School of Education
Elementary, Middle, and Secondary Education Department
- Elementary, Middle, and Secondary Department
Part of the Edinboro University School of Education
|Miller Hall Room 111|
|325 Scotland Road|
|Edinboro, PA 16444|
|Dr. Stacie Wolbert, Chair|
|Dr. Whitney Wesley, Assistant Chair|
The faculty members of the Elementary, Middle, and Secondary Education Department are committed to provide undergraduate and graduate educational programs that combine strong academic content knowledge and effective pedagogy, to prepare highly qualified teachers who effectively facilitate student learning in diverse middle and secondary classrooms.
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News and Events
- Thank You and Good Luck, to recently retired department chair Dr. Kathleen Benson
- Welcome to Patty Simpson, our new department secretary
- NCATE Visit, Fall 2013
- We had an excellent showing by both the graduate and undergraduate 2012 College Bowl teams. Both placed third in their groups. Good work!
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Dr. Jo Ann Holtz
Ph. D. – Curriculum and Instruction with Literacy Emphasis
Kent State University
Dr. Holtz has served the Elementary, Middle, and Secondary Education Department and the University in many ways through the years. She currently serves on the university wide Curriculum Committee and is the director of the PennLake Writing Project, one of the National Writing Project sites. Dr. Holtz has presented at international, national, regional, state and local conferences. Her work has been recognized through awards like the Lucile Cornetet Award for Professional Development from The Delta Kappa Gamma Educational Foundation and the NWP 2012-2013 SEED Grant for Professional Development in a High-Need School.
Dissertation: Gender Differences in Attitudes about Writing: A Comprehensive Study of Male and Female College Writers
Holtz, J.A. (fall,2000). Managing the middle school classroom. pmsa newsletter 8(6), 7-8.
“Reporting from the Regions: Northwest Region News.” quarterly reports, 1998-2006. pmsa newsletter.
Holtz, J.A. & Cross, C.W. (Fall 2001). Personalizing history. In A First timers guide to teaching Vietnam. Distributed by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund at the NCSS conference in Washington D.C.
Wrote and taped a “Survival Tip.” WFSE Radio, EUP; February 24, 1997.
Holtz, J.A. Voice of Youth Advocate. Forty-two published book reviews, 1988-97.
Holtz, J.A. (January 7, 1990) With all due respect educators could learn from Emerson’s secret, Times-News Sunday Magazine..
Holtz, J.A. Annual Fellows Meeting Newcomers Impressions, Society for Values in Higher Education Newsletter 32 (1).