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Dr Whitney Wesley

 

Dr. Whitney Wesley, Assistant Chair
wwesley@edinboro.edu
220 Butterfield Hall
Concentration:  Mathematics
(814)732-1591

D.Ed. – Curriculum and Instruction
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

M.Ed. – Education   
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA

B.S. – Mathematics Education 
Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, PA

Dr. Wesley teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses as part of the Elementary, Middle, and Secondary Education Department.  She advises all freshmen in the middle level program, advises several clubs including the Middle and Secondary Education Club, and is extremely active in both departmental and university committee work.  

Dissertation:  Closing the Achievement Gap:  The Use and  Effectiveness of Research-Based Practices in Middle Schools

Publications:

Corbett, F. & Wesley, W. (2012).  Autoethnography of an on-line course: Theory and practice at a crossroads.  In Q. Lin (Ed.), Advancement in online education: International perspective and practices.  New York, NY: Nova Science.

Rotigel, J. V., & Wesley, W. M.  (2012).  A survey of pre-service teachers’ perceptions of gifted education:  Is higher education dispelling the myths?  Journal of European Teacher Education Network, 7, 35-50.  

Educator of the Month – April 2012

Courses Taught

Graduate
MLED 775:  Enhanced Teaching Methods
SEDU 675:  Teaching Methods

Undergraduate
ELED-361:  Methods for Teaching Math and Science in Elementary Schools
ELED-380:  Assessment and Evaluation in Elementary Schools
MLED-381:  Assessing Young Adolescents
MLED-467:  Middle Level Math and Science Methods
SEDU-381:  Measurement and Evaluation in Secondary Schools
SEDU-475:  Field Experience Supervision
SEDU-495:  Student Teaching Supervision

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. John F. Ziegler

Associate Professor
Educational Leadership Program
jfziegler@edinboro.edu
233 Butterfield Hall
Office: 814-732-1712

Educational Achievements

¨      D. Ed. Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Educational Administration & Leadership Studies
¨      M. S. Ed. St. Bonaventure University, Educational Administration & Supervision
¨      M. S. Ed. West Chester University of Pennsylvania, School Guidance & Counseling
¨      B. S. Ed.  Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, Elementary Education

Professional Certificates

Pennsylvania Department of Education
¨      Superintendent, School Principal K-12, Supervisor of Elementary Education, Supervisor of Guidance Services, Guidance and Counseling K-12, Elementary Instructional

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
¨      Superintendent, Principal, Counselor, Curriculum Specialist, Elementary Education, Intermediate Level, Middle Grades Language Arts, Middle Grades Social Studies

New York State Education Department
¨      School District Administrator

Dr. Ziegler has held numerous positions in public education as a teacher, counselor, and school administrator before coming to Edinboro in 2009.  He is currently the Program Advisor for the Post-Masters Principal K-12 and Supervisory Programs, Chair of School of Education NCATE Dispositions Continuous Improvement Committee, Chair of the Middle and Secondary Educational and Educational Leadership Department (MSEL) Curriculum and Sabbatical Committees, and serves on the University-Wide Curriculum Committee (UWCC).

Dissertation
¨      Ziegler, J. F. (2000) Constructivist Views of Teaching, Learning, and Supervising Held by Public School Teachers and Their Influence on Student Achievement in Mathematics, IUP, UMI Dissertation Services, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Courses Taught
¨      COUN 725 Organization & Development of Programs in the Helping Professions
¨      EDUC 788 Research in Education
¨      SCHA 700 Introduction to Educational Leadership
¨      SCHA 721 Collaborative Leadership for Evaluation
¨      SCHA 731 School and Community Relations
¨      SCHA 741 Curriculum Leadership
¨      SCHA 745 Instructional Leadership
¨      SCHA 765 Financial Aspects of Educational Leadership
¨      SCHA 775 Educational Leadership Theories and Practices
¨      SCHA 789 Elementary Principal Internship
¨      SCHA 792 Supervisor of Special Education Internship
¨      SCHA 794 Secondary Principal Internship
¨      SCHA 795 Educational Leadership for Technology
¨      SCHA 798 Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis
¨      SCHA 799 Superintendent Internship

Peer Reviewed Publications

¨      Ziegler, J. F. & Ziegler L. K. (2013), Response to Intervention (RTI) as a Strategy and a Challenge: A Report of the Research, Mid-Atlantic Education Review, Rutgers University, NJ. (Submitted for publication).

¨      Ziegler, J. F. (2013) Personalized Growth Through Data Analysis: Leadership in Action, Pennsylvania Educational Leadership, Pennsylvania Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (PASCD), Harrisburg, PA. (Submitted for publication).

¨      Henson, K. (2012), Successful Grant Writing for School Leaders: 10 Easy Steps, Allyn & Bacon, Boston, MA (contributing author).

¨      Henson, K. (2012) School Leader’s Guide to Grant Writing, American School Board Journal, March, Alexandria, Virginia (contributing author).

¨      Ziegler, J. F. (2010) Creating a Technology Driven School for the Future, Pennsylvania Educational Leadership, Pennsylvania Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (PASCD), Vol. 30, Harrisburg, PA.

¨      Ziegler, J. F. (2000) Renovating a School Building for Instructional Improvement, The Pennsylvania Administrator, Pennsylvania Elementary & Secondary Principals Association (PAESSP), Harrisburg, PA.

Presentations

¨      2013, Pursuing Online Excellence – A Firsthand Examination of Edinboro’s Quality Matters Peer Review Initiative , Pogue Student Center Theater, Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA

¨      2012, Data Driven Teacher Leadership: The Best Hope for Sustaining School Change , Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators (PAC-TE) Conference, Best Western Premier the Central, Harrisburg, PA

¨      2012, Educational Leadership Program Presentation, Abraxas Youth and Family Services, Marienville, PA

¨      2011, Pennsylvania State Education Association Fall Leadership Development Conference Presentation, Data Driven Teacher Leadership: The Best Hope for Sustaining School Change, Erie, PA

¨      2009-2013, Guest Speaker, School Finance, Educational Technology, Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA

¨      2001 Constructivist Views of Teaching, Learning, and Supervising, American Educational Research Association Annual Conference (AERA), Seattle, WA

¨      2000, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Graduate Student Research Conference Presentation,  New Ways of Thinking, Scholarship for the 21st Century, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA

Recent Recognition

2013 - Earned Quality Matters Program Seal of Distinction for EDUC 788 - Research in Education. The Quality Matters seal is a nationally recognized indicator of quality assurance and continuous improvement in online learning.

EDUC 788 is the first online course at Edinboro University to earn this distinction.  

Trivia Highlight

Dr. Ziegler performed Carnival of Venice with the Valley Forge Military Academy Band in the East Room of the White House during a Presidential Inauguration.