Associate Professor of Education
I have taught all subjects (language arts, social studies, science, mathematics) at the elementary level. I have administrative experience at the building (assistant principal) and central office levels (curriculum director, staff developer). My major teaching and research interests are the effective teaching of writing, the Theory of Multiple Intelligences in the classroom, Brain Research and its applications in the classroom, critical thinking strategies, and the impact of high expectations on student achievement.
Undergraduate courses: Teaching Reading and Writing; Reading Assessment in the Early Childhood Classroom; Teaching Literature to Children and Adolescents; Comprehensive Literacy in the Classroom
Graduate courses: Advanced Methods and Applications in Science for Early Childhood Teachers; Advanced Teaching of Reading and Writing in the Early Childhood Classroom; Literacy Development Through Children’s Literature