University of Calgary

Astrid Kendrick

  • Instructor - Director of Field Experience - Community Based

Currently Teaching


Before taking on her current role of Director, Field Experience (Community-Based Pathway), at the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary, Dr. Astrid Kendrick was a K-12 classroom teacher for nineteen years specializing in Physical Education and English/Language Arts. Astrid completed her Master of Educational Studies at the University of Alberta in 2013, and she completed her Doctor of Education degree at the Werklund School of Education in 2018. She is married and has one son.


Doctor of Education - University of Calgary

Master of Educational Studies - University of Alberta

Bachelor of Education with Distinction - University of Alberta

Research & Scholarly Activity

Dr. Kendrick’s current research focus is on improving educational workers’ occupational wellness and improving online pedagogy through using podcasts.

Current Projects

  • Emotional Labour, Compassion Fatigue, and Burnout Research Study, Funded by ATA and ASEBP
  • Using Podcasts to engage rural and Indigenous Students with Understanding Online Content, Teaching and Learning Grant

Professional & Community Affliations

Dr. Kendrick is an active volunteer in the education community. She is the editor of the Runner, the yearly publication of the Health and Physical Education Council; a member of the advisory circle for the Alberta Teachers Association Women in Leadership committee; and is the co-chair of the Health Promoting Schools Collaborative for the southern Alberta region.


  • Health Promoting Schools Collaborative, Co-Chair
  • Health and Physical Education Council, Editor (Runner),
  • Alberta Teachers Association Women in Leadership Committee, Advisory Circle


Kendrick, A.H.(2020). "Defining Relations: A Theoretical Article Mapping the Relational Ties between Educational Actors in Kindergarten to Grade 12 Settings ." The International Journal of Educational Organization and Leadership 28 (1): 35-47. doi:10.18848/2329-1656/CGP/v28i01/35-47 =.

Burns, A., Danyluk, P., Kapoyannis, T., & Kendrick, A. (2020). Leading the pandemic practicum: One teacher education response to the COVID-19 crisis. International Journal of E-Learning and Distance Education, 35(2), 1-25. 

Kendrick, Astrid Helene, Lund, Darren E., Kowch, Eugene Gary, Sengupta, Pratim, Francis, Nancy, & Lind, Candace. (2018). Inspiring Change: A Hermeneutic Phenomenology Exploring the Lived Experience with Emotional Labor by Female Health Champions Implementing Comprehensive School Health Reforms. Graduate Studies.

Kendrick, A. (2018). Reflections on the role of school leadership: Principal as gatekeeper. Canadian New Scholars in Education 9(2). 109-121. doi:


Online Teaching Excellence Award, Werklund School of Education, 2020-2021

Emerging Scholar Award, The Learner Conference, 2019, Belfast, Ireland

Media Work

Series Speaker. Compassion Fatigue online webinar. Women in Leadership Webinar series. Online, January 7, 2021.

Co-Presenter. Engaging online students through podcasting. Digital Education Summit. Online, September 25, 2020.

Series Curator. Ed Students in Conversation.

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