriculum-CCSU
Ph.D. Educational Administration- University of Connecticut

Executive Leadership Program-University of Connecticut


(015) English (Grades 7-12)

(092) Connecticut Administrator Certificate

(093) Connecticut Superintendent Certificate

Areas of Expertise:

Charter Schools

Administrator Preparation

Educational Leadership

Gifted & Talented


Dr. Femc-Bagwell’s educational experiences include teaching and school leadership positions in traditional and non-traditional public schools and higher education settings. She is a former secondary school English teacher, middle school assistant principal, and principal of one of Connecticut’s first charter schools. She has served as the director of the University of Connecticut Administrator Preparation Program (UCAPP) and is the current director of the CommPACT Community Schools Collaborative, a statewide school reform model designed to empower community, parents, administrators,children and teachers in school change with a focus on family and community engagement. Her current research and educational interests include the identification and utilization of parents and community members as human capital resources in schools, leadership and the development of relational trust with school stakeholders, and the work life balance and wellness of school principals. She is the co-author of The ASPIRE Survey(www.asppiresurvey.com) a web app tool for inventorying the assets, skills, professions, interests, relationships and environmental factors associated with school and community organizations. The APSIRE Survey was recognized as a Promising Partnership Practice in the 2012 annual collection from the members of the National Network of Partnership Schools at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Femc-Bagwell’s doctoral dissertation focused on first year urban principals and the cultivation of trust with teachers to initiate and sustain school reform.


Hartford Courant Tapestry Award for Diversity


Past President – University of Connecticut Phi Delta Kappa

Faculty Representative-Neag Alumni Association

Michele Femc-Bagwell
Contact Information
Phone860 486 8100
Mailing AddressUnit 3093
Office LocationGentry 229