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VITA MERRYELLEN TOWEY SCHULZ

Business Address: College of Saint Mary

1901 South 72nd Street

Omaha, NE 68124

402-39-2432

mschulz@csm.edu

Home Address 5102 Jackson Street

Omaha, NE 68106-1330

402-558-0789

Education:

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Ph. D.1998, Department of Curriculum and Instruction

University of Nebraska at Omaha, M.S.Ed. 1990 (Specialization in Teaching of Elementary Science)

Wayne State College, 1979-1980 (Teaching Math, Gifted Education)

University of Nebraska -Lincoln, 1975-1976 (Process Science)

University of South Dakota, 1974 (Reading)

Wayne State College, B. A., 1966-1970 (Education, Art)

Special Training

Omaha Public Schools Building Support Internet Training, 1995

Instrumental Enrichment, 1989-1992

Learning Potential Assessment Device, Philadelphia, August, 1992

COGNET, University of Tennessee, Nashville, 1993 - 1994

Family Math, Columbus, NE, 1992

Teaching Experience

Adjunct Lecturer Education Department and Director SMART Program, College of Saint Mary, present

Visiting Assistant Professor of Education, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE, 1997 - 1999

Practicum Supervisor, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, 1996-1997

Teacher, Grade 6, Wakonda Elementary School, Omaha, NE, 1993-1996

Grade 4, Wakonda Elementary School, Omaha, NE, 1989-1993

Grade 1, Wakonda Elementary School, Omaha, NE, January, 1988-1989

Substitute Teacher, Omaha Public Schools, intermittently, 1982-1987

Teacher, Grade 2, Williams Elementary School, Columbus, NE, 1973-1975

Grade 4, Field Elementary School, Columbus, NE 1972-1973

Grade 3, Howard Elementary School, Fremont, NE 1970-1971

Professional Experience

Qualitative Evaluation - LPS Excellence in Education Grant Government Experience Project, 1999

Dissertation Auditing

Academic Honors and Honorary Societies

Blue Cross-Blue Shield Scholarship

Cardinal Key Academic Honorary

Kappa Pi Art Honorary

Wayne State Scholarship

American Legion Scholarships (State and Local)

GAR Scholarship

Professional Organizations

AACE/SITE - Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education

NSTA - National Science Teachers Association

NCTM - National Council of Teachers of Math

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)

Nebraska Educational Technology Association (NETA)

Metropolitan Reading Council (Vice-President-Membership - 1992-1994) (MRC)

International Reading Council (IRA)

Nebraska Association of Teachers of Science (NATS)

National Education Association (NEA)

Nebraska State Education Association (NSEA)

Omaha Education Association (OEA)

Committees

Wesleyan

VIP Partnership with Huntington Elementary School

MOSAIC - Multicultural Fair committee

Wakonda

School Improvement Planning Committee

Staff Development Coordinator

North Central Accreditation-Art

Program Facilitator

Reading Liaison

Various School Functions

Intermediate Math Liaison

Coordinator of Instrumental Enrichment

Computer Facilitator

Omaha Public Schools

Science Objectives

Computer Use Objectives and Evaluation -chair

Inclusion Plan for 1994-1995

Math Curriculum Adoption

Math Objectives

Reading Liaison

Reading Curriculum Adoption

Benchmark Testing Pilot and Evaluation

Novel Selection and Evaluation

Math Facilitator

Grants Received

Ritonya-Poehling Educational Grant, "Broadening Horizons," $250.00 - 1990

Omaha Schools Foundation, $500.00 - 1991

SMART Grant, University of Nebraska Extension, Grow-Lab $900.00, 1993 - 1995

Nebraska Math and Science Coalition - $1000.00, 1995

Presentations

NESTII Lincoln, NE, May, 1999

SITE San Antonio, TX, March, 1999

Nebraska Junior Science Academy, December, 1998

Nebraska At Risk Symposium, November, 1998

SITE Washington DC, March, 1998

NESTII Lincoln, NE, May, 1998

CSPD at ESU 10 - Alternative Assessment and Multiple Intelligences/Classroom Inclusion - May, 1997

UNL Spanish Methods Class - Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom - March, 1997, March, 1998

Nebraska Wesleyan - Student Teacher Seminar - Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom - Fall, 1996, 98

SEANU Technology Fair, Crete, NE- Using Technology in Instruction of At-Risk Students - Fall, 1994, 1995, and Fall, 1996

NATS Fall Conference - Fremont, NE, October, 1993, 1994.

NETA, Omaha, NE - Using Technology in Instruction of At-Risk Students - April, 1996

COGNET Conference, Pigeon Forge, TN, Implementation of COGNET at Wakonda - September, 1994

Metropolitan Reading Council, Omaha, NE - Interdisciplinary Lesson Plans - March 1992

Math, Science, Reading presentations and in-services - Omaha Public Schools

Publications

Proceedings SITE 99

Dissertation - Characteristics and Strategies of Effective Teachers of At-Risk Intermediate Level Children, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1998

Proceedings SITE 98

Proceedings Nebraska At Risk Symposium, 1998

In progress

Stories from my teaching (written and being submitted to publishers)

Rework dissertation for a book

Classroom management textbook for pre-service teachers who plan to teach in classrooms with large concentrations of at-risk children

Getting Past It - Overcoming Childhood Difficulties to Become a Productive Adult

Research Agenda (partial)

Qualitative evaluation of civics program funded by lottery grant - Lincoln Public Schools

How personal background of risk influences effectiveness of teachers

Apparent neglect of intermediate level education in the literature

Technology and teaching at-risk children

Development of programs to prepare pre-service teachers for urban education

Assimilation of diverse populations into small rural schools

Special Interests

Strong commitment to minority children and children of poverty

Retention of minority teacher education students

Technology in education

Behavior management

Science/math

References: Dr. Richard Quinn, Nebraska Wesleyan University

Dr. L. James Walter, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Dr. Alidiene Moeller, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Mr. Kevin Welsh, Principal, Bancroft Elementary School, Minneapolis, MN