Assistant Professor of Leadership, Associate Dean, MA Leadership
Douglas Centre 205
+1 (604) 513-2121 ext. 3330

Department(s) or Program(s)


Dr. Adrienne Castellon has worked as a secondary school teacher, elementary principal, education consultant, and Director in North and South America. Adrienne is the Associate Dean for the Masters Arts in Leadership and Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership programs.  She enjoys teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in leadership and education. Dr. Castellon stays current in the K-12 system through government and private consulting and school-related projects.

Her research interests include Indigenous curriculum and relationships, women in leadership, effective practices in K-12 education, the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, special education, applied servant leadership, spirituality in leadership and teaching as well as various social justice related topics. She is the author of the teacher resource Indigenous Integration: 100+ Lesson Ideas for Secondary and College Teachers, The Role of Wisdom and Spirituality in Leading Self and Others in Peace Leadership: Self Transformation to Peace and several articles.

Adrienne has presented at conferences in Canada, the USA, England and India. In her local community, Adrienne has served in the Langley Childhood Development Society and currently on the boards of Citizens for Public Justice and Catholic Women's Leadership Foundation. She is active in her church and enjoys living in Fort Langley with her daughter.

Research & Scholarship


Ed.D., Simon Fraser UniversityDissertation: Enhancing the Involvement of Parents in the Mathematics Education of Their Elementary School Children

M.A., Educational Administration (Special Education), San Diego State University

B.A., French and History, with Liberal Arts Certificate, Professional Development Program in Secondary French Immersion, Simon Fraser University

Recent Publications



  • Brown L., Castellon A., Madland C., Skelding J., Wolff A. (2019). Interdisciplinary Exploration of Openness: Investigating the implementation of various open education tools and practices. Society of Teaching and Learning Conference. Congress. University of British Columbia.
  • Castellon, A. (2019). Indigenization and Christian Parallels. Diocese of Nelson Educators Conference, Kelowna, British Columbia.
  • Jubinville D., Castellon A. (2019). Indigenous Education. Heritage Christian Online School Conference. Kelowna, British Columbia.
  • Castellon, A. (2019). The Exceptional Child in the Regular Classroom. InspirED 2019. Trinity Western University, British Columbia.
  • Castellon, A. (2019). Cultivating Gender Equity in the Classroom and the School Community. InspirED 2019. Trinity Western University, British Columbia.
  • Castellon A. Jule A. (2019). Exploring Excellence in Coding and Technology Integration in an Elementary School: What Teacher Educators can Learn. Society of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, June 13, 2019. Winnipeg, Manitoba.
  • Armstrong J., Castellon A., Guthrie K., Taylor L., Werner L. (2019). Challenges in Teaching Critical Leadership Theory. International Leadership Association Conference. Ottawa Ontario.
  • Castellon, A. (2019). Indigenous Integration in the Christian School. Association Christian Schools International Global Christian School Leaders Summit.  San Antonio, Texas.
  • Green B. Castellon A. (2018). Christian Distinctiveness, Excellence in Practice in 10 Canadian Case Study Schools. Liverpool Hope University, United Kingdom.
  • Castellon, A. (2017). Developing Professional Wisdom and Leadership. Guest Lecture at Douglas College.
  • Castellon, A. (2017). Applying inquiry Based Learning: Models and Structures. MA Lead Faculty Retreat. Richmond, British Columbia.
  • Castellon, A. (2017).  Anxiety in the Classroom. InspirED Conference Abbotsford Christian School, British Columbia.
  • Castellon, A. (2017). Designing Education to Nurture Leadership in Women. InspirED Conference Abbotsford Christian School, British Columbia.
  • Castellon, A. (2017). Critical Thinking and the New BC Curriculum. InspirED Conference Pacific Academy, Surrey, British Columbia.
  • Castellon, A. (2015). Shifting our Gaze, Invited Presentation. Youth Now Launch, City of Richmond..

Courses Taught

  • LDRS 080 Academic Primer
  • LDRS 500 Leadership Foundations
  • LDRS 626 Leadership for Contemporary Education Issues
  • LDRS 624 School Leadership and Supervision
  • LDRS 627 Theory and Practice of Adult Education
  • EDUC 233 Foundations of Education
  • EDUC 310 The Exceptional Child in the Regular Classroom
  • EDUC 471 Introduction to Teaching Humanities
  • EDUC 517 Diverse Emotional/Behavioral Needs
  • MCOM 473 Women, Communication and Leadership