Beverly Weiser, Ph.D., Curriculum Vita

As of March 2019

Office Address:

Beverly Weiser Educational Consulting, LLC.
6330 Lavendale Ave
Dallas, TX 75230
beverly@beverlyweiser.com
214/914-2395 (cell)

 

EDUCATION

B.S.Ed. University of Texas at Austin, 1981
Area of Concentration – Kindergarten-8th Grade, Reading and Psychology

M.Ed. Southern Methodist University, 2007, Education and Human Development
Emphasis in Reading, Math, and ELLs

Ph.D. Southern Methodist University, May 2010, Education and Human Development
Specializing in Educational Research and Statistics

Dissertation Title: Examining the Synergistic Relationship of Encoding and
Decoding Instruction and Its Effect on First Graders Struggling with Reading

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

July, 2018 – Present

Beverly Weiser Educational Consulting, LLC., President
Providing Professional Development and On-Going Instructional Coaching in Reading and Mathematics for Preschool, Elementary and Middle School Teachers and Special Educators Serving Student with Learning Differences

August, 2010 – February, 2019

Research Associate Professor
Institute for Evidence-Based Education
Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

July, 2009 – Present

Adjunct Lecturer
Department of Teaching and Learning
Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

June, 2012 – February, 2019
Principal Investigator for an Office of Special Education Technology Grant # CDFA 84.327S – Phase II, An Experimental Examination of Hoot Education TM for Providing Technology-Based Student Focused Coaching in Special Education Resource Rooms, Stepping Up: Technology and Media Services for Individuals with Disabilities, Department of Education, Office of Special Education, $2.5 million, Grades PreK-8th Grade.

April, 2012 – Present
Master Reading Coach for Dallas ISD, Cedar Hill ISD, Mesquite ISD, Richardson ISD, and Lewisville ISD teachers participating in the previously described grant

November, 2011 – June, 2012
Co-Investigator in a Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy Grant, Providing Expert Reading Coaches to Reading Teachers in Low-Performing Schools, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Grades PreK-8th Grade

January, 2011 – May, 2015
Consultant and Research Assistant for the Middle School Initiative Project, George W. Bush Institute at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX and Edvance Research, San Antonio, TX

October, 2009 – August 2010
Graduate Research Assistant
Institute for Evidence-Based Education
Response to Intervention (RtI) Grant
PI – Patricia Mathes, Ph.D., Reid Lyon, Ph.D., & Kyle Roberts, Ph.D.
Southern Methodist University

September, 2008 – October, 2013

Research Investigator for G. Reid Lyon, Ph.D.., Southern Methodist University
Educational Leadership and Policy Ph.D. Program Development for Southern Methodist University
Educational Leadership and Policy Center Research Development, Southern Methodist University
Research on the Effectiveness of School Leadership on Students’ Achievement

June, 2008 – December, 2009
Graduate Research Assistant
Institute for Evidence-Based Education
ISIP-AR (Istation’s Indicators of Progress – Advanced Readers)
PI – Patricia Mathes, Ph.D. & Gale Roid, Ph.D.
Southern Methodist University
(Multi-Reading Constructs Item Development – Grades 3 – 9; Data IRT Analyses)

August, 2008 – June, 2009
Graduate Research Assistant
Institute for Evidence-Based Education
ISIP-ER (Istation’s Indicators of Progress – Early Readers)
PI –Patricia Mathes, Ph.D. & Joseph Torgesen, Ph.D.
Southern Methodist University
(Multi-Reading Constructs Item Development, Examiner, Data Collector, and Data Entry – Grades Kindergarten – 3rd)

August, 2007 – 2009
Graduate Research Assistant
Institute for Evidence-Based Education
Scaling-up Effective Beginning Reading Interventions (IES Grant),
PI’s -Patricia Mathes, Ph.D. & Carolyn Denton, Ph.D.
Southern Methodist University

January, 2007 – May, 2007
Graduate Research Assistant
Institute for Evidence-Based Education
Computer Assisted Instruction to Improve Fluency
PI, Caroline Kethley, Ph.D.
Southern Methodist University

August, 1987 – May, 1990
Reading Specialist, Grades 1 – 5
Tulsa Day School, Tulsa, OK

August, 1986 – May, 1987
Third Grade Teacher
Keystone School, San Antonio, TX

August, 1981 – May, 1986
Third Grade Teacher,
Lakehill Preparatory School, Dallas, TX

January, 1981 – May, 1981
Fifth Grade Teacher,
Austin Independent School District, Austin, TX

CONSULTING

July, 2017 – Present
Consultant and Coaching, Cedar Hill Independent School District, Cedar Hill, TX

January, 2017 – Present
Consultant, Professional Development and On-Going Professional Development for Pre-School Teachers, Center on Research and Education, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

January, 2011 – May, 2013
Consultant and Research Assistant for the Middle School Initiative Project, George W. Bush Institute at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

June, 2009 – April, 2013
Consultant, Curriculum Researcher and Writer for Istation, Richardson, TX
Computerized Reading Curriculum and Assessment in the Science Content Areas of Life Science and Physical Science for Grades 3-5 and Literacy for Grades 6-8

EDITORIAL EXPERIENCE

• Editorial Board for Learning Disabilities Quarterly, 2016-Present
• Editorial Board for Annals of Dyslexia, 2015-2018
• Reviewer for Dyslexia Journal 2019-Present
• Reviewer for Review of Educational Research Journal, 2010-Present
• Reviewer for Annals of Dyslexia, 2010-Present
• Reviewer for Journal of Teacher Education, 2016-Present
• Reviewer for Council for Learning Disabilities Forum, 2012-Present
• Reviewer for Literacy Research Association, 2012-Present
• Reviewer for Elementary School Journal, 2014-Present
• Reviewer for Asia Pacific Education Review, 2014-Present
• Reviewer for Educational Assessment Journal, 2015-Present
• Guest Reviewer for Journal of Language and Culture, 2010-Present
• Guest Reviewer for Learning Disabilities Quarterly, 2011-2016

UNIVERSITY TEACHING

Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)
• Interpreting Educational Research (Masters Level Core Class)
• Reading and Writing in the Content Areas (Masters Level Course)
• Differentiated Instruction and Assessment (Masters Level Core Class)
• Literacy Assessment (Reading and Writing Master Level Class)
• Teaching Literacy in Society (a Master with Certification Education Core Class)
• Advanced Literacy Development (Masters Level Class for Reading Certification)
• Literacy Practicum I and II – Field Experience (Masters Level Classes for Reading Certification)
• Math Early Childhood – 6th Grade (Masters with Certification Class)
• Probability, Data Analysis and Statistics (Math Master Teacher Certification Class)
• Number Reasoning and Problem Solving – Pre-Calculus (Math Master Teacher Certification Class)
• Student Teacher Supervisor Elementary – Secondary (Math and Reading/Language Arts)

CERTIFICATIONS

• Texas Master Certification in Reading
• Texas Master Certification in Math
• Texas Master Certification in ESL (English as a Second Language)
• Texas Elementary Education K-8 Teaching Credentials Life
• Texas Elementary Education K-8 Reading Teacher Credentials Life
• Master Reading Coach

PUBLICATIONS

Dissertation

Weiser, B. (2010). Examining the synergistic relationship of encoding and decoding instruction and its effect on first graders struggling with reading. (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Database. (Publication No. AAT 3419603; ISBN No. 9781124196596; ProQuest Document ID No. 2149850421).

Referred Journals

Weiser, B., Buss, C., Sheils, A. P., Gallegos, E., & Murray, L. R. (2019). Expert reading coaching via technology: A mixed methods study investigating the reading, writing, and spelling outcomes of students in grades K -8 experiencing significant reading learning disabilities. Annals of Dyslexia, 69(1), 54-79. doi:10.1007/s11881-018-00175-1

Lindo, E., Weiser, B., Cheatham, J., & Allor, J. H. (2018). Benefits of structured afterschool literacy tutoring by university students for struggling elementary readers. Reading and Writing Quarterly, 34(2), 117-131. doi:10.1080/10573539.2017.1357156

Weiser, B. (2013). Ameliorating reading disabilities early: Examining an effective encoding and decoding prevention instruction model. Learning Disabilities Quarterly, 36(3), 161 – 177. doi:10.1177/0731948712450017

Weiser, B. (2013). How to use encoding and decoding instruction to improve spelling, reading, and writing for students with LD. LD Forum, June, 2-5, 8.

Reed, D.K., Cummings, K.C., Allen, E.A., Weiser, B.L., Hott, B.L., & Smolkowski, K. (2014). Synthesis of research symposium at CLD’s 35th International Conference on Learning Disabilities: Must reads for 2012-2013. Learning Disability Quarterly, 36(4), 195-202. doi:10.1177/0731948713480788

Reed, D., Weiser, B., Cummings, K., & Shapiro, E. (2013). Synthesis of research symposium at CLD’s 34th international conference on learning disabilities: “Must Reads for 2012”. Learning Disabilities Quarterly, 36(1). doi:10.1177/0731948713480788

Weiser, B., Reed, D., Kethley, C., and Mathes, P. (2012). Synthesis of research symposium at CLD’s 33rd international conference on learning disabilities: “Must Reads for 2011”. Learning Disabilities Quarterly, 35(4), 225-235. doi:10.1177/0731948712451843

Alvoid, L., & Weiser, B. L. (2011). “Assessing School Leader Effectiveness.” In Oxford Bibliographies, Online: Education. New York: Oxford University Press, 12/15/2011. doi: 10.1093/OBO/9780199756810-0050

Weiser, B. L., & Mathes, P. G. (2011). Using encoding instruction to improve the reading and spelling performances of elementary students at-risk for literacy difficulties: A best- evidence synthesis. Review of Educational Research, 81(2), 170-200. doi:10.3102/0034654310396719

Lyon, G. R. & Weiser, B. (2009). Teacher knowledge, instructional expertise, and the
development of reading proficiency, Journal of Learning Disabilities, 42(5), 475-480. doi:10.1177/0022219409338741

Books

Moats, L. C., & Weiser, B. L. (in press). Spelling development, disability, and instruction. (2nd ed.). Austin, TX: ProEd.

Lyon, G. R., & Weiser, B. L. (in press). Evidence-based leadership: Links to student learning and achievement across the content areas. Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing.

Book Chapters

Lyon, G. R., & Weiser, B. L. (2013). Learning disabilities: An evidence-based field? In H. Lee Swanson, K. Harris, & S. Graham (Eds.), Handbook of learning disabilities, Vol. 2, (pp. 118-154). New York: Guilford Press.

Manuals

Lyon, G. R., & Weiser, B. L. (2013). School leadership and effective teachers. In Middle School Initiative: Specifications for Excellence in the Research-based Middle School, George W. Bush Institute at Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX) and Edvance Research, Inc. (San Antonio).

Moats, L., & Weiser, B. L. (2012). Language! Live research base: Literacy intervention grades 4-12. Voyager Learning (Dallas, TX).

Online Resources

Weiser, B. L. (2019, in review). Writing instruction for students with reading and spelling learning disabilities: An infosheet. Council for Learning Disabilities.

Weiser, B. L. (2014). Academic Diversity: Ways to motivate and engage students with learning disabilities and behavioral disorders: An infosheet. Council for Learning Disabilities. Retrievable from: http://www.council-for-learning-disabilities.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Weiser_Motivation.pdf

Weiser, B. L. (2013). Effective Vocabulary Instruction for Kindergarten to 12th Grade Students Experiencing Learning Disabilities: An infosheet. Council for Learning Disabilities. Retrievable from: http://www.council-for-learning-disabilities.org/effective-vocabulary-instruction-for-kindergarten-to-12th-grade-students-experiencing-learning-disabilities

Working Papers and Chapters

Weiser, B., Buss, C., Sheils, A. P. (in review). Coaching the coaches: The effect on teacher instruction and student reading outcomes.

Weiser, B. (in review). Pre-teaching critical vocabulary, Background knowledge and word work to increase the comprehension, fluency, spelling and writing performances of students with learning disabilities.

Weiser, B. L., & Lyon, G. R. (in progress). Reading instruction for adults with reading disabilities. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: Review and Special Articles Series: Developmental and Behavioral Disorders Grown-Up.

Weiser, B., & Hott, B. (in review). Vocabulary instruction for middle school students with learning difficulties: A meta-analysis. (For Research on Teaching and Learning with the Literacies of Young Adolescents Edited by Kathleen F. Malu and Mary Beth Schaefer).

Weiser, B. L., & Mathes, P. G. (in progress). Teacher instruction fidelity: Does quantity and/or quality of instruction contribute to the variance of end-of-year reading scores for first graders struggling with reading and spelling?

Weiser, B., Mathes, P., & Denton, C. (in progress). The coaching solution: The efficacy of technology supported coaching on child outcomes in reading.

Weiser, B. L., & Mathes, P. G., (in progress). The importance of measuring quality and quantity of implementation fidelity: A longitudinal study of four cohorts of first graders receiving tier II instruction.

Weiser, B. L., & Allor, J. (in progress). It’s never too late: Proof that adolescent readers experiencing reading difficulty can improve their reading performances with after-school tutoring.

Webinars

Hott, B., & Weiser, B. (2013). Incorporating Self-Monitoring Procedures to Support Content Area Learning. Council of Learning Disabilities.

Unpublished Materials

Weiser, B. L. (2018). Corrective Reading: Supplemental Comprehension Checks, Word Work Encoding Activities for Spelling and Writing, and Fluency Checks for Progress Monitoring and Teacher Data. Unpublished materials for teachers to use for progress monitoring and matching instruction to students’ needs; these supplemental activities match the multi-levels of Corrective Reading, a McGraw-Hill Reading Curriculum.

Weiser, B. L., & Buss, C. (2017). Integrating Reading Constructs into Every Lesson to Maximize Success for Students with Reading Learning Disabilities. Unpublished teacher-ready lessons to integrate vocabulary, background knowledge, word work, fluency, comprehension, and writing per students’ instructional grade level. Institute for Evidence-Based Education, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX.

Buss, C., & Weiser, B. L. (2015). Plug in Strategies and Instructional Routines to Plug in for Reading Success: A Teacher’s Guide and Student Activity Pages. Unpublished scripted teacher’s guide and support student activity pages used in on-going professional development with teachers of students with reading difficulties. Institute for Evidence-Based Education, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX.

Weiser, B. L., Buss, C., Sheils, A. P., & Mathes, P. G. (2014). Data-Focused Instructional Coaching: A Manual for Teacher and Student Success. Unpublished coaching manual used for on-going professional development and mentoring. Institute for Evidence-Based Education, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX.

Weiser, B. L., Buss, C., Sheils, A. P., & Gallegos, E., (2014). A Toolbox for Coaches: Classroom Observation and Time-by-Activity Coding Tools, Collaborative Data-Focused Instructional Planning Guide, and Documentation Forms. Unpublished coaching materials used for on-going professional development and mentoring. Institute for Evidence-Based Education, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX.

Gallegos, E., Weiser, B. L., & Lyon, D. (2009). Nature of Instructional Content Emphasis – Reading (Revised). Unpublished direct classroom observation tool. Available from Elisa Gallegos, Institute for Evidence-Based Education, Southern Methodist University, P. O. Box 750381, Dallas, TX 75273-0381

Mathes, P. G., Lyon, G. R., Roid, G., Kalinowski, K., Levy, D., Weiser, B. L. …. Lamar, M. (2011). Technical Manual – istation’s Indicators of Progress, Advanced Reading: Computer Adaptive Testing System for Continuous Progress Monitoring of Reading Growth for Students Grade 4 to Grade 8. Richardson, TX: istation.

AWARDS

2013 Exemplary Leadership in the Learning Disabilities Field Award – Council for Learning Disabilities (CLD) Presented at the Annual CLD Conference in Austin, TX on October 25, 2013

2011 Outstanding Researcher Award – Council of Learning Disabilities (CLD)
Presented at the Annual CLD Conference in Austin, TX October 27, 2011 for “Ameliorating Reading Disabilities Early: Examining an Encoding and Decoding Instruction Model”.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

June, 2019 – Present
Council for Learning Disabilities, Treasurer
Executive Board and Board of Trustees

August, 2012 – Present
Literacy Research Association

November, 2011 – Present
Council of Learning Disabilities Research Committee
Council of Learning Disabilities Leadership Academy Cadre

October, 2010 – September, 2014
Council of Learning Disabilities, By-Laws Committee

December, 2010 – Present
International Dyslexia Association
Dallas, TX Chapter of International Dyslexia Association

December, 2007 – Present
Phi Delta Kappa International Honor Society and Professional Association in Education (formally Pi Lambda Theta)

June, 2006 – Present
International Reading Association

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

October, 2018
Council for Learning Disabilities Annual Conference, “Preteaching Vocabulary and Background Knowledge to Increase Comprehension and Writing – A Hands-On Workshop”, Portland, OR

Council for Learning Disabilities Annual Conference, “Technology: Improving Teacher Instruction and LD Student Outcomes in Reading”, Portland, OR

January, 2018
Hawaii University International Conferences on Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences & Education, “Expert Reading Coaching Via Technology: Investigating the Literacy Outcomes of Students in Grades K-8 Experiencing Reading Learning Disabilities”, Honolulu, HI

Hawaii University International Conferences on Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences & Education, “International Association of Dyslexia Annual Meeting, Workshop Presentation – “Pre-Teaching Critical Vocabulary, Background Knowledge, and Word Work to Increase the Reading, Writing, and Spelling Performances for Students with Reading Learning Disabilities”, Honolulu, HI

November, 2017
International Association of Dyslexia Annual Meeting, “Pre-Teaching Critical Vocabulary, Background Knowledge, and Word Work to Increase the Reading, Writing, and Spelling Performances for Students with Reading Learning Disabilities”, Atlanta, GA

October, 2017
Council for Learning Disabilities Annual Conference, “Technology: Improving Teacher Instruction and LD Student Outcomes in Reading”, Baltimore, MD

Council for Learning Disabilities Annual Conference, “Pre-Teaching Critical Vocabulary, Background Knowledge, and Word Work to Increase the Reading, Writing, and Spelling Performance for Students with Reading Learning Disabilities”, Baltimore, MD

January, 2017
Office of Special Education, Media and Technology Cohort Conference, “The Hoot Education Platform: How it Works, Strategies for Usage, and Dissemination Plans”, Orlando, FL

November, 2015
International Association of Dyslexia Annual Meeting, “Coaching with Technology: On-Going Professional Development to Increase the Knowledge of Effective Reading Instruction for Teachers of Students at High Risk for Reading Learning Disabilities”, Grapevine, TX

International Association of Dyslexia Annual Meeting, “Vocabulary Instruction across Content Areas for Middle School Students with Reading Disabilities: A Meta-Analysis of Current Research”, Grapevine, TX

October, 2015
Council for Learning Disabilities Annual Conference, “Increasing Teacher Knowledge and Student Academic Success for Students in Grades K-8th Grade Experiencing Learning Disabilities in Reading”, Las Vegas, NV.

April, 2015
Office of Special Education Director’s Virtual Conference, “An Experimental Examination of Hoot Education for Providing Technology-Based Student Focused Coaching in Special Education Resource Rooms”

November, 2014
International Dyslexia Association Annual Meeting, “Coaching the Coaches: Findings from Providing Expert Reading Coaching to Instructional Coaches Hired from Within Low-Performing Urban Districts”, San Diego, CA

October, 2014
Council for Learning Disabilities Annual Conference, Coaching Coaches: Providing Instructional Coaching to Coaches Hired Within Districts, Philadelphia, PA

Council for Learning Disabilities Annual Conference, Coaching Through Technology: Variables That Increase Student Reading Outcomes, Philadelphia, PA

March, 2014
Council for Exceptional Children Conference, Ways to Motivate and Engage Students with Learning Disabilities through the Content Areas, Sam Houston State University, San Houston, TX

December, 2013
Literacy Research Association Annual Meeting, “Students At-Risk for Reading Difficulties: Can a Computer Replace a Teacher During Tier II Instruction?”, Dallas, TX

November, 2013
International Dyslexia Association Annual Meeting, “Students At-Risk for LD and/or Dyslexia: Can a Computer Replace a Teacher?”, New Orleans, LA

International Dyslexia Association Annual Meeting, “Volunteers Making a Difference for Struggling Readers: Demonstrating that Structured Tutorials Improve Reading Performance”, New Orleans, LA

October, 2013
Council of Learning Disabilities Annual Meeting, “Students At-Risk for LD: Can a Computer Replace a Teacher?”, Austin, TX

Council of Learning Disabilities Annual Meeting, “Vocabulary Instruction for Middle School Students with Reading Difficulties: A Meta-analysis”, Poster Session, Austin, TX

Council of Learning Disabilities Annual Meeting, “Must Reads’ in the Field of Learning Disabilities for 2013: Effects of Self-Regulated Strategy Instruction in Reading”, Austin, TX

June, 2013
George W. Bush Middle School Matters Leadership Institute, “Developing and Supporting Effective Teachers: Using Data to Inform Instruction and On-Going Professional Development”, Austin, TX

March, 2013
Consortium on Reaching Excellence in Education, Inc., (CORE) Leadership Summit, “Technological Tools in Professional Development: How to Enhance Educator Effectiveness”, San Francisco, CA

February, 2013
Sam Houston State Council of Exceptional Children, “What Does Effective Reading Instruction Look Like? The Whys and Hows”, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX

January, 2013
Office of Special Education within the Department of Education’s Project Directors’ Meeting, “Project Stepping Up: An Experimental Examination of Hoot Education for Providing Technology-Based Student Focused Coaching in Special Education Resource Rooms”. Washington, D.C.

November, 2012
Literacy Research Association Annual Meeting, “The Efficacy of Computer Assisted Tier 2 Assessment and Intervention as Part of a Response-to-Intervention Model for First Graders Struggling with Reading Difficulties”, San Diego, CA

Literacy Research Association Annual Meeting, Chair and Discussant for Presentation Series on Early-Reading/Literacy Instruction in Diverse Classrooms, San Diego, CA

November, 2012
International Dyslexia Association Annual Meeting, “Is Learning Disabilities a Research-Based Field?” Baltimore, MD

October, 2012
Council of Learning Disabilities Annual Meeting, “Students At-Risk for LD: Can a Computer Replace a Teacher? Poster Session, Austin, TX

Council of Learning Disabilities Annual Meeting, “Learning Disabilities: Research Impact from the Last Decade”, Austin, TX

Council of Learning Disabilities Annual Meeting, “’Must Reads’ in the Field of Learning Disabilities for 2012: Beyond High School: Adults with LD”, Austin, TX

November, 2011
International Dyslexia Association Annual Meeting, “Examining the Synergistic Relationship of Encoding and Decoding Instruction and its Effect on First Graders Struggling with Reading”, Chicago, IL

October, 2011
Council of Learning Disabilities Annual Meeting, “Ameliorating Reading Disabilities Early: Examining an Encoding and Decoding Instruction Model”,
Austin, TX

Council of Learning Disabilities Annual Meeting, “Must Reads’ in the Field of Learning Disabilities for 2011”, Austin, TX

February, 2010
SERA Convention, “Modeling Effective Reading Instruction to First Graders Struggling With Reading”, New Orleans, LA

February, 2010
Mathes, P. G., & Weiser, B. L., Pacific Coast Research Conference, “Advances in Technology to Support Response-to-Intervention”, San Diego, CA

February, 2009
SERA Convention, “Gain Score versus Covariance Adjustment Models: An Old
Debate Revisited”, San Antonio, TX

February, 2008
SERA Convention, “Effect Size Corrections”, New Orleans, LA

January, 2008
Education and Psychology Research Forum, “Effect Size Corrections”, Southern
Methodist University”, Dallas, TX

GRANT REVIEWER

May – June, 2013
Stepping up Technology Implementation Grant Competition, The Office of Special Education, Department of Education, Washington, DC.

SERVICE

March, 2018 “Motivating and Engaging Students with Learning Differences: Giving Choice, Discussion, and Effective Feedback”, Fairhill School Faculty, Dallas, TX

January, 2018 “Pre-School Instructional Support – Preparing Children to be Successful in School: Concept Development, Quality Feedback, and Language Modeling”, Community Action Corporation of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX

February, 2017
“Instructional Coaching for SPED Teachers via Technology”, Invited Panelist, Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Professional Development, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

September, 2016
Professional Development, “Preteaching Background Knowledge, Vocabulary, and Word Work (phonemic awareness, decoding, and encoding) to Increase Fluency, Comprehension, and Writing Performance of Students Experiencing Reading Disabilities” for Dallas, ISD, Richardson ISD, Lewisville ISD, and Cedar Hill ISD Special Education Teachers and Special Education Coordinators, Dallas, TX

April, 2016 Beginning Teachers Institute, “Using Background Knowledge, Vocabulary, and Word Work Prior to Reading to Increase Comprehension, Fluency, and Writing”. Southern Methodist University, Department of Teaching and Learning, Dallas, TX

October, 2015
Professional Development, Istation’s Indicators of Progress: Learning about the ISIP’, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

October, 2015
Professional Development, “Preteaching Background Knowledge, Vocabulary, and Word Work (phonemic awareness, decoding, and encoding) to Increase Fluency, Comprehension, and Writing Performance of Students Experiencing Reading Disabilities” for Dallas, ISD, Richardson ISD, Lewisville ISD, and Cedar Hill ISD Special Education Teachers and Special Education Coordinators, Plano, TX and Dallas, TX

May, 2015
Beginning Teachers Institute, “Motivating and Engaging Students in Grades 4 – 12 who Struggle Across Content Area Subjects”, Southern Methodist University, Department of Teaching and Learning, Dallas, TX

October, 2014
Professional Development, “Effective Reading Instruction for Students with Reading Learning Disabilities: How to Modify Lessons for Student Success” for Dallas, ISD, Mesquite ISD, Richardson ISD, Lewisville ISD, and Cedar Hill ISD Special Education Teachers and Special Education Coordinators, Plano, TX and Dallas, TX

May, 2014
Beginning Teachers Institute, “Reading and Writing in the Content Areas”, Southern Methodist University, Department of Teaching and Learning, Dallas, TX

March, 2014
Invited Brown Bag Speaker for Special Education Faculty
Lecturer for Students in Special Education
“How to Motivate Students with Learning and Behavioral Challenges”, Texas A&M University – Commerce, TX

October, 2013
Professional Development, “Using Data to Inform the Reading Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities” for Mesquite ISD, Richardson ISD, Lewisville ISD, and Cedar Hill ISD Special Education Teachers and Special Education Coordinators, Plano, TX

May, 2013
Beginning Teachers’ Institute, “Engaging Students in Mathematics” presenter and panelist, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

June, 2013
Literacy & Math Teacher Training, “Engaging Literacy and Mathematics Activities”, Camp Fire Lone Star Training Facility”, Dallas, TX

March, 2013
Professional Development, “What are Some Effective Reading Instruction Strategies to Increase Comprehension and Vocabulary? Cedar Hill ISD, TX

August, 2012 – May, 2015
Committee Member of the Master’s Education Committee, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

November, 2012
Presentation on the Field of Education at Highland Park Middle School Career Day, Dallas, TX

April, 2012
Presentation to Sudan Refugees, “The Importance of Early Family Literacy”, Church of the Ascension (Dallas, TX)

May, 2011
Activity Modeling Presenter for McGraw/Hill SRA Early Interventions in Reading, an early intervention curriculum for students at-risk for reading difficulties (Dallas, TX)

August, 2010 – 2012
Committee Member to Create a Literacy Resource Kit for Literacy Classes Taught at Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)

February, 2010 – 2012
Tenure-Track Faculty Search Committee Member; Department of Education Policy and Leadership, Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)

November, 2008
Speaker at Groundbreaking for the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of
Education and Human Development New Building, Southern Methodist
University, Dallas, TX

August, 2007 – May, 2009
Heart House – An After-School Tutoring Program for K-6th graders
Trained college tutors, Collected and Analyzed Data

August, 1996 – May, 2000
Fort Bend County CASA, Fundraising Chairman, Publicity Chairman, Volunteer, Sugar Land, TX

August, 1995 – May, 1999
Fort Bend County Cancer League, Publicity Chairman, Fundraising, Sugar Land, TX

August, 1993 – May, 2000
Fort Bend Independent School District, Settlers Way Elementary School, PTA President, PTA Vice President, Parent Volunteer, Substitute Teacher, Sugar Land, TX

August 1979 – January, 1981
Special Education Volunteer, Country Day School, Austin, TX

RESEARCH SKILLS

Extensive knowledge of R statistical programs and SPSS
Ability to run and analyze Multi-way ANOVAs, Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analysis, Item Response Theory Analysis, Multiple Linear Regressions, Commonality Coefficient Analysis, and Hierarchical and Cross-Classified Hierarchical Linear Modeling (HLM, CCHLM)

Broad knowledge of research methodologies and data collection

Skilled with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Visio, PowerPoint, Blackboard, Outlook, and Hoot Education TM Coaching Platform

 

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