Bill Kennedy

University of Chicago Urban Teacher Education Program

Bill Kennedy is co-Director of the UChicago Urban Teacher Education Program. He oversees program design, curriculum, and program operations, as well as the recruitment of students, staff, faculty, and clinical instructors.

Prior his role as co-Director, Kennedy was the Assistant Director of Elementary Pathway where he oversaw the first-year Elementary fieldwork strand, including coordination of school visits and internship site placements. He taught Teaching and Learning in Urban Schools to first-year Elementary interns and Social Studies Methods to second-year Elementary residents.  He also served as an advisor to first-year Elementary interns. 

Prior to joining UChicago UTEP, Kennedy worked for the New Teacher Network, which later became the Chicago New Teacher Center. From 1994 to 2005, Kennedy taught and was an assistant director in New York City Public Schools. 

Kennedy received his M.A. in education from City College of New York. He completed his B.A. at the College of the Holy Cross, and is currently working toward his Ph.D. in curriculum studies from University of Illinois at Chicago.