Ms. Christi Pace - Augusta State University

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					                                             Christi L. Pace

                              stmaryslit@hotmail.com or cpace@aug.edu


 Objective

 To pursue a teaching position in the Department of Teacher Education at Augusta State University
 while pursuing my doctoral degree in Teaching and Learning

 Education

 Ed. S., Educational Leadership, Cambridge College, 2006
 Concentration: Educational Leadership: Curriculum and Instruction
 Thesis: Narrowing the Instructional Gap: Application of the 6+1 Traits of Effective Writing
          (with Companion Guide / 300 Hour Practicum Experience)

 M.S., Secondary and Higher Education, Texas A&M University- Commerce, 1997
 Concentrations: Curriculum and Instruction/ Supervision
 Thesis: The Relative Effects of Prompt VS. Delayed Feedback in Students’ Test Performance
         (Designed and Researched but not carried out)

 B.S., Secondary and Higher Education, East Texas State University, 1988
 Concentrations: English, Secondary Education, grades 6-12, Psychology
 Honors Thesis: A Comparison of Attitudes Toward Alcohol and Drugs Among Males and
                Females in Grades 5- 12

Skills and Qualifications

    Undergraduate and graduate level university teaching experience
    20 + years professional teaching experience, grades 6-9 and 11
    Georgia T-6 Teaching Certificate, English, grades 6- 12
    Texas Lifetime Teaching Certificate, Language Arts, grades 6- 12 design

 Teaching Experience

 Temporary, Full-time Instructor, Augusta State University,
 Department of Teacher Education, Augusta, GA, Aug. 2009- present
               Courses taught:
               Undergraduate: Early Childhood Classroom Management; Secondary English
                                Pedagogy; Middle Grades Language Arts Pedagogy; Integrated
                                Reading to Learn
                     Graduate: Writing Across the Curriculum; Advanced Topics in English
                                Education
                 Supervise and observe teacher education lab students
                 Supervise and observe apprentice teachers
                 Assess apprentice e-portfolios
                 Assist with assessment of graduate students’ e-portfolios
                 Recently assigned to serve on committee for Inquiry Into MAT Writing Skills
                    course
                 Work collaboratively with Professional Development School building coordinators
                    and master teachers
Adjunct Instructor, Augusta State University,
Department of Teacher Education, Augusta, GA, Jan. 2009- July 2009
                Courses taught: Undergraduate: Secondary English Pedagogy
                                Graduate: Writing Across the Curriculum
                                            Advanced Topics in English Education


Educational Consultant, Northwest Regional Educational Laboratories,
Jan. 2006- August 2009
               Design and deliver 1, 2, and 3 day writing intensive workshops to public and
                  private school districts
               Maintain written and verbal contact with clients
               Provide follow-up support as necessary


Classroom Teacher, St. Mary on the Hill Catholic School,
Augusta, GA 1994- May 2009
              Courses taught: grades 7/8 Language Arts Block- English, Writing, Reading,
                               Vocabulary; Religion

                  Actively involved in updating middle school language arts curriculum for the
                   Diocese of Savannah
                  Participated in self-study accreditation committees (Learning and Curriculum
                   sections),
                  Responsible for K-8 implementation of 6+1 Traits of Effective Writing, to include
                   preparing/presenting staff development
                  Site level implementation of K-8, 6- Trait approach to teaching/ assessing
                   writing
                  New teacher mentor, 2003- 2009
                  Academic team coach- district winners past 3 years, state finalist in 2006
                  Literary magazine sponsor for 2 years
                  Technology savvy- uses interactive Promethean white board to enhance
                   instruction

ESL Teacher, Richard Milburn High School; Seoul, South Korea, 1992
              Course taught: English as a Second Language

                  Develop course material for teaching English to Korean soldiers
                  Teach English to Korean soldiers

Classroom Teacher, Copperas Cove High School, Copperas Cove I.S.D.,
Copperas Cove, TX, Jan. 1991- May 1991
              Courses taught: 9th and 11th grade remedial and college prep English, Writing, and
                               Literature
              Completed training in Writing Across the Curriculum, Central Texas Writing
                  Project, Baylor University
             

Classroom Teacher, Harker Heights Middle School, Killeen I.S.D.,
Killeen, TX, 1991- 1992
           Courses taught: 6th grade English
                 Completed training in Effective Schools, Assertive Discipline, and Writing as
                    a Process- Write, Teach, and Share
                    Participated on district-wide curriculum committee to update grade 6 English
                     curriculum


Classroom Teacher, Crandall Intermediate School, Crandall I.S.D.,
Crandall, TX, 1988- 1991
                Course taught: 6th grade Language Arts Block- English Writing, Reading, Vocabulary

                    Completed training in the E.C.R.I. Reading program, cooperative learning,
                     mastery learning, and Power Writing
                     Participated in an inclusion, interdisciplinary approach to teaching
                     gifted/talented language arts


Research Interests

   The effects of multiple forms of feedback on improving/ hindering writing instruction
   The impact on improving ELL students’ ability to learn English by concurrently teaching writing
    skills with oral language skills
   The effects of teachers’ negative comments on students’ writing self-efficacy

Committees

   Science Endorsement Committee, Department of Teacher Education, 2010
   MAT Policies Committee, Department of Teacher Education, 2010

Presentations

    Pre-Writing Strategies for Kindergarten Students, presented June 11, 2010, Augusta State
    University Grant on Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes, Augusta, GA
   Behind the Scenes: Balancing the Challenges of Writing Instruction, presented March 20, 2010,
    Augusta State University ISL Conference, Augusta, GA
   Writing Beyond the Basics with Trait Based Writing, presented Feb. 11, 2010, Diocese of
    Savannah Annual Staff Development Institute, Columbus, GA
   MAT seminar on Middle Grades Classroom Management, to present Feb. 2010, Augusta State
    University, Augusta, GA
   Conference proposal accepted for Georgia International Reading Association, Feb. 2010,
    Atlanta, GA
   MAT Seminar on Middle Grades Classroom Management, Oct. 2009, Augusta State University,
    Augusta, GA
   MAT Seminar on Middle Grades Classroom Management, Oct. 2009, Augusta State University,
    Augusta, GA
   Introduction to Trait-Based Writing, Feb. 2009, Diocese of Savannah Annual Staff Development
    Institute, Augusta, GA
   Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory’s Introduction to the Traits, Grades 4-8, Jan. 2009,
    Douglasville, GA
   Trait-based Writing presentation, Oct. 2008, Augusta State University Writing Endorsement
    Course under Cindy Beatty
   Introduction to Trait-Based Writing, Feb. 2006, Diocese of Savannah Annual Staff Development
    Institute, Augusta, GA
   Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory’s 6+1 Trait Non-Fiction Writing, Sept. 2006,
    Bismarck, North Dakota
   Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory’s 6+1 Trait Writing Assessment: Introduction, Oct.
    2006, Macon, GA
      Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory’s 6+1 Trait Non-Fiction Writing, Nov. 2006,
       Bismarck, North Dakota
      Reading/writing/speaking classroom strategies to graduate students pursuing Reading
       Endorsement, 2006, Columbia County, GA
      Series of four 6-Trait Writing Staff Developments, school year 2005- 2006, St. Mary on the Hill
       Catholic School, Augusta, GA
      Series of three 6-Trait Writing Staff Developments, 2002, St. Mary on the Hill Catholic School,
       Augusta, GA

 Professional Organizations

 Member, Professional Association of Georgia Educators
 Member, Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development
 Member, National Council of Teachers of English
 Member, Alpha Chi National Honor Society
 Member, who’s Who Among America’s Classroom Teachers

Community Involvement

      Volunteered to assist with Evans High School evaluation of senior projects, March 2010
      Collaborated with St. Mary on the Hill Catholic School to incorporate collection of school
       supplies for students in Ecuador ( as part of the ASU Study Abroad trip developed by Dr. Beth
       Pendergraft and Prof. Cindy Beatty) as a student service project, Aug. 2009- Feb. 2010
      Partnered with Target to secure school supply donations for students in Ecuador (as part of the
       ASU Study Abroad trip developed by Dr. Beth Pendergraft and Prof. Cindy Beatty), Oct. 2009
      Assist with Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) local Academic Team
       competition, Jan. 2009 and 2010
      Participate in Annual “It’s Spooky to Be Hungry” campaign, Oct. 2008 and 2009

 References

    Dr. Judi Wilson
    Chair, Department of Teacher Education
    Augusta State University
    2500 Walton Way
    Augusta, GA 30904
    (706) 667- 4368
    jwilso24@aug.edu

    Cindy Beatty
    Assistant Professor, Department of Teacher Education
    Augusta State University
    2500 Walton Way
    Augusta, GA 30904
    (706) 729- 2495
    cbeatty@aug.edu

     Carey Anne Cushman
     Assistant Professor, Department of Teacher Education
     Augusta State University
     2500 Walton Way
     Augusta, GA 30904
     (706) 729- 2496
cacushman@aug.edu


Ginger Sutton, PDS Building Coordinator and Teacher
Stallings Island Middle School
3830 Blackstone Camp Rd.
Martinez, GA 30907
(706) 447- 2106
gsutton@ccboe.net


Keith Darr, Principal
St. Mary on the Hill Catholic School
1220 Walton Way
Augusta, GA 30904
(706) 733- 6193
dkdarr@knology.net

Amy Sasser, Former Student
Blakeney Elementary School
100 Olympic Dr.
Waynesboro, GA 30830
(706) 554- 8075

				
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