In the first few lessons, I get the know the student and what he or she is interested in. I can administer a battery of standardized assessments to help identify academic strengths and weaknesses. Then, I craft a plan designed to get the student from where they are to where they need to be using researched-based, hands-on strategies. Whenever possible, I use the student's interests and strengths to motivate and encourage as we work on academic skills which need to be improved.
I have helped hundreds of struggling readers for more than 15 years. My masters is in reading. In Texas and Colorado, I hold valid teaching certificates in elementary and reading. In addition, I have taught students reading at the secondary and collegiate levels.
Kathy Jones, Ed.D.
Lakewood, CO (concealed information) (concealed information) linkedin.com/kathy-jones-ed-d-20b41120
Experienced reading specialist.
I would like to be able to help struggling readers reach their full academic potential.
EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS
WALDEN UNIVERSITY — Minneapolis, MN
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) – Administration, 2010, GPA: 4.0
Dissertation: “The Relationship Between Oral Reading Fluency and Reading Proficiency”
ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY — Abilene, TX
Master of Education – Reading Specialist
Colorado Teaching Certificates – Elementary Education (K-6); Reading Specialist (K-12)
Texas Teaching Certificates – Master Reading Teacher (EC-12); English as a Second Language (EC-12)
Reading Specialist (PK-12); Elementary Reading and Elementary Self Contained (1-8);
Generic Special Education (PK-12)
AFFILIATE PROFESSOR, COLLEGE OF EDUCATION COLORADO CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY, Lakewood, CO
(2016 – present)
Delivered strong commitment teaching adult students in online, hybrid, and face-to-face undergraduate and graduate courses including Interventions for Emotional and Behavioral Needs, K-12 Reading Instruction, Interventions for Developing Readers, Curriculum in Social Studies and Creative Arts and supervision of field students. Contributed to the success of future teachers while providing motivation and delivering best practices for each student in a collaborative environment.
Contribute to student success and development in areas of comprehension and critical thinking.
Developed curriculum for RDG 546: Interventions for Developing Readers.
PROFESSOR ODESSA COLLEGE, Odessa, TX (2011 – Present)
Executed strategic leadership delivering various lower and upper division courses that meet the needs of the Department of Education. Taught and wrote curriculum for Introduction to the Teaching Profession and Introduction to Special Populations while serving as Department Chair. Taught Teacher Education, Integrated Reading and Writing, Child Development, and Developmental Integrated Reading and Writing. In Fall 2014, began supervising Teacher Education, Child Development, Adult Education and Literacy, and Developmental Education. Mentoring new faculty and department chairs and wrote the curriculum for and taught Principles of Instructional Design: AVID Strategy.
Developed the first Integrated Reading and Writing class in the Fall of 2013.
Collaborated on the development of the teaching certificate program for faculty to teach online courses.
Chair of Education Department, chair of the Holistic Advising Committee, and member of Aspen Committee.
Honored by being presented a distinguished service award at Odessa College in May 2016.
PACER LINDAMOOD-BELL LEARNING PROCESSES, Englewood, CO (March 2018 to present)
Tutored students one-on-one in reading, verbalizing, and math. Served as hiring liaison, trained new clinicians, mentored, assessed and administered standardized assessments. Assessed clients and designed lessons to address their academic needs.
NATIONAL PRESENTER CENTER FOR TEACHER EFFECTIVENESS, Hayden Lake, ID (2016 – 2018)
Served as liaison between the community and educational institutions by presenting innovative Time to Teach workshops for classroom management and student engagement. Partner with faculty members and additional academic leadership to facilitate collaboration on developing exceptional educational programs.
Presented full-day classroom management seminar in Kermit, TX, August 2016; Odessa, TX, October 2017 and Pueblo, CO, March 2018
Presented “Take Advantage of Students’ Culture and Actively Engage Them in Learning” and “Teachers Can Make a Difference!” at Educating Children of Color, Colorado Springs, CO, January 2018.
Presented meaningful discussions covering the topic, “Warning, Warnings Warnings…How Many is Enough?” at the Colorado Association for the Education of Young Children.
Developed and delivered “Put the Teach Back into Teaching” for TexTESOL and CoTESOL conferences.
DISTRICT DYSLEXIA TEACHER MONAHANS-WICKETT-PYOTE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, Monahans, TX (2009 – 2011)
Designed and developed processes for monitoring and resolving the needs of dyslexic students. Partnered with teachers, principals, and district administrators while providing dyslexia therapy for students in grades 1 to 6. Trained teachers and aides in best practices and protocol to effectively address student needs.
Identified 504 students and devised a successful plan to address educational needs.
Analyzed data from students’ standardized assessments to group students for intervention.
Second Grade Teacher – Tatom Elementary, Monahans-Wickett-Pyote Independent School District, Monahans,
TX, 2008 – 2009
Reading and 504/Dyslexia Coordinator – Ector County Independent School District, Odessa, TX, 2005 – 2007
Seventh- and Eighth-Grade Reading Teacher – Ector County Independent School District, Odessa, TX, 2000 - 2005
Jones, K. (2016, January). Integrated Reading and Writing Successes. NADE Reading SPIN Newsletter.
Jones, K. (2011, September/October). ABCs of Bible Study. Christian Woman, pp. 16-19.
Jones, K. (2010). The Relationship Between Oral Reading Fluency and Reading Proficiency. (Doctoral dissertation). Walden University.
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