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University of Maine at Augusta Education Faculty

 

Cindy Dean. Ed.D., Assistant Professor of Education; Coordinator of Teacher Certification

Education:

  • B.A. University of Maine at Augusta, English
  • M.A. University of Maine, English
  • M.Ed. University of Maine, Literacy Education
  • Ed.D. University of Maine, Literacy Education

Teaching Interests:

  • Literacy Education
  • Elementary & Secondary Teaching Methods
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Instructional Technology
  • Teacher as Researcher

Research Interests:

  • Teacher identity
  • Student-staffed writing centers

Community Engagement:

  • Higher Ed. Representative for the Kennebec Valley Superintendent’s Association
  • Member of Steering Committee for Project Learning Tree
  • SLATE representative for Maine Council for English Language Arts
  • Member, Executive Board of Maine Writing Project
  • Member, Maine State Literacy Team
  • Vice President, Executive Board Ivan O. Davis Liberty Library

Timothy Surrette, A.B.D., Assistant Professor of Education

Education:

B.S. University of Maine, Secondary Education, 2002
M.Ed. University of Maine, Educational Leadership, 2007
Ed.D. University of Cincinnati, Curriculum and Instruction, 2016 (anticipated)

Teaching Interests:

  • Methods of teaching project-based science and problem-based mathematics in elementary schools
  • Approaches to differentiating instruction, lesson planning, formative/summative assessment, and classroom management in K-12 schools

Research Interests:

  • Applications of university-based mentoring programs to support early career teachers, particularly science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) educators
  • The ability of online environments to facilitate teacher professional development.

Community Engagement:

Patricia Clark, A.B.D. Director of Early Childhood Services; Instructor of Education

Education:

  • B.A. in journalism and French
  • B.S. in education, M.S .in special education
  • C.A.S. and A.B.D. in Special Education/Early Intervention and Public Policy

Teaching Interests:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Child Mental Health
  • Early intervention/special education

Research Interests:

  • Head Start
  • Public Pre-K and partnerships

Community Engagement:

  • Service Learning Liaison for UMA
  • UMA representative to state and UMA civic engagement committees
  • Facilitator, Early Childhood Higher Ed committee
  • Member, Arts committee for revision of Early Learning Standards
  • University representative, Pre-K-head Start public school committee for early education
  • Patten Free Library volunteer
  • Respite advocate for dementia and Alzheimer’s

Kristina McBean, C.A.S., Instructor of Education

Education:

  • B.S. University of Maine, Education
  • M.Ed. University of Maine, Education
  • C.A.S. University of Maine, Literacy Education

Teaching Interests:

  • PK-G Public School
  • Professional Development
  • Literacy Education
  • Student Teaching Field Supervisor

Research Interests: 

  • Common Core State Standards
  • Smarter Balanced Assessments
  • Literacy PK-G
  • Writing PK-G

Community Engagement:

  • Volunteer Mentor, RSU 22
  • Volunteer Sponsor/Coordinator: Annual 5K, Hampden, Maine

Renee Doucette, M.Ed., Instructor of Education

Education:

  • B.S. University of Maine, English Education
  • M.Ed. University of Southern Maine, Literacy Education

Teaching Interests:

  • Content Area Literacy (6-12) & Literacy Strategies
  • Teaching Practices– Writing Process, YA Literature, Differentiating Instruction, Integrating Technology & Digital Citizenship, Formative Assessment to Inform Instruction

Research Interests:

  • Teacher feedback and the writing process

Community Engagement:

  • President, Maine Council for English Language Arts
  • Teacher Consultant, Southern Maine Writing Project

Anne Miller, A.B.D., Instructor of Education

Education:

  • B.A. University of Virginia, English
  • M.L.I.S. University of South Carolina, Library Science
  • A.B.D. University of Maine, Literacy Education

Teaching Interests:

  • Children’s and Young Adult Literature
  • Literacy

Research Interests:

  • Young Adult Literature
  • Literacy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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