Kyla Wahlstrom
  • Director
  • Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement
  • College of Education and Human Development
  • University of Minnesota

Kyla’s research centers on the politics of change, professional development of teachers and leadership issues including characteristics essential for leaders in today’s globally oriented world. Her research on the importance of later school start times garnered national recognition. Prior to her work at CAREI, she taught inner city children with behavior problems and served as an elementary school principal, which has deepened her understanding of the needs and views of teachers and principals.

Kyla received the National Leadership Award for research having a national impact from the Minnesota Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development in 2000. She holds a Master’s degree from the University of St. Thomas in special education-learning disabilities and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in educational policy and administration.

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Articles by Kyla Wahlstrom, Ph.D.

Teen Sleep: An Endangered Generation

Fri Sep 27, 2013

The early bird gets the worm…but not if you are a teen. Our research—and numerous other studies from around the country—has found that the “early teenager” is often overworked, overstressed, […]

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