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Astrid H. Kendrick

Director, Field Experience (Community-Based), Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary

Astrid Helene Kendrick completed her Doctor of Education from the University of Calgary in July, 2018. She is currently the Director of Field Experience (Community-Based Pathway) at the University of Calgary, and is leading two research projects. Her first research project is investigating the scope and experience of Alberta educational workers with emotional labour, compassion fatigue, and burnout, and the other research project is focused on using podcasts to engage with rural, remote, and Indigenous distance learning students. Previously, she was a classroom teacher for nineteen years within Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canada.


  • 2004–present
    Teacher, Calgary Board of Education
  • 2015–present
    Contract Instructor, University of Calgary


  • 2018 
    University of Calgary, Doctor of Education
  • 2013 
    University of Alberta, Master of Education
  • 1995 
    University of Alberta, Bachelor of Education


  • 2018
    Principal as Gatekeeper: A Discussion Paper on Educational Leadership, Canadian Journal of New Scholars in Education
  • 2017
    No More the Hollow Men: Promoting an Ethos of WellBeing Through Academic Buoyancy and Health Literacy , Runner

Professional Memberships

  • Alberta Teachers Association


2020 Online Teaching Excellence Award, Emerging Scholar Award (The Learner Conference, 2019)