Astrid Kendrick, Ed.D

Pronouns: She/her
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Director, Field Experience, Community Based (Out of Area)

Werklund School of Education, Undergraduate Programs in Education


Werklund School of Education, Undergraduate Programs in Education

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Twitter: @UCalgaryEduc


Educational Background

Ed.D. Education, University of Calgary, 2018

M.Ed. Educational Studies, University of Alberta, 2013


Before taking on her current role of Director, Field Experience (Community-Based Pathway), at the Werklund School of Education, Dr. Astrid Kendrick was a K-12 classroom teacher for nineteen years specializing in Physical Education and English/Language Arts. Astrid’s current research focus is on compassion fatigue, burnout, and emotional labour in Alberta educational workers and improving online learning through integrating podcasts. She is 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. 


Areas of Research

Educational worker wellbeing at work, Teacher Education


Course number Course title Semester
EDUC 101 SEC 01 S01 English Academic Success 2020
EDUC 207 SEC 01 S01 How Children Learn to Read 2020
EDUC 209 SEC 01 S01 Supporting Children's Reading 2020


Compassion Fatigue, Burnout and Emotional Labour in Educational Workers

Two-year, funded research study into the scope and lived experience of Alberta's educational workers with compassion fatigue and burnout in partnership with the Alberta Teachers Association and ASEBP. Developed the HEARTcare Educators ( website.

Podcasting for Online Education

Two-year, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning research study into incorporating podcasting into online learning for students in rural, remote, and Indigenous settings. Podcast series can be found on voicEd Radio Canada at 


  • Online Teaching Excellence, Werklund School of Education. 2020
  • Emerging Scholar Award, The Learner Annual Conference, Common Ground. 2020
  • Peter Lougheed Scholarship, University of Alberta. 1995


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