30 years - experience working in a variety of roles both as a teacher and administrator. 20 years - experience working in the ESL/Bilingual Program of Portland Public Schools. Teaching to both high school and elementary students. Assistant supervision and trainer and supervision of bilingual paraprofessionals and ESL teachers. Development of curriculum for ESL and EFL programs.
In 1991 - won a Title VII Fellowship and earned a doctorate from the University of the Pacific in Curriculum and Instruction with the emphasis in ESL and Bilingual Education.
Since retirement in 2003 - teaching classes at Portland State University, done intensive teacher training in China, Kazakhstan, Mexico and Cyprus and served as a volunteer ombudsman with long term care facilities in Sequim. In Guatemala I set up English classes for vacation school and coached English teachers for two sessions of six weeks each.
2010 English Language Specialist Teacher training in Cyprus
2006 English Language Specialist Teacher training in Kazakhstan and Mexico
2003-2004: Adjunct Professor, Portland State University. I taught a Language Acquisition course
1979-2003 Teacher and Administrator, Portland Public Schools. I worked in a variety of positions within the ESL Department, including Area Coordinator, Assistant Supervisor, consulting teacher, ESL teacher and Instructional Specialist.
Summers of 1983, 1985, & 1986: Instructor, Lewis and Clark College. Taught Foundations of Literacy
1976-1978: First Grade Teacher, Mahvi Education Foundation School #1, Teheran, Iran. I taught Iranian children who knew little or no English in an English curriculum. As a culmination of my experience I wrote a kindergarten curriculum and helped train new teachers who had newly arrived in Iran.
1972-1976: Kindergarten and Preschool teacher in a variety of situations
1971-1972: Head Start Teacher and Adult Basic Education Instructor Skokomish Indian Reservation, Shelton, Washington. I set up a new Head Start Program for the Skokomish.
1966-1970: Second Grade Teacher, Riverdale and Vancouver, Washington School Districts.
B.A. in Education, Eastern Washington State College, 1965. Major: Science. M.A. in Education Portland State University, 1981. Major: English. D.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, University of the Pacific, 1997.
Honors and Other
Fellowship, Title VII, 1991
Fellowship, Oregon Writing Project, summer 1986
Executive Board Member of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Elementary Education Interest Section (EEIS), 1984-2006
Editor TESOL EEIS Newsletter, 1997-2006
Chair TESOL EEIS, 1996-1997
Invited Reviewer, TESOL ESL Standards for Pre-K-12 Students
Assessor for The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards for English as a New Language Certificate candidates, summer 1999.
Invited to work on revising English as a New Language certification requirements for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, 2000-2001 school year.
Member of Community of Writers, 1999-2000
President, Oregon Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ORTESOL) 1985
Chairperson, ORTESOL Annual Conference, 1984
Unit 1: Native Americans, Then and Now in Integrating the ESL Standards Into Classroom Practice: Grades 3-5, Katharine Davies Samway, Editor, TESOL Inc. 2000
Unit 6: Recycling, in the same publication.
Cross- Age Tutoring and ESOL Students, with Katharine Davies Samway, in Reading and Writing in More Than One Language: Lessons for Teachers, Elizabeth Franklin, Editor, TESOL Inc. 1999.
English as a Second Language Students as Cross-Age Tutors, in The ORTESOL Journal, Vol. 18, 1997.
Team Teaching in Second Grade in Common Threads of Practice: Teaching English to Children Around the World, Katharine Davies Samway and Denise McKeon, Editors, 1993.