College of Education

Corinne Harmon, Ed. D

Instructor, Teaching & Learning

College of Education

1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Work : (719) 255-4170

Corinne Harmon is an assistant professor in the Leadership, Research and Foundations Department in the College of Education at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
Dr. Harmon has served in the field of public education for over thirty years as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, executive director, assistant superintendent and superintendent. She has taught graduate level courses in the Leadership and Extended Studies departments at UCCS since 2005.  Dr. Harmon has also taught leadership courses at St. Louis University, the University of Missouri at
St. Louis, Webster University and Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. Corinne was the Coordinator of the ASPIRE South region in Illinois from 2006-2008 providing training for over 200 leadership teams in implementing the Response to Intervention (RtI) process. She has also conducted leadership training and program evaluations for local districts and agencies in Colorado, Missouri and Illinois. Dr. Harmon's research interests include the components of effective leadership in facilitating the implementation of RtI and Positive Behavior Supports (PBS) in schools, the underrepresentation of minorities in gifted education, cultural responsiveness, and the application of the principles of quantum physics within a leadership framework for systemic change and reform.


Ed.D., Educational Administration
St. Louis University – 1995

M.A., Educational Administration
University of Missouri at St. Louis – 1990

M.A., Special Education
University of Missouri at St. Louis – 1982

B.S. Special Education/Elementary Education
State University of New York at Geneseo – 1974


LEAD 5020  Vision, Values and Leadership in a Democratic Society
LEAD 5070  Human Resources
LEAD 5160  Curriculum Leadership
LEAD 5240  Special Populations
LEAD 5250  Creative Communication for Leaders
LEAD 6120  Education Politics
LEAD 5450  The Principalship
LEAD 6140  Supervision and Evaluation of Instruction
LEAD 6820  Practicuum in School Leadership
LEAD 8300  Leadership Excellence in Complex Organizations

Selected Publications

  • Harmon, C., & Wilson, M., An Investigation of the Diversity Beliefs of Educators(2011). Journal of Multiculturalism in Education, 30 pp.
  • “Early Intervening Services and Response to Intervention: Considerations for Initiating Implementation,” Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education, November/2007
  • “Policy Strategies for Under Represented Gifted Students,” Illinois Association for Gifted Children Journal, Winter/2007
  • DVD, “So You Want to Become A Teacher,” Western States Certification Consortium, American Council on Education, Washington, DC 20036, November/2006

Volunteer and Service

  • Board of Trustees at Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind
  • Sustainability Committee
    2005/2006 & 2008/2009
  • Conceptual Framework Committee