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Indiana University Northwest

Janice A. Grskovic, Ph.D.

Vita

ACADEMIC DEGREES

Ph.D. in Education      Purdue University West Lafayette, IN     Special Education: Emotional Disabilities
Cognate: Educational Psychology

Master of Science       Purdue University West Lafayette, IN     Special Education

Bachelor of Science     Indiana University  Bloomington, IN    Recreation/ Political Science

K-12 Teaching License Indiana - Mild Interventions


SUPERVISION AND TEACHING

Administrative and Supervisory Experiences

Associate member of the Graduate Faculty of Indiana University  (2002-Present)

Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN (1998 to present)

Programs

        Coordinator of Special Education Programs

        Chair, Advanced Programs

Accreditation

Assessment Committee Chair and member of the Educational Cabinet responsible for accreditation documentation

Program Development

Graduate Special Education Initial License in Mild Interventions

Supervision

Master’s Projects in Elementary or Secondary Education with a Special Education Focus

Teaching All Learners K-6 licensure

          Supervisor: K 595 "Practicum in Special Education" (3 cr. hrs.)

          Field Supervisor K 595 "Practicum in Special Education" (3 cr. hrs.)

          Field Supervisor K480 "Student Teaching: Special Education-Mild Disabilities"
          (6 cr. hrs.)

          Field Supervisor K495 "Practicum in Special Education" (3 credit hours)

                    Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (1992-1998)

                    Supervisor EDPS 498/499 "Supervised Teaching in Elementary
                    and Secondary Mild Disabilities and Emotional Handicaps" (16 credit hours)

                    Supervisor EDPS 660 "Practicum in the Treatment of Exceptional Child with Varying
                    Disabilities - LD, SEH, MIMH" (1-6 credit hours)

Other Administrative and Supervisory Experiences (1975-1978)

                    Program Director     Portage Twp. YMCA Portage, IN - Program development, hiring
                    supervision of instructors, public relations, instructing.

                    Supervisor National Park Service, Summer Youth Service - Supervising youth work crews in
                    trail development, rare plant relocation, etc

Teaching Experiences - Higher Education

                     Undergraduate Courses Taught at Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN

           F200 "Exploring the personal Demands of Teaching" (3 credit hours)

           K343 “Education of the Socially and Emotionally Disturbed I” (3 credit hours)

           K344 "Education of the Socially and Emotionally Disturbed I" (3 credit hours)

           K352 "Education of Children with Learning Problems" (3 credit hours)

           K495 "Practicum in Spec Ed" (3 credit hours)

           F201 (Guest Lectures) "Experience in the Personal Demand of Teaching"
           Why Should I Be a Special Education Teacher?

           Graduate Courses Taught at Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN

           K520 "Survey of Behavior Disorders" (3 credit hours)

           K535 "Assessment/ Remediation of Mildly Handicapped, I" (3 credit hours)

           K536 "Assessment/ Remediation of Mildly Handicapped, II" (3 credit hours)

           AAUW Educational Foundation (November, 1996)  "Girls are Different (GAD)
           Rating Scale"

           AERA/Spencer Doctoral Research Fellowship (March, 1996)

           Purdue Research Foundation (December, 1993)  "Equal Educational Opportunity in
           Assessment of Achievement and Learning Potential for Students with Attention
           Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder" 

Additional Grant Writing Activity

  U.S. Department of Education (1996, 1995, 1994) Continuation Grant

            "A Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Program in Research Diversity and Severe
             Disabilities" #H029D20017


AWARDS

Nominee     FACET - Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (Oct. 2004)

Recipient - Indiana University Northwest "High Performer" faculty award (May, 2002)

Nominee - Indiana University Northwest Founders’ Day Teaching Award (2002)

Recipient - The Indiana University Trustees' Teaching Award. (2000-2001)

Nominee  - Purdue Univeristy Doctoral Dissertation Award

Nominee - Indiana University Northwest Founders’ Day Teaching Award (2000)

Recipient - Anne Rhodes Research and Development Scholarship  Council for Children with Behavior Disorders (1996)

Fellow - Purdue Research Foundation Summer Research Grant Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (1995)

Recipient - Department of Educational Studies Travel Award Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (1994-97)

Assistant - "Novelty Interventions for Youth with Attention Deficit Disorder: Inservice and  Preservice Applications." OSEP GRANT #H029K20306 (1994-95)

Recipient - Association for Behavior Analysis Conference Scholarship Atlanta, Georgia (1994)

Fellow - "A Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Program in Research Diversity and Severe Disabilities" Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (1992-97)

Fellow - "Preparation of Teachers of Serious Emotionally Disordered Elementary and Secondary Level Students" OSER GRANT #GOO8715528 (1989-90)Grskovic, J. (2005, June). Learning Styles. Presentation to the faculty of William A. Wirt High School, Gary, IN

Grskovic, J. (2005, May). Multiple Intelligences. Presentation to the faculty of William A. Wirt High School, Gary, IN

Grskovic, J. (2004. December). Facts about special education.  Presentation at the monthly meeting of the Lions Club, Chesterton, IN.

Grskovic, J. (2004, March). Secrets of the IEP. Presentation at the Lake County Summit on Special Education. Indiana University Northwest. Gary, IN.

Grskovic, J. (2004, March). Defining disabilities. Presentation at the Lake County Summit on Special Education. Indiana University Northwest. Gary, IN.

Grskovic, J. (2004, March). What can a person with disabilities do after high school? . Planner and Moderator of a Panel Discussion at the Lake County Summit on Special Education. Indiana University Northwest. Gary, IN.

Grskovic, J. (2003, April). Collaborative partnerships: Leaving no child with disabilities behind. Leaving No Urban Student Behind Annual Workshop. Indiana University Northwest. Gary, IN.

Grskovic, J. (2003, March). Understanding IEPs. Presentation at the 3rd Annual “Empowering Parents of Children with Special Needs” Workshop.  Gary, IN

Grskovic, J. A. (2002, March). Social skills for transition to the workplace. Workshop presented at the "Empowering Parents of Students in Special Education" Transition Conference.  Gary, IN.

Grskovic, J. A. (2002, March 8, September 14). Test-taking skills for teachers.  Workshops presented at Indiana University Northwest for students in the School of Education, urban scholars, and limited license teachers.

Grskovic, J. A. (2001, April).  From theory to practice:  Teaching teachers to analyze behavior. Presentation at the Teaching Tips Poster Session, Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN.

Grskovic, J. A. (2001, June 9 and 12).  Test-taking skills for teachers.  Workshops presented at Indiana University Northwest for students in the School of Education, urban scholars, and limited license teachers.

Grskovic, J. A. (2001, April).  Active learning strategies for successful inclusion.  Presentation at the "Engaging Best Practices in Urban Education Through an Invitational Approach" Workshop, sponsored by the Urban Teacher Education Program at Indiana University Northwest, East Chicago, IN.

Grskovic, J. A. (2001, March).  Exceptionalities:  Defining disabilities under IDEA.  Workshop presented at the "Empowering Parents of Students in Special Education" Workshop.  Gary, IN.

Grskovic, J. A. (1999, April). Understanding and accommodating AD/HD in educational contexts. Invited paper presented to the American Association of University Women, Valparaiso Branch, Vaplaraiso, IN.

Grskovic, J. A. (1997, March). Understanding and accommodating AD/HD: Strategies for parents. Workshop presented for Family Services of Indiana. Lafayette, IN.

Grskovic, J. A. (1996, March). Gender issues and students with disabilities. Invited paper presented to the American Association of University Women, Valparaiso Branch, Valparaiso, IN.

Zentall, S. S., & Grskovic, J. A. (1994, May). Workshop on attention deficit disorders. Workshop presented at a meeting of the Greater Lafayette Areas Special Services, Lafayette, IN.

Professional Association Memberships

Association for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD)

Division for Learning Disabilities (DLD)

American Association of University Women (AAUW)

American Evaluation Association

Service to the Profession 

Textbook Reviews                        

Bauer, A. M., Keefe, C. H., & Shea, T. M. (2001). Students with learning disabilities or emotional/behavioral disorders. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill/Prentice Hall.  (2002) 

Cullinan, D. (2002). Students with emotional and behavior disorders: An introduction for teachers and other helping professionals. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill/Prentice Hall.  

Journal Reviews

Reviewer: the Journal of Behavioral Education  (2001-present)

Guest Reviewer Journal of Attention Disorder

Guest Reviewer Exceptional Children


RESEARCH

Fellowships

Research Fellowship, Purdue University ,West Lafayette, IN    A Doctoral Program in Research Diversity and Severe Disabilities, Special Education

Internship, Teacher Training Grant, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN


Publications - Refereed Journals 

Grskovic, J. A., & Goetze, H. (2005). An evaluation of the effects of Life Space Crisis Intervention on the challenging behavior of individual students. Reclaiming Children and Youth, 13, 231-235.

Grskovic, J. A., Hall, A. M., Montgomery, D. J., Vargas, A. U., Zentall, S. S., &  Belfiore, P. J. (2004). Reducing time-out assignments for students with emotional/behavioral disorders in a self-contained classroom: Class-wide implications. Journal of Behavioral Education, 13, 25-36.

Holliday, D. C., & Grskovic, J. A. (2002). Using political cartoons: An activity for students of every ability. Middle Level Learning, 15, M8-M9.

Zentall, S. S., Moon, S., Hall, A.M., & Grskovic, J. (2001). Learning and motivational characteristics of boys with giftedness and/or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Exceptional Children, 67, 499-519.

Moon, S. M., Zentall, S. S., Grskovic, J. A., Hall, A. M., &  Stormont-Spurgin, M., (2001). Emotional and social characteristics of boys with AD/HD and giftedness: A comparative case study.  Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 24, 207-247.

Zentall, S. S., Grskovic, J., Javorsky, J., & Hall, A. M. (2000). Effects of noninformational color on reading test performance of students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Diagnostique, 25, 129-146.

Moon, S., Zentall, S., Grskovic, J., & Hall, A. (1997). Families of boys with intellectual giftedness and AD/HD. Research Briefs,

Vargas, A. U., Grskovic, J. A., Belfiore, P. J., & Halbert-Ayala, J. L. (1997). Improving migrant student's spelling of English and Spanish words with error correction. Journal of Behavioral Education, 7, 13-23.

Grskovic, J. A., & Zentall, S. S. (1996). Aufmerksamkeits-und Hyperaktivitätsstörungen im Klassenraum - Kinder mit AD/HD verstehen und im Unterricht unterstützen. [Understanding and accommodating AD/HD in the classroom]. In H. Goetze (Ed.), Schulische Erziehungshilfe- grenzüberschreitend [School related educational assistance for BD youth: Going beyond school structures] (pp. 169-174). Potsdam, Germany: Universität Potsdam.

Grskovic, J. A. & Belfiore, P. J. (1996).Improving the spelling of students with disabilities. The Journal of Behavioral Education, 6, 343-353.

Belfiore, P. J., Grskovic, J. A., Murphy, A. M., & Zentall, S. S. (1996). The effects of antecedent color on reading for students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and learning disabilities. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 29, 432-438.

Grskovic, J. A. , Zentall, S. S., & Stormont-Spurgin, M. (1995). Time estimation and planning abilities: Students with and without disabilities. Behavioral Disorders, 20, 197-203


ERIC Documents

Zentall, S. S., Moon, S. M., Hall, A. M., Grskovic, J. A. (1997). Learning characteristics of boys with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and/or giftedness. ERIC#: ED40779


Materials Development        

Curricula: Zentall, S. S., Javorsky, J., Grskovic, J. A., & Hall, A. M. (1996). ZENTALL'S A.NBCurriculum. Novelty Interventions for Youth with Attention Deficit Disorder: Inservice and Preservice Applications.

Assessment Instruments: Zentall, S. S., & Grskovic, J. A. (in progress). Girls with AD/HD Are Different (GAAD). Presentations

Invited Addresses

Grskovic, J. (1996, September). Understanding and accommodating AD/HD in the classroom. Paper presented at Schulische Erziehungshilfe Grenzüberschreitend (School Related Educational Assistance for BD Youth: Going Beyond School Structures), Universität Potsdam. Potsdam, Germany. 

International/National Conferences

Grskovic, J. A., Grskovic, J. D., Grskovic, J. L, & Hall, A. M. (2006, May). Collaborative partnerships: Highly qualified teachers working together. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Council for Exceptional Children, Salt Lake City.

Trzcinka, S. M., & Grskovic, J. A. (2006, March). The 4 Cs: containing contagion through collaboration and inclusion. Paper presented at the Positive Behavior Support Conference, Reno, NV.

Hall, A. M., & Grskovic, J. A., (Nov. 2005). Guided Imagery Techniques to Reduce Stress and Improve Learning. Paper presented at the meeting of the Council for Children with Behavior Disorders International Conference on Children and Youth with Behavioral Disorders.  Dallas (Irving), Texas.

Sandoval, P., Grskovic, J. A., Cate-Clements, C., Venditti, K., & Nolan, J. (2005, Oct.). Creating instruments and processes to measure teacher dispositions in a teacher education program. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Toronto.

Kercood, S., Grskovic, J. A., & Hall, A. M., (2005, May). The effects of fine motor tactile stimulation on the problem solving of students with ADHD in visual and auditory tasks. Paper to be presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Cate-Clements, C., Sandoval, P., & Grskovic, J. A. (2004, Nov.). Tightening the screws from all directions: Evaluation of student services in education. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Atlanta, GA.

Grskovic, J. A., Hall, A. M., & Harader, D. L. (2004, Jan.). Non-traditional routes to certification in special education: Two models. Paper presented at the Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.

Sandoval, P. & Grskovic, J. A. (2003, Nov.). Creating a unit assessment system to
meet the National Council for Accreditation of Teachers (NCATE) 2000 standards.
Paper presented at the meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Reno, NV.

Hall, A. M. & Grskovic, J. A. (2002, Nov.). A learning station for homework help. 
Paper presented at the National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality First
International Summit on Improving Care for Children with ADHD, Orlando

Grskovic, J. A. (2002, May). Using applied behavior analysis to solve everyday problems: Teaching ABA to teachers.  Symposium presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Toronto.  Grskovic, J. A., Chair,  Hall, A., Discussant.

Hall, A. M. & Grskovic, J. A. (2001, October).  "Come on, hurry up, You’re so stupid," 
Social skills and students with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Paper
presented at the meeting of the Council for Children with Behavior Disorders
International Conference on Children and Youth with Behavioral Disorders,
Atlanta,GA.

Grskovic, J. A. & Hall, A. M. (2001, October). Vocabulary development of African-
American learners. Paper presented at the meeting of the Council for Children with
Behavior Disorders International Conference on Children and Youth with Behavioral
Disorders, Atlanta, GA

Hetzroni, O., Grskovic, J. A., & Tannous, J. (2001). Using a computer program to
enhance appropriate communication of children with autism. Paper to be presented
at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, New Orleans, LA.

Hetzroni, O., Grskovic, J. A., & Shrieber, B. (2001). Using a word processor to
improve the writing skills of students with learning disabilities. Paper to be presented
at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, New Orleans, LA.

Hetzroni, O., Grskovic, J. A., Landau, O., & Ben-Zvi, A. (2001). Partnerships with
families: Communication intervention in a preschool for toddlers with developmental
disabilities. Paper to be presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavior
Analysis, New Orleans, LA.

Grskovic, J. A. (2000, November). Girls are different.  Paper presented at the
International Adolescent Conference, Portland, OR.

Hall, A. M., & Grskovic, J. A. (2000, November). Help for students with behavior
disorders in nonclassroom school settings. Paper presented at the International
Adolescent Conference, Portland, OR.

Grskovic, J. A. & Jones, C. (2000, May). First timers: Teaching behavior analysis to
urban special education teachers. Paper presented at the meeting of the Association
for Behavior Analysis, Washington D. C.

Grskovic, J. A. (1999, October). Girls with AD/HD: Characteristics and outcomes.
Paper presented at the meeting of the CCBD International Conference on Children
and Youth with Behavioral Disorders. Dallas (Irving), Texas.

Grskovic, J. A. (1998, September). Using "their" music to teach social, emotional,
and academic objectives to adolescents with behavioral disorders. Paper presented
at the International Adolescent Conference: Programming for the Needs of
Adolescents with Behavioral Disorders, IX. Bethesda, MD.

Grskovic, J. A. & Vargas, A. U. (1997, October). Effective spelling instruction for
students with behavior disorders in English and Spanish contexts. Paper presented at
the meeting of the CCBD International Conference on Children and Youth with
Behavioral Disorders. Dallas (Irving), Texas.

Moon, S. M., Zentall, S. S., Grskovic, J. A., & Hall, A. M. (1997, March).
Social/emotional characteristics of children with AD/HD and giftedness in school and
family contexts. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education
Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Zentall, S. S., Moon, S. M., Grskovic, J. A., & Hall, A. M. (1997, March). Learning
characteristics of boys with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and/or girftedness.
Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research
Association, Chicago, IL.

Grskovic, J. A., & Belifore, P. J. (1996, May). The effects of error correction on the 
spelling accuracy of students with disabilities. Symposium presented at the meeting
of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Fransisco, CA. Belfiore, P. J., Chair, 
Kameenui, E., Discussant.

Zentall, S. S., & Grskovic, J. A. (1996, April).Educational strategies for students with
attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Paper presented at the annual
meeting of the Council for Exceptional Children, Orlando, FL.

Vargas, A. U. & Grskovic, J. A. (1995, October). A comparison of the preferences of
ethnically/racially diverse EH students for teachers who are of similar or different
race. Paper presented at the meeting of the Council for Children with Behavior
Disorders International Conference on Behavioral Disorders, Dallas, TX.

Grskovic, J. A., & Belifore, P. J. (1995, May). The effects of non-repetitive active
response practice on the spelling of students with emotional disabilities. Paper
presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Washington D. C.

Grskovic, J. A. (1995, April) Time estimation and planning abilities: Students with
and without disabilities. Paper presented at the meeting of the Council for
Exceptional Children, Indianapolis, IN.

Zentall, S. S., Moon, S., Stormont-Spurgin, M., Hall, A. M., Grskovic, J. A. (1995,
April.). Weird and wonderful: classrooms for students with ADHD and/or giftedness.
Paper presented at the meeting of the Council for Exceptional Children,
Indianapolis, IN.

Grskovic, J. A., Montgomery, D. J., Hall, A.M., Vargas, A. U., Morphew, J., Belfiore, P.
J., Goetze, H., & Zentall, S. S. (1994, May). The effects of active responding on
time-out for students with emotional disabilities in a segregated facility. Paper
presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta, GA.

Zentall, S. S., & Grskovic, J. A. (1994, April). Educate teachers to accommodate for
ADD: It's as easy as ...A-NBC. Paper presented at the annual international
convention of the Council for Exceptional Children, Denver, CO.

Grskovic, J. A., & Murphy A. (1993, May). The effects of novelty on reading for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Paper presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Hall, A. M. & Grskovic, J. A. (2003, Oct.). Using communication to intervene in conflict situations. Paper presented at the meeting of the Council for Children with Behavior
Disorders International Conference, St. Louis, MO.

State/Regional/Local Conferences

Grskovic, J. A.,  Chavez, M., Domoras, A., & Hoover-Davis, S. (2004, Oct.). Using applied behavior analysis to solve classroom Problems and document effective instruction. Paper presented at the meeting of the Indiana Council for Exceptional Children, Bloomington, IN

Moon, S., Zentall, S. S., Stormont-Spurgin, M., Grskovic, J. A., Neuharth-Pritchett, S., Hall, A. M., Glassburn, A. M. (1995, Jan.). Interdisciplinary collaboration: A team approach to qualitative research. Paper presented at the meeting of the Vocational and Technical Education/Curriculum & Instruction Research Seminar Series, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

Grskovic, J. A. (1994, February). The use of active response strategies to increase student learning and reduce disruptive behavior. Paper presented at the meeting of the Indiana Federation of the Council of Exceptional Children, Indianapolis, IN.

Grskovic, J. A. (1993, March). Fostering self-esteem through the training of positive self-talk. Paper presented at the meeting of the Indiana Federation of the Council of Exceptional Children, Indianapolis, IN.

Grskovic, J. A. (1993, February). Fostering self-esteem through the training of positive self-talk. Paper presented at the meeting of the graduate seminar, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

Grskovic, J. A. & Murphy, A. (1992, December). The effects of non-relevant color on the acquisition of reading sight words in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and learning disabilities. Paper presented at the meeting of the graduate seminar, Purdue University, West Lafayette, I


Grant Writing

Approved

OSER (October, 1993)  "Equal Educational Opportunity in Assessment of Achievement and Learning Potential for Students with Attention Deficit Disorder"

Purdue Research Foundation (Jan. 1995). Summer Research Grant.

Submitted

K543 "Education of the Socially and Emotionally Disturbed I" (3 credit hours)

K500 “Master’s Portfolio Seminar in Special Education” (3 credit hours)

S512 “Master’s Seminar Secondary Education” (3 credit hours)

E518 “Master’s Seminar Elementary Education" (3 credit hours)

E591 "Research Project in Elementary Education" (3 credit hours)

S591 "Research Project in Secondary Education" (3 credit hours)

Undergraduate Courses Taught at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

EDPS 364 "Practicum in Assessment Procedures" (3 credit hours)

EDPS 260 (Guest Lecture) "Introduction to Special Education" What is EH?"

EDPS 260 (Guest Lecture) "Introduction to Special Education" Multicultural aspects of special education

EDPS 365 (Guest Lecture) "Strategies for teaching students with emotional handicaps" Theoretical frameworks for understanding emotional and behavioral disorders.

EDPS 365 (Guest Lecture) "Strategies for teaching students with emotional handicaps" Understanding depression in children.

Graduate Courses Taught at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

EDPS 574 "Severely Emotionally Handicapped Individuals: Historical Perspectives, Etiology, and Characteristics" (3 credit hours)

EDPS 575 "Severely Emotionally Handicapped Individuals: Advances in Intervention Strategies and Research" (3 credit hours)

EDPS 591T "Understanding and Accommodating Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD)" (Distance Education - 1 credit)

EDPS 462 (Guest Lecture) "Advanced Strategies for Teaching Individuals with Disabilities (LD, Mild, MH, Mild Disabilities)" Incorporating active response strategies

EDPS 567 (Guest Lecture) "Humanistic Teaching of Exceptional Children" Using relaxation, imagery, and game therapy with students with emotional disabilities.

EDPS 469 (Guest Lecture) "Advanced Methods in Social-Behavioral Change in Special Education" The use of active response strategies to increase student learning and reduce disruptive behavior.

K-12 Teaching - Special & General Education

Teacher Northwest Indiana Special Education Cooperative, Crown Point, IN Itinerant teacher-emotional handicaps 
Consultant to general education, Diagnostician

Teaching Intern SED Teacher Training Grant Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN Academic and social skills instructor of students with AD/HD

Practicum Teacher Lafayette School Corporation , IN, Indianapolis Public Schools, IN  EH Self-contained — Junior High, Elementary

Substitute Teacher Valparaiso Community Schools and Duneland School Corporation  Secondary and Special Education

Assistant Teacher Hayes-Leonard Elementary, Valparaiso, IN  L.D. Resource

Teacher Saint Paul School, Valparaiso, IN Physical Education, K-8                                


SERVICE

Committee Responsibilities at Indiana University Northwest
School of Education                                         

Faculty Member (1998-present)

Education Cabinet/Accreditation Coordinating Committee, Member, 2002 - 

School of Education Assessment Committee, Chair, 2003, Member 1998- 

Advanced Program Committee, Chair, 2004 – 

Coordinator of Special Education Programs – 2004 -

Teacher Education Advisory Committee (TEAC), Member, 2002 -

Search and Screen Committee – Special Educator, Chair, 2002-2003, Member, 2003-2004, Chair, 2004-2005

Search and Screen Committee - Math Educator, Chair, 2002

Search and Screen Committee - Director of Student Teaching and Field , Chair, 2002

Search and Screen Committee - Social Studies Educator, Member, 1998-99

Admissions and Reinstatement Committee, Member, 1999, Chair 2000 -

Special Education Ad Hoc Committee, Chair, 2002 – 

Field Revision Ad Hoc Committee, Chair, 2002 - 2003

Faculty Development Expense Fund Committee, Chair, 2001 – 2003, Member, 2000 - 2001

Field Experience Advisory Committee (FEAC), Member, 2002 - 

Convocation Committee, Chair, 2002 –2003, 2005

Indiana University Northwest 

Global Leadership Group, 2006

Assessment Committee, Member, 2003-2004, 2004-2005

Academic Ceremonies Committee, Member, 2002-2003

Trustee’s Day Teaching Award Committee, Member, 2002-2003

Calendar Committee, Member, 2002-2003

Human & Animal Experiments Committee, Member, 2000-2001

Vision Steering Committee, Member, 1999-2000

Executive Committee, Faculty Organization, Member, 1999-2000

Library Committee, Member, 1998-2000

Technology Fee Committee Member, 1998- 1999


Indiana University 

Education Council, Member, 2003- 2004

Other Leadership Roles

The Gary Reading Council, Building Representative, 2005

American Evaluation Association, Special Need Topical Interest Group, Co-Chair, 2005

Lake County Summit on Special Education, Planning Committee Member, 2003 -

Advisory Board of Project TEAM (Transformative Education Achievement Model) (2001- present)

Indiana Professional Standards Board Licensure Evaluation

Purdue University Department of Educational Studies Resources Committee Member

Purdue University School of Education Joint Task Force on Foundations and Research  Requirements - "Graduate Orientation" course development

Graduate Organization of Educational Studies (GO-EDS) President (1993-94), Executive Committee (1994-95)

Community Presentations and Workshops