Dallas Strawn, Ph.D.

Dallas Strawn portrait

Dallas Strawn, Ph.D.

Senior Instructor, Leadership,Research, and Foundations (LRF)
College of Education

1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Biographical Information

Dallas Strawn has served in the public school system for 43 years, serving as a high school educator, alternative school director, assistant high school principal, high school principal, curriculum director, assistant superintendent, and superintendent. Additionally, he has been an assistant professor at Murray State University, an adjunct faculty member at UCCS, Regis, UNC, DU, and Point Loma Nazarene University. Dallas has worked as a consultant in the area of stress management and has presented and consulted on various topics in school districts throughout Colorado. He is currently the President and founder of "Educational Leadership Search Associates, Inc." which assists school districts who need assistance in finding and hiring the "right" superintendent for district leadership.


Ph.D., Curriculum / Instruction
Michigan State University - 1977

M.A., Curriculum / Instruction
Michigan State University - 1973

B.A., English, Education
Olivet Nazarene University - 1969


LEAD 6400
Legal Issues for School Leaders
This course is designed to provide educators with basic legal information they will need to know as school leaders.

LEAD 6860
The Superintendent as Transformational Leader
Explores the unique leadership implications of the superintendency and other office roles.

LEAD 6870
The Superintendent as Manager of Quality Systems
Explores the unique management implications of the Superintendent with other central office roles, as well as superintendent / school board relationships.

LEAD 6880
Practicum in Central Office Leadership and the Superintendency
Fieldwork experience in a variety of settings and leadership roles in association with the Colorado Standards for Administrator Licensure.

LEAD 5450
The Principalship
Explores the role of the building principal in defined leadership areas.

LEAD 6820
Practicum in the Principalship
This course builds on fieldwork experiences required in previous principal licensure coursework.

LEAD 6050
School Finance
This course is developed to understand the system or public school finance in Colorado.


2012 Colbert Cushing Award