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Deborah Brown

Deborah Brown

Clinical Assistant Professor

College of Education and Health Professions

(CIED)-Curriculum & Instruction

Phone: 479-575-5476

Fax: (479) 575-6676

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Dr. Brown graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. She has 20 years' experience in elementary education and elementary school administration.

  • Classroom pedagogy
  • Elementary teacher education preparation programs
  • Second language acquisition beliefs and attitudes
  • Teacher Education
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
  • 2002    Ed. D. Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Dissertation: Impact of Pedagogy Informed by Constructivism: Examination of Student Achievement as Measured by Missouri Assessment Program (MAP)

  • 1993    M.A., Elementary Education, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, M

            Emphasis: Early Childhood Education

  • 1989    B.S., Elementary Education, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO

Presentations

  • Casey, E.M. & Brown, D. (2014, November). Using art infused curriculum in early childhood social studies methods courses to be a reflective change agent. Paper presented at the National Association of Early Childhood Educators (NAECTE) annual convention, Dallas, TX.
  • Casey, E. M., & Brown, D. (2012, November). “I’ve been teaching in Belize, What did I learn?” – An analysis of early childhood pre-service teachers’ journal entries and experiences during a community service project in Belize. Poster presentation at the National Association of Early Childhood Educators (NAECTE) annual convention, Atlanta, GA

2011 – present

Clinical Instructor, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Arkansas, Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program in Early Childhood Education. Graduate courses in Classroom Management Concepts, Curriculum Design, Childhood Seminar, and supervision of preservice early childhood education candidates during their one-year internship.

2011 – present

Clinical Instructor, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Arkansas, Childhood Education (CHED) Program. Undergraduate courses in Language Development for Educators

2010

Adjunct Professor, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Arkansas, Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program, and Childhood Education (CHED) Program. Graduate courses in Classroom Management Concepts, Curriculum Design, and Literacy Assessment.  Undergraduate courses in Teaching a Second Language.

2006 - 2010

Assistant Principal, Turnbow Elementary School, Springdale, AR. Interviewing and submitting recommendations for hiring teaching staff for newly established school, International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) Primary Years Program coordinator, English as second language liaison, special education liaison, standardized assessment school coordinator and member of district assessment team.

2004– 2006

Assistant Principal, Mary Francis George Junior High School, Springdale, AR. Interviewing and submitting recommendations for hiring teaching staff for newly established school, English as second language liaison, special education liaison, standardized assessment school coordinator.

2002 - 2004

Principal, Lilbourn Elementary School, Lilbourn, MO.  All administrative duties for approximately four hundred students, kindergarten through grade five with fifty teaching and support staff members, including instructional leadership, interviewing, and evaluation of all staff members.

2000– 2002

Assistant Principal, New Madrid County R1 Middle School, Lilbourn, MO. Shared administrative duties with one other administrator for approximately three hundred fifty students, grades six through eight with forty-five teaching and support staff members, including instructional leadership, interviewing and evaluation of staff members.

 1993 – 2000

Teacher, New Madrid County R1 School District, Lilbourn, MO.  Taught grade two for four years then grade six for two years.

1991 – 1993

Teacher, Portageville School District, Portageville, MO.  Established, taught, and wrote curriculum for early childhood program based on constructivism for thirty students.

1989 – 1991

Teacher, Saint Eustachius Catholic School, Portageville, MO. Teacher for grade four in all subject areas with additional teaching duties in grades two, six, and eight.

2012   

Wally Cordes Commitment to Teaching Award, University of Arkansas

2004   

Administrator of the Year Finalist, New Madrid County R1 Schools, New Madrid, MO