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                                                                Amy C. Fineburg
                 5151 Missy Lane • Trussville, Alabama 35173 • (205) 612-6314 • fineburg@hotmail.com

EDUCATION

PhD (in progress)       University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
                        Educational Psychology
                        Expected completion: 2009

MA                      Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama, 2000
                        Educational Administration
                        Class A certificate

BS                      Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama, 1994
                        Magna cum laude
                        Majors: Education, Psychology (highly qualified), and English (highly qualified)
                        Class B certificate

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2003 – present          Spain Park High School, Hoover, Alabama
                        Social Studies Department Chair (2004 – present)
                        Subjects taught: Advanced Placement Psychology, psychology
                        Extracurricular duties/courses: Senior class sponsor, Minority Achievement Council

1995 – 2003             Homewood High School, Homewood, Alabama
                        Subjects taught: Advanced Placement Psychology, psychology, Honors English 9 and 11,
                        English 11 and 12
                        Extracurricular duties/courses: Introduction to Debate, Forensics Team

AWARDS

2007                    Golden Apple Award (Outstanding Alumni Award)
                        Presented by the Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education, Samford University

2007                    Outstanding Alumni Award
                        Presented by the Department of Psychology, Samford University

2006                    Moffett Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence (High Schools)
                        Presented by the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (APA Division 2)
                        Award given to one outstanding high school psychology teacher in the nation annually

2006                    Who’s Who Among American Women

2005                    APA Presidential Citation

2004                    Hoover City Schools Secondary Teacher of the Year

2004                    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/College Board Young Epidemiology Scholars (YES)
                        Curriculum Writing Competition
                        Honorable Mention

2002                    TOPSS Excellence in Teaching Award
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PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Hoover, Alabama, and National Education Associations
Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (TOPSS)
Society for the Teaching of Psychology (APA Division 2)
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
American Psychological Association - Graduate Students (APAGS)
National Council for Social Studies (NCSS)
Social Studies Council of Alabama (SSCA)
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA)
Alabama Conference of Educators (ACoE)
National Forensic League (Coaches’ Degree of Distinction)

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS

2007 – 2009           Psychology PRAXIS II Test Development Committee (Educational Testing Service)

2007 – 2008           Spain Park High School SACS/Blue Ribbon Schools Steering Committee
                      Co-Chair (with Allison Bunn and Paul Carboni): Documenting and Using Results Sub-
                      committee

2006 – present        Spain Park High School Minority Achievement Council Faculty Advisor Committee
                      Committee Founder and Co-Chair (with Helena Robinson)

2005 – present        APA Workgroup on Revising the National Standards for High School Psychology
                      Curricula
                      Chair (2007 – 2010)

2005 – present        Samford University Undergraduate Teacher Education Advisory Committee

2001 – present        Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (TOPSS) Executive Board
                      Board of Educational Affairs Liaison (2006 – 2007)
                      Chair (2004 – 2006)
                      Member-at-Large (2001 – 2003)

2003 – present        Spain Park High School Graduation Committee
                      Chair

2003 – present        Spain Park High School Technology Committee
                      Social Studies Department Representative

2000 – present        AP Psychology Exam Reader
                      Table Leader (2005 – present)

2004 – 2006           APA Workgroup on the Credentialing of High School Psychology Teachers

2004, 2006            National Council for Social Studies National Convention Planning Committee
                      High School Social Sciences Representative

2001                  Homewood City Schools Strategic Planning Committee Subcommittee on
                      Communications

2000 – 2006           Positive Psychology Teaching Task Force
                      Co-Chair
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1999 – 2000      Homewood High School SACS School Renewal Committee on Analyzing Instructional
                 and Organizational Effectiveness
                 Chair

1998 – 2003      Homewood High School Graduation Committee
                 Chair

1998 – 2003      Homewood City Schools Mentor Teacher

1998 – 2000      Homewood High School Scholarship Committee

CONFERENCE & WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS

2008             National Conference on Undergraduate Education in Psychology, Tacoma, WA
                 Invited Participant

2008             APA Convention, Boston, MA
                 Session Presenter: The National Standards for High School Psychology Curricula: An
                 Update

2008             National Council for Social Studies, Houston, TX
                 Session Presenter: Social Psychology Activities: Embracing Diversity

2008             Social Studies Council of Alabama, Montgomery, AL
                 Session Presenter: Activities to Teach Psychology

2007             National Council for the Social Studies, San Diego, CA
                 Session Presenter: Myths and Misperceptions in Psychology

2007             Using the National Standards to Promote Excellence in Teaching: An Institute for High
                 School Psychology Teachers on Biopsychology, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
                 Conference Co-Director & Master Teacher

2007             APA Convention, San Francisco, CA
                 Session Presenter (with Charles Spielberger, PhD, Charles Brewer, PhD, Randy Ernst,
                 and Mary Jean Voigt): Celebrating 15 Years of TOPSS
                 Session Presenter (with Jane Halonen, PhD, Pat Puccio, PhD, Bill Hill, PhD, and Nadine
                 Kaslow, PhD): Student Learning Outcomes Across Educational Contexts---Impacts and
                 Predictions

2006             National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, DC
                 Session Presenter (with Randy Ernst): Activities to Teach Learning in Psychology:
                 Pavlov, Skinner, & Bandura – Oh, My!

2006             TOPSS-Georgia State University Workshop for High School Teachers: The Many Faces
                 of Psychology
                 Session Presenter: Using National Standards to Teach High School Psychology

2006             Reaching Out: Best Practices in Teaching Diversity & International Perspectives Across
                 the Psychology Curriculum, Atlanta, GA
                 Session Presenter: Teaching Diversity in High School Psychology Classrooms

2006             Kappa Delta Pi I Teach Conference, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama
                 Session Presenter: The Psychology of Teaching
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2006          National Institute for the Teaching of Psychology (NITOP), St. Petersburg, Florida
              Preconference Workshop Presenter (with Stephen L. Chew, PhD): Beyond Teaching
              Tips: Using Psychology to Teach Introductory Psychology in High School and
              Undergraduate Classrooms

2005          National Council for the Social Studies, Kansas City, Missouri
              Session Presenter: Research: The Heart of Psychology

2004          APA Education Directorate Educational Leadership Conference (ELC), Washington, DC
              Invited Participant

2004          National Council for Social Studies, Baltimore, Maryland
              Session Presenter: Positive Psychology: The Other Side of the Coin
              Session Co-Presenter (with Charlie Blair-Broeker): Activities to Teach Motivation &
              Emotion

2004          Hoover City Schools System-wide Professional Development Day
              Session Presenter: Optimistic Teaching in the Classroom

2003          National Council for Social Studies, Chicago, Illinois
              Session Presenter (with Debra Park): Recommendations for Inquiry-Based Psychology
              Instruction

2003          Taking Off: Best Practices for Teaching Introductory Psychology, Atlanta, Georgia
              Session Presenter: The Science Fair Initiative
              Session Presenter (with Randolph Smith, PhD): Using Standards and Outcomes to Teach
              Introductory Psychology

2003          Wallingford-Swarthmore Positive Psychology Language Arts Curriculum Training
              Workshop Consultant

2003          AP Psychology Reading, Daytona Beach, Florida
              Session Presenter: Teaching Research Methods Using the Science Fair Initiative

2003          Homewood City Schools Professional Development Day
              Session Presenter: Optimism in the Classroom

2003          Southeastern Psychological Association Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana
              Session Presenter: Positive Psychology in the High School Classroom

2002          Kansas Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools Workshop, Sterling, Kansas
              Keynote Speaker: Positive Psychology and the Optimistic Teacher

2002          Measuring Up: Best Practices in Assessment Conference, Atlanta, Georgia
              Poster Presentation: Positive Psychology Portfolios: Assessing Application of the Good
              Life

2000 – 2002   Positive Psychology Summit, Washington, DC
              Poster Presentation: Positive Psychology: A Seven-Day Unit for High Schools (2000)
              Simultaneous Session Presenter: Activities for Teaching Positive Psychology (2001)

2002          Problem-Based Learning Workshop, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama
              Presenter: Using PBL to Teach Grammar in High Schools

2001          Southeastern Conference for the Teaching of Psychology, Atlanta, Georgia
              Poster Presentation: Positive Psychology: A Seven-Day Unit for High Schools
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2000 – present          Alabama Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools Workshop, Samford University,
                        Birmingham, Alabama
                        Conference Co-director
                        Presenter: Activities to Teach Learning (2005)
                        Presenter: The Science Fair Initiative (2004)
                        Presenter: Positive Psychology and the Optimistic Teacher (2002)
                        Presenter: Professional Opportunities in Psychology (2000)
                        Presenter: Using National Standards to Teaching High School Psychology (2000)

1999                    National Science Foundation Summer Institute, Northern Kentucky University,
                        Highland Heights, Kentucky
                        Small Group Experimental Project Leader

GRANTS RECEIVED

2005                    Alabama State Department of Education ACCESS Grant for Spain Park High School
                        Lead Author
                        $80,000 for the installation of technological equipment to facilitate distance learning
                        given by Spain Park High School faculty and staff to underserved schools across
                        Alabama

2004                    Spain Park Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) Grant
                        $500 for the purchase of display board for Social Studies Department hallway

2002, 2005              American Psychological Association Block Grant
                        $1000 grant to coordinate a state-wide workshop for teachers of high school psychology
                        in Alabama.

2002                    VIA Strengths and Virtues Grant
                        $10,000 grant to study the impact of optimism training for teachers on student
                        achievement.

1999                    Homewood City Schools Foundation Grant
                        $500 grant to send Homewood students to a district forensics tournament to
                        qualify for competition in the National Forensic League National Tournament.

PUBLICATIONS

       Ernst, R.M., & Fineburg, A.C. (April, 2003). Thinking about positive psychology. E-xcellence in
Teaching Psychology essay series. PSYCHTEACHER listserv.

       Fineburg, A. C. (in preparation). Teacher’s edition to accompany Thinking About Psychology by Blair-
Broeker and Ernst. (2nd ed.) New York: Worth.

        Fineburg, A. C. (in preparation). Instructor’s resources to accompany Thinking About Psychology by
Blair-Broeker and Ernst. (2nd ed). New York: Worth.

      Fineburg, A.C. (Ed.) (in preparation). Emotion: A five-day unit plan for high school teachers.
Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

      Fineburg, A.C. (Ed.) (in preparation). Motivation: A five-day unit plan for high school teachers.
Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

        Fineburg, A.C. (2006). The joys and fears of teaching high school psychology. In Buskist, W., & Beins,
B. (Eds). Teaching in autobiography: Perspectives from exemplary psychology teachers, Volume 2. Society for
the Teaching of Psychology.
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        Fineburg, A.C. (Spring, 2005). What I will do for my summer vacation. Psychology Teacher Network
newsletter. American Psychological Association.

        Fineburg, A.C. (January 9, 2005). No teacher left behind: A review of Costigan and Crucco’s Learning to
teach in the age of accountability. PsycCritiques. American Psychological Association.

       Fineburg, A.C. (2004). Introducing positive psychology to the introductory psychology student. In Linley,
A. & Joseph, S. Positive psychology in practice. New Jersey: Wiley & Sons.

        Fineburg, A. C. (2003). “Rubrics and writing: Demystifying essays in AP psychology.” Princeton, New
Jersey: The College Board. Published online at AP Central:
http://www.apcentral.collegeboard.com/members/article/1,3046,151-165-0-26832,00.html

        Fineburg, A. C. (2003). “How much detail is enough?: An example from the 2002 AP psychology exam.”
Princeton, New Jersey: The College Board. Published online at AP Central:
http://www.apcentral.collegeboard.com/members/article/1,3046,151-165-0-26682,00.html

       Fineburg, A. C. (2003) Positive psychology: A seven-day unit for high school teachers. Washington, DC:
American Psychological Association.

        Fineburg, A. C. (2003). Teacher’s guide for AP Psychology. Princeton, New Jersey: The College Board.

        Fineburg, A. C. (Sept/Oct. 2000). “Review of Activities Handbook for the Teaching of Psychology, vol.
4.” Psychology Teacher Network. Washington: American Psychological Association.

       Smith, R., & Fineburg, A.C. (2005). Using standards and outcomes to teach introductory psychology. In
Dunn, D., & Chew, S.L. (eds). Best practices in teaching introductory psychology. New Jersey: Erlbaum.

       Weseley, A., Fineburg, A.C., Chew, S.L., Daniel, J., Park, D., & Smith, R.A. (2004). Conducting
psychological research for science fairs: A teacher’s resource guide. Washington, DC: American Psychological
Association.

				
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