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«Lecturer in Education Co-Director of Learning and Design M.Ed Program Department of Teaching and Learning Peabody College, Vanderbilt University PMB ...»

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KRISTEN WEEKS NEAL, Ph.D.

Lecturer in Education

Co-Director of Learning and Design M.Ed Program

Department of Teaching and Learning

Peabody College, Vanderbilt University

PMB 230, 230 Appleton Place

Nashville, TN 37203-5721

kristen.neal@vanderbilt.edu

EDUCATION

1999 Ph.D., VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY Nashville, Tennessee

Curriculum and Instructional Leadership

1990 M.Ed., VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY Nashville, Tennessee Major: Elementary Education K-8 Teacher Certification, Georgia and Tennessee 1989 B.A., MIAMI UNIVERSITY Oxford, Ohio Major: Psychology

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2010- Present Lecturer, Co-Director of Learning and Design M.Ed Program (Co-Director named in 2015-Present), Vanderbilt University, Department of Teaching and Learning, Nashville, TN. Interests include design of responsive curricula and community engagement with schools. Main responsibilities include co-directing the Learning and Design Master’s Program and teaching Principles of Curriculum Design (EDUC 6080) and Parent, School and Community (EDUC 6050). Direct the Capstone experience for nonlicensure master’s students including supervising doctoral students who serve as mentors in the Capstone Seminar (EDUC 7992). In addition, teach Curriculum Design in the Independent School Leadership Master’s Program.

2009-2010 Assistant Adjunct Professor, Vanderbilt University, Peabody College, Department of Teaching and Learning, Nashville, TN. Taught courses on Principles of Curriculum Development (EDUC 3620) and Teaching as a Social Practice (EDUC 3040).

2003-2010 President, Neal Education Consulting, Nashville, TN. Consult with various universities and agencies in the areas of teacher professional development, curriculum, and inquirybased science education. Clients include: Center of Excellence in Learning Sciences at Tennessee State University, National Education Association, and Modern Red SchoolHouse.

2004-2008 Senior Advisor to Product Development, Modern Red SchoolHouse, Nashville, TN.

Advise on the course of professional development curriculum. Areas include: teacher professional development, inquiry-based science, and school leadership. Specific roles include working with outside consultants on all phases of development process; direct development teams including role as lead developer and writer; and collaborate on various projects for the organization including benchmarks and proposal writing. Attend to budgets and personnel management.

1999-2003 Director of Professional Development, Center of Excellence in Learning Sciences, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN. Design/implement/evaluate professional development for schools in the areas of science (includes: assessment, curriculum, standards, and leadership); devise and conduct research on relationship between professional development and student achievement, and obtain outside funding to support project goals of a 7 year NSF grant to improve science education for K-6 students and the Academic Achievement and Teacher Development in Science (AATDS) IERI research initiative.

1998-1999 Instructor of Teaching Language Arts in the Elementary School (EDUC 2170) Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. Taught course on language arts in the elementary school. Course focused on teaching oral language and writing processes with diverse populations of students.

1996-1998 Research Assistant for Vanderbilt Teachers-in-Residence Program, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.

1995-1997 Research Assistant for Classroom Organization and Management Program (COMP), Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.

1990-1995 Elementary School Teaching Experiences Gra Mar Elementary, Nashville, TN, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (1990).

Taught kindergarten in public school serving economically diverse community.

A. L. Burruss Elementary School, Marietta City Schools, Georgia (1990-1995). Taught fourth grade in economically diverse community. In this National Blue Ribbon School, participated in development of site-based management, focusing reform strategies on improved student learning, and using action research to focus reform efforts under the direction of the League of Professional Schools and Dr. Carl Glickman, University of Georgia. Conducted site visits to other League schools to evaluate the impact of reforms on student achievement.

The American School, Tegucigalpa, Honduras (Summer 1993). Taught multiage classroom and directed the summer school program. School experiences were bilingual in Spanish and English.

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Weeks Neal, K. (April 2008). International Baccalaureate: Making the case from the cognitive sciences. Published by Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools on website/Advanced Academics.

(www.mnps.org). Nashville, TN: Metro Nashville Public Schools.

Kilgore, S. & Weeks Neal, K. (2007). Seven critical actions. Nashville, TN: Modern Red SchoolHouse.

Evertson, C. M., Weeks Neal, K. (2006). Looking into learning centered classrooms:

Implications for classroom management. Washington DC: National Education Association.

Gary, T., & Weeks Neal, K. (2000). At the heart of science reform: Strengthening teachers’ physical science content knowledge. Published





Abstract

by the Tennessee Academy of Science, Nashville, TN.

Weeks Neal, K. (1999). Exploring the space in teacher community: An ethnographic study of a first grade team. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Nashville, TN.

Weeks Neal, K. (1999, April). Shifting to student-centered classrooms: The role of peers in supporting teacher learning. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Canada.

Weeks, K. W., Talwalkar, S. B., & Evertson, C. M. (1997, April). The orchestration of complex learning environments: A case analysis. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Evertson, C. M., Weeks, K. W., & Randolph, C. H. (1996). Creating learning-centered classrooms: Implications for classroom management. Commissioned paper published by the Office of Educational Research and Improvement, U. S. Department of Education.

Weeks, K. W., & King, J. (1994). The evolution of shared governance at A. L. Burruss Elementary School. In L. Hansen & L. Allen (Eds.), Lessons from the League: Improving schools

through shared governance and action research (pp. 37-45) (Monograph No. 3). Athens, GA:

University of Georgia, Program for School Improvement.

SELECT PRESENTATIONS • National Weeks Neal, K., & Lee, J. (March 2002). Lessons learned: Study groups as professional development models. National Science Teachers Association, San Diego, CA.

Weeks Neal, K., & Ivanov, C. (March 2002). Lesson learned: Developing school leadership.

National Science Teachers Association, San Diego, CA.

Weeks Neal, K., & Lee, J. (March 2001). Study groups as a vehicle for teacher learning about science content, pedagogy, and assessment. National Science Teachers Association, St. Louis, MO.

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Weeks Neal, K. (April, 1999). Shifting to student-centered classrooms: The role of peers in supporting teacher learning. Annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Canada.

SELECT PRESENTATIONS • Regional Neal, K. W. (September 2014). Common Core: The politics of enactment. Presentation to the Humphrey Fellows, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.

Neal, K. W, & Veenstra-VanderWeele, R. (November 2013). How do you know your team is ready? Presentation to the Metro Nashville Public School Parent Engagement Summit, Nashville, TN.

Neal, K. W. (October 2013). Common Core and the politics of the emerging curriculum.

Presentation to the Humphrey Fellows, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.

Neal, K. W. (September 2012). Common Core and the emerging curriculum. Presentation to the Humphrey Fellows, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.

Neal, K. W. (September 2011). The common core: A conversation about US standards and curriculum. Presentation to the Humphrey Fellows, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.

Neal, K. W. (July 2007). Seven critical actions: Effective instruction for the classroom.

Presentation to the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools New Teacher Induction Program.

Neal, K. W. (March 2007). Seven critical actions! How students learn. Guest lecturer in Social Organization and Schooling, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.

(Weeks) Neal, K., & Lee, J. L. (October 2002). State and national standards: What does that have to do with curriculum? Wilson County Middle School Inservice, Lebanon, TN.

(Weeks) Neal, K., & Nugent, S. (August 2002). Connecting the science curriculum with state and national standards. Nannie Berry Elementary, Hendersonville, TN.

(Weeks) Neal, K., & Lee, J.L. (June 2002). TCAP: Myths and truths. NSF-LSC School Facilitators Leadership Conference, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN.

(Weeks) Neal, K., & Nugent, S. (June 2002). Connecting the science curriculum with state standards. NSF-LSC School Facilitators Leadership Conference. Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN.

(Weeks )Neal, K., Gribble, L., & Cox, L. (February 2002). Curriculum building in math and science through standards-based instruction. Metropolitan Nashville Schools Inservice, Nashville, TN.

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Gary, T., & (Weeks) Neal, K. (November, 2000). At the heart of science reform:

Strengthening teachers’ physical science content knowledge. Annual Conference of the Tennessee Academy of Science, Belmont University, Nashville, TN.

(Weeks) Neal, K. (February, 2000). Among the many questions about the TERRA NOVA:

Using your classroom data to guide instruction. First annual Williamson County Elementary School Conference, Nashville, TN.

(Weeks) Neal, K. (November, 1999). Developing and sustaining teacher communities: Caring as central in teachers’ negotiation of reading instruction and curriculum implementation. Annual conference of the Mid South Educational Research Association, Point Clear, AL.

(Weeks) Neal, K., & Etter, R. (August, 1999). What is inquiry? Presentation to the King’s Lane Design Center for Inquiry, Nashville, TN.

(Weeks) Neal, K. (May, 1999). Collaboration and community in teachers’ work. Guest lecturer in Research on Teaching and Teacher Education, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.

(Weeks) Neal, K. (November, 1998). Action research: Design, trends, and issues. Guest lecturer in Research Methods, Trevecca University, Nashville, TN.

GRANT AND EDITORIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Project Director, Improving Teacher Quality Grant (2002). Directed Standards-based teaching in middle school science, an initiative to strengthen middle school science teachers’ understanding of standards and application to classroom practice ($63,382 awarded).

Project Director, Eisenhower Professional Development Grant (2001). Directed Foundations of Physical Science Institute, a summer institute to increase K-3 teachers’ physical science content knowledge ($33, 180 awarded).

Project Director, Eisenhower Professional Development Grant (2000). Directed Foundations of Physical Science Institute, a summer institute to increase K-3 teachers’ physical science content knowledge ($27,000 awarded).

AERA Proposal Reviewer (2001). Reviewed proposals for the AERA 2002 Annual Meeting for Division of Teacher Education, New Orleans, LA.

AERA Proposal Reviewer (1999). Reviewed proposals for the AERA 2000 Annual Meeting for Division of Learning and Instruction, Science Section, New Orleans, LA.

SERVICE RESPONSIBILITIES

2015-Present Parent Advisory Council (PAC) representative for John Trotwood Moore Middle Prep to Hillsboro High School Cluster PAC committee. Identify and develop improvement plans for Hillsboro High School cluster in Metro Nashville Public Schools.

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2014-Present Encore Gifted and Talented Program, Parent Advisory Board. Member of board that provides input for gifted and talented services in Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools.

2014- Present Project Based Learning Expo (grades 5-12), Served as reviewer for first annual event and following year in Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools.

2014 (February) Nashville Public Television American Graduate Town Hall Community Broadcast, Served as expert on parent and community engagement with schools project, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2bakAA3upg&feature=youtu.be 2013-Present Academic Support Committee for JT Moore Middle School. Serve as chair of the committee that focuses on academic engagement and achievement in this public school in Metro Nashville.

2013-2014 TIP (Teachers Involving Parents) Trainer for Martha O’Bryan Early Learning Center serving Cayce Community. Facilitated professional development for teachers to further engage families in underserved populations.

2013-Present Girls on the Run Advisory Board. Serve as an advisor to the Nashville Chapter of Girls on the Run.

2009-2015 Appointed member of the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools Student Assignment Task Force. Represent the Hillsboro High School cluster in the role of monitoring all aspects of the student assignment plan including enrollment trends, financial resources, choice options, demographics and programs.

2009-2011 Representative to the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools Parent Advisory Council (PAC). PAC meets monthly with community representatives, superintendent, and cabinet members to collaborate on challenges in the district. PAC is an official organization of the district.

2007-2010 Representative for Percy Priest Elementary to the Hillsboro High School Cluster.

School representatives, principals and school board member meet monthly to enhance communication and vertical articulation among the schools in the Hillsboro High School cluster. Information is then taken to the Parent Advisory Council (PAC) to inform decisions of leadership of Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools.

2007-2010 Member of Percy Priest Elementary Leadership Team. Role included development and oversight of the School Improvement Process required by the state of Tennessee.



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