Dr. Jana’ Sparks is an Assistant Professor of Instructional Leadership and in the Department of Counselor, Leadership, and Special Education in the College of Education at Auburn University at Montgomery. Dr. Sparks joined the faculty after seventeen years in the public school system. In the public school setting, she has served as a Principal, Assistant Principal, New Teacher Mentoring program coordinator and has taught a variety of grade levels in the K-12 setting. Scholarly endeavors include peer reviewed presentation at international, national and state conferences on topics such as new teacher mentoring programs, quality staff development, and innovative leadership practices. Dr. Sparks teaches a variety of graduate and Educational Specialists level courses that provide opportunities for future leaders and instructional leaders to enhance their personal and professional career. Her commitment to education is noted by the following awards and recognitions: 2020 Valdosta State University Alumni, Graduate of the Last Decade award, and the 2021 AUM College of Education Department Service Award. Dr. Sparks is currently serving as the Program Chair for the Instructional Leadership program.
Ed.D. (2016) Valdosta State University
Ed.S. (2005) Troy University
M.Ed (2003) Troy University
B.S. (2000) Delaware State University