Ed.D., University of Southern California - May, 2005
Dissertation topic: Achievement Gap and African American Students: A Strategy for Success at Charles Mack Elementary School
Chair: Dr. Dennis Hocevar
M.A., University of San Francisco - May, 1988
Emphasis in Education Administration
B.A., California State University, Chico, May - 1981
Major: Liberal Studies
Areas of Special Interest
- Multicultural/Multilingual Education
- Social Studies in the Classroom
- Reading Instruction
- Classroom Management
California Administrative Services
California Multiple Subjects
2005 – Present Assistant Professor, Department of Teacher Education, California State University, Stanislaus
2007 – 2009 Principal Investigator, Teacher Quality from Recruitment to Induction: Integrating Subject Matter, Language and Diversity Pedagogy, funded by US Dept. of Education
2006 – 2007 Coordinator, Multiple Subjects Credential Program, CSU Stanislaus, Stockton Center
2005 – Present Coordinator, Richard Pittman Professional Development School, Stockton, California
2002 – 2005 Teacher, Grade 6, Elk Grove Unified School District
2000 – 2002 Administrator/Coordinator, ELD Program and BTSA Trainer, Stanislaus County Office of Education
1995 – 2002 Lecturer, Teacher Education, Part-time California State University Stanislaus, San Francisco and Sacramento
1993 – 2000 Principal, Don Pedro Elementary School, Ceres, CA
1990 – 1993 Assistant Principal, Julien Elementary School, Turlock, CA
1989 – 1990 Teacher, Grade 5/6, John Muir Elementary School, Hayward, CA
1988 – 1989 Teacher, Grade 5, Julien Elementary School, Turlock, CA
1985 – 1988 Resource Teacher, Caswell Elementary School, Ceres, CA
1984 – 1985 Teacher, Grade 4, Caswell Elementary School, Ceres, CA
1982 – 1984 Teacher, Grade K, Caswell Elementary School, Ceres, CA
Committees and Responsibilities State
CA History and Social Studies Frameworks – Spring, 2009
CSU and Local Area
Editor, Spotlight, College of Education Newsletter, 2008 – 2009
Assessment Sub-Committee Member – Fall 09 -
Graduate Council Committee Member – Fall 09 -
Curriculum Committee Member – Fall 08 -
Graduate Council Representative – Sub. Spring 2008
Teacher Performance & Assessment Committee 2007 -
Ed.D. Ad-Hoc Writing Development Committee 2006 – 2007
C.A.R.E. Committee, Richard Pittman Professional Development School, Stockton Unified Schools. 2007 - 08
Dean’s Mini-Grant Committee, 2006, 2007
Elected Coordinator, Multiple Subjects Credential Program, Stockton Center, 2005-2007
Coordinator, Richard Pittman Professional Development Elementary School. University partnership with Stockton Unified School District, 2005 - 2007
Multiple Subjects Credential Program- Stockton Center Ad-Hoc Committee, 2005 – 2007
“Leading and Learning in California Schools: Preparing and Supporting Effective School Leaders.” Presented by California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. September 25, 2009.
“Write Winning Grants Training Seminar.” Presented by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. February 29, 2008.
“Getting Started with Online Teaching.” Presented by the Faculty Development Center. February 26, 2008.
“Blackboard Series.” Presented by the Faculty Development Center, Bob Koehler. September – May 2007 – 08.
Interactive Notebooks and English Learners: How to Scaffold Content for Academic Success. Published in Second Language Writing Interest Section: A periodic newsletter for TESOL members. March 2010, V5 No. 1. http://www.tesol.org/s_tesol/docs/13200/13121.html?nid=4116
“Island Fever” in S. Neufeld, & J. Shawkey (eds.)
7-8-9, Poetry, Song, and Rhyme: Listening, Language, and Learning. Costa Mesa, CA: California Reading Association. Fall 2010.
“How students shaped a teacher’s practice.” Submitted Spring
09. Accepted for publication Fall 09, Social Studies & the Young Learner (SSYL). Refereed. In Press.
“Grandmother’s Wisdom” published in Faculty Voices, Fall 2008.
“Building a Successful Foundation for Parental
Communication” in S. Neufeld & J. Sahwkey (eds.) 1-2-3, Parent Child and Me. California Reading Association, Fall 2007: Pgs. 20-22.
“CREDE Grant Gives Results.” Published in Spotlight, Fall 2007.
Ed.D. Course Syllabi (6) written, presented to and accepted by the Ed.D. Program and approved by Long Beach for program implementation in Fall 2008.
“Stockton Center Update.” Published in Spotlight, Spring 2007.
“Women in Power: A Student Project on Ancient Civilizations.” Published in the Social Studies Review, (Refereed). Fall 2006
Service Learning Grant (2009) $600
Dean’s Mini-Grants, March 2008. $500 Award for “Reading the World Through Social Studies.” Variety of media purchased to enhance social studies units.
Faculty Voices Participant, $400 Award stipend. 2007-08
Dean’s Mini-Grant, April 2006. $975 for technology related activities.
Conference/Professional Development and Research Presentations
“Five Principles for Teaching English Learners.” Proposal submitted for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) International Conference. Boston, MA. March 2010
“Centers and Adults: Hands-on Fun!” Proposal submitted for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) International Conference. Boston, MA. March 2010
“The Need for Matching Perspectives: Classroom Realities and Teacher Education.” Presented research at Association of Teacher Educators Owning the Future through ACTION: An Inclusive Vision for Teacher Education. Reno, NV. August 1-5, 2009.
“Matching Perspectives: Classroom Realities and Teacher Education.” Presented research at One Voice Conference and Forum. San Francisco, CA. June 17-19, 2009. Co-Presenters:
Dr. Noelle Won, Dr. Anne Weisenberg.
“Teacher Recruitment and Retention: Then and Now.” Presented research and paper at Improving Recruitment, Development and Retention through effective pedagogy Conference. San Francisco, CA. May 09. Co-Presenters: Dr. M. Murray-Ward, Dr. Jim Burns, Mrs. A. Machado, Mr. Rob Williams.
CREDE Standards Summer/Winter Institutes, CSU Stanislaus. 2007- 2009. Presented CREDE standards workshop to student teachers receiving CREDE grants.
“Managing Meaningful Classrooms.” Presented at the Transition from Student to Teacher Conference, CSU Stanislaus. March 2009.
“Successful Strategies for English Learners: Using CREDE Centers for Content Integration” Presented at the 15th Annual Multicultural Education Conference. CSU Sacramento. February, 2009.
“Enhanced Language Arts Centers using CREDE Standards.” Presented at the California Reading Association Annual Conference. Sacramento, CA. January, 2009.
“Discovering the Math in Ancient Civilizations” Presented at the 14th Annual Multicultural Education Conference. Closing the Achievement Gap: Building Networks to Success. CSU Sacramento. April 12, 2008. Co-presenter: Dr. Noelle Won.
“Enhanced Center Activities in Social Studies with CREDE.” Presented at the 4th Annual Area 5 Mini-Conference. San Joaquin COE. March 8, 2008.
“Classroom Management Strategies using CREDE Centers.” Presented at the Transition from Student to Teacher Conference, CSU Stanislaus. February 23, 2008.
“Professional Development Schools: What are they are what do they do?” Presented to Richard Pittman PDS faculty, Stockton, CA. August 2007.
“Instructional Conversations Across Teacher Education Methods Courses.” Presented at the CREDE annual conference, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA. June 2007. Co-Presenters: Drs. Donnelly, Kobus and Won.
“Uncovering the math in Ancient Civilizations.” Co-Presenter. California Council for the Social Studies, Oakland, CA. March 2-4, 2007.
“English Learners: Strategies for Success.” Aspire Public Charter Schools. Stockton, CA. July 17, 2006.
Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
Association of Teacher Educators (ATE)
Association of California School Administrators (ACSA)
California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE)
California Council for the Social Studies (CCSS)
National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)
Phi Delta Kappa (PDK)
Teachers of English to Students of Other Languages (TESOL)