- School of Education
- IU Kokomo
Main Building, KO 174R
Ph.D., in Educational Administration: August 2016
M.S., in Education, Curriculum, Instruction and Technology: 2005
B.A., in English Writing: 2000
Assistant Professor of Education, Indiana University Kokomo
Courses taught include:
Courses in development:
Assistant Professor of Education, Alice Lloyd College: August 2016-May 2018
Courses taught include:
Grubb, SJ. (2019). What’s this Course For: Contemplating Goodlad’s Legacy to Reclaim Teaching. School and University Partnerships. Annual Online Issue. Ed by Bernard Badiali and Megan Lynch.
Rural Village Teacher Presentations, Makeni, Sierra Leone, Africa: 2009
After establishing needs voiced by rural school teachers in Makeni, Sierra Leone, implemented teacher training that resulted in a mentoring program where government-trained teachers assisted and mentored colleagues without government training for the good of all schools.
Amount Funded: $6000
Title: Currere and Co-Creation with Undergraduates, Indiana University Kokomo Summer Fellowship: 2019
Amount Funded: $3000
Title: Little Eagles on Campus--Super Saturday Science, Work College Consortium Grant: 2017
Amount funded: $80,000 ($20,000 per year for four years)
Title: National Trail Local Schools, Race to the Top Professional Development Grant: 2010-2014
Amount funded: $143,000
Title: Ready to Read--Early Literacy Grant, Grant Recipient: Preble County Educational Service Center: 2013-2014
Amount attempted: $50,000
Title: Getting Better-- Instructional Practices of Preschool Teachers that Support Academic Growth in Students, Federal Health and Human Services Head Start Dissertation Scholars Grant: 2014
Amount attempted: $10,000
Title: Blazer Aquaponics Lab, America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education Finalist: 2014
Amount attempted: $10,000,000
Title: 21st Century TEAMS (Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics, & Science Collaborative, Straight A Fund from State of Ohio: 2013
Amount funded: $400
Title: Third Grade School History Project, Vectren Peyback Foundation: 2005
National Rural Education Association, Diversity Team Member: 2019
Reviewer for The Rural Educator Journal
Currere Exchange, Currere Exchange Journal Reviewer: 2018-Present
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), National Conference Proposal Reviewer: 2018
National Association of Professional Development Schools (NAPDS)
National Conference Proposal Reviewer: 2016-2019
School-University Partnerships Journal Reviewer: 2017
Indiana University Kokomo, Kokomo, IN
Alice Lloyd College, Pippa Passes, KY
College of Education, Health, and Society, Miami University, Oxford, OH
Southwest Ohio Regional Value-Added Leader Facilitator: 2007-2014
Trained other professionals in the Ohio Value-Added system, including the meaning of reports and questions that could be derived from the data, as well as real world application. Assisted in analysis and support of administrators and teachers, including explaining results to boards of education. Worked with small and large teams using strengths-based decision-making strategies, and by asking critical questions to guide groups to self-sufficiency in analysis of results.
Preble County Resident Educator Program Coordinator & Facilitator: 2006-2013
Implemented high quality induction program to county teachers new to the profession. Planned curriculum from initial three-day introductory workshop to monthly meetings that supported resident educators throughout their initial year and beyond. Honored the entry year continuum described by Stanford University research. Adjusted program outcomes and expectations according to State and District requirements, as Praxis III Assessment transitioned to the current Resident Educator State Assessment programming. Mentored entry year teachers in large and small group settings, as well as one-on-one. Served 10-35 teachers per year.
Instructional Planning Workshops: 2008-2013
Dedicated to sharing instructional planning frameworks that support teachers work toward student mastery learning, encouraging meta-cognition. Presented in large and small groups, and one-on-one for teachers and administrators.
Ohio Improvement Process Facilitation: 2008-2013
Guided district, building, and teacher-level teams through needs assessment and collaborative goal setting. Planned and implemented professional development based on group decisions. Supported teachers and administrators as they shared data, results, and power. Implemented cognitive coaching strategies. District solutions to local issues shared in regional and state venues.
Facilitator Facilitating Courses in an Online Environment: 2009-2010
Trained other professionals in delivering course content online, and supported them as students while they learned and applied concepts. Encouraged interaction and completion of course, which was a pre-requisite for course facilitators through eTech. College credits could be achieved through this eight-week course.
Facilitator Short Cycle Assessment: 2009
Developed and revised content for this course. Trained other professionals in short cycle assessment online, and supported students as they completed requirements and applied concepts in face-to-face classrooms. Encouraged interaction and completion of course. A college continuing education credit was available for this five-week course.
Sound Assessment Practices Workshops: 2006-2013
In large and small group settings, assisted teachers and administrators in various grade levels understand assessment design for a variety of purposes. Emphasized student-centered practices.
Kentucky Valley Education Cooperative: 2016-2017
Served as both a process observer as they began a team leadership training project and also higher education team member for the homegrown Perpetual Excellence in Teaching, Leadership, and Learning (PETLL) project.
National Trail Local School District: 2013-2016
Recommended updates for the district Continuous Improvement and Gifted Plans; provided needed support for both including professional development and data analysis.
Preble Shawnee Local School District: 2013-2016
Recommended updates for the districts Gifted Plans; Provided needed support and data analysis.
Greene County Educational Service Center: 2013-2014
Served as Gifted and Value-Added Coordinator assigned to a large suburban district; trained teachers and administrators in use of data, as well as facilitating testing and conducting parent/teacher meetings regarding results; conducted strategic planning meetings and updated district plan; mentored teachers one-on-one to improve instruction. Teachers assisted moved from below expected growth to at or above expected growth according to achievement testing results.
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