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Terri Crow Knight

EDUCATION:

School Library/Media K-12 Endorsement, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN.  Summer  (2005)

Ed.S. Educational Leadership with a concentration in Teacher Leadership, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN. (2002)

Advanced graduate work at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, in the geosciences, computer education, tests and measurement, and reading (1983-1985)

M.S., Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in reading, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas (1981)

B.A., Elementary Education, University of Charleston, Charleston, West Virginia (1976)

CERTIFICATION:                                                                                                    

Professional Teaching License, 1-8 (Tennessee) 

Library/Media Endorsement PreK-12

National Board Certification:  Middle Childhood                                                 

Highly Qualified Status K-6, Library/Media PreK-12

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

2005-Present:  Library Media Specialist, University School, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

1987-2005 5th Grade Teacher, University School, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee. Taught in a self-contained classroom, also supervised University students during their professional semester. Organize and direct a one-week field experience with the class at Cedar Creek Learning Center, Greeneville, Tennessee

1986-1987 Basic Skills Instructor, The Alliance for Business and Training, Bristol and Kingsport, Tennessee.  Responsible for preparing students to take the General Educational Development (GED) Test. Also responsible for developing and writing a curriculum for general office procedures and typing skills.

1984-1986 5th and 6th Grade Teacher, Oxford (IN) Elementary School,

1985-1986 Summer Science Enrichment Teacher, Benton County School Program, Oxford, Indiana. Responsible for designing and teaching a science enrichment program for grades 3-6

1983-1984 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. Responsible for the supervision of reading practicum students during their professional semester.

1981-1983 7th Grade Remedial Reading Teacher, Fort Riley (KS) Junior High School, Junction City Schools Responsible for testing all 7th grade students and determining which students should be placed in remedial reading classes. Also designed instructional programs for the remedial classes based on diagnostic prescriptive testing.

1980-1981 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas. Responsible for supervising reading practicum students and student teachers during their professional semester

1979-1980 Long-Term Substitute Teacher, Ocean City (MD) Elementary School. Taught 1St grade first semester and 4th grade

1978-1980 Substitute Teacher, Wicomico and Worchester Counties (MD) Public Schools. Taught a variety of subjects and grades, primarily on a long term basis, at the elementary and junior high levels

1977-1978 5thl6th Grade Teacher, Sacred Heart Elementary School, Charleston, WV. Taught reading, science, and social studies in departmentalized program

COMMITTEES AND SERVICE ACTIVITIES:

University-and College Committees

Member, Teacher Education Advisory Committee (2010-Present)

Member, College Of Education: Tenure and Promotion Committee (2007-2010)                                                             

University Libraries, Archives, and Museum Committee College Committees(1992-1995)

Member, College of Education:  Search Committee - Library Media, (2011,2012)

Departmental Committees

Chairperson, Social Committee (2006-Present)

Member, Professional Learning Community (2011-Present)

Member, Technology Committee (2008-Present)

Chairperson of International Student Exchange with Colegio American de Guayaquil (2010-Present)

Member of University School Revisioning Committee (2005-2010)

Member of SACS Committee (2002-2010)

Chairperson, Earth Day Committee, responsible for planning environmental programs for the school (1992-2004)

Member, Steering Committee, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) (199201993)

Member, School Plant and Facility Committee, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1992-1993)

Member, Subject Area Committee: Music, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) (1992-1993)

Member, Washington County Textbook Selection Committee: Math (1992-1993)

Member, Washington County Textbook Selection Committee: Elementary Language Arts, Handwriting (1992-1993)

Member, Washington County Science Textbook Selection Committee, Washington County, Tennessee (1990-1991)

Member, Project LEAD, Drug and Alcohol Awareness Committee, University School, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee (1991-1995)

Mentoring Faculty, Mentor to new faculty. East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee (1991-Present)

Member, Instructional Materials, Supplies and Library Allocation Committee, University School, Johnson City, Tennessee (1990-1995)

Member, In-service Committee, University School, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee (1991-1992)

Co-chair, Elementary Honors day Program, University School, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee (1988-1994)

Member, SACS Subcommittees - Music, School and Community, and Student Activities, University School, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee (1987-1988)

Member, Enrichment Hour Committee, University School, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee (1987-1993)

Member, Field Day’ Committee, University School, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee (1987-1992)

Related Professional Experience

2012, Evaluator and Reader for American Association of School Librarians (AASL) conference proposals. 

1998,1999, 2000 INTASC Academy on Professional Development through Portfolio Assessment in Mathematics, English/Language Arts, and Science. Training as INTASC evaluator, Alveno College, Milwaukee, WI

PRESENTATIONS:

 Knight, T., & Smith, J. (2003). “Creating Teacher Leaders Through the National Board Certification Process”, National Association of Laboratory Schools,   Fort Worth, Texas

Floyd, S., Knight, T., & Smith, J. (2001). “Mapping the Big Picture: Integrating Curriculum Across Grade Levels”, National Association of Laboratory Schools, Gainesville, FL.

 Knight, T., & Smith, W., Smith, J., (2000) Learning Year Round:  What We’ve Learned After Four Years.  National Association of Laboratory Schools. Boca Raton, Florida

 Knight, T., & Morgan, D., (1996) Student Directed Environmental Activities.  National Association of Laboratory Schools, Chicago Illinois.

Collins, M., Cunningham, C., Knight, T., & Morgan, D., (1997) Year Round Schooling.  National Association of Laboratory Schools.  Phoenix, AZ.

Knight, T., & Morgan, D., (1996) Students Teaching Students. Environmental Education Association.   Greeneville, TN

Knight, T. (April 1993) Presentation: Enrichment Activities for Middle School Students: Recycling Efforts at University School. Middle School Conference. Wise, Virginia.

Knight, T. (Spring 1993) Presentation: Cooperative Learning. A presentation to student teachers. University School, East Tennessee State University.

Panel Member: The Classroom Teacher’s Role with Special Education. Student Teacher Presentation by invitation from instructor. (Spring 1992)

Presenter, In-Service Presentation for Upper East Tennessee Educational Consortium (UETEC) on our school’s role in developing a program for faculty, students, and parents on drug and alcohol awareness (October 1991)

Presenter, Faculty-Staff In-service, University School, two day program on drug and alcohol awareness in the schools (August 1991)

Presentation, University School In-service Program Project LEAD: Goals and Objectives, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee (1991)

Presentation, Spaceship Earth, National Society for Internship and Experiential Education, Annual Meeting, Santa Fe, New Mexico (October 1989)

Presenter, “Stop Being Afraid of Teaching Science: Some Methods and Materials for the Elementary Teacher.” An in-service program for the Benton Community Schools, oxford, Indiana (1986)

Chairperson, “The Use of Illustrative Materials in Content Area Texts”, International Reading Association Conference, Anaheim, California (1983)

Presenter, “Assertive Discipline for Beginning Educators”, The Beginning Educator’s Conference, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas (1981)

Presenter, “Individualized Reading Instruction in the Elementary School”, Northeastern Regional Meeting of Catholic Educators, Stella Niagara, New York (1978)

Additional Teaching Experience Adjunct Instructor                                          

East Tennessee State University

CUAI 5700 RODP Portfolio Development: 2005-2012

READ4026 Assessment and Enhancement of Literacy Spring 2010

MEDA 5628 Children's Materials:  Fall  2009, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012

CUAI 5415 Communication Block I.  Fall 2007, Spring 2008                        

CUAI 4210 Integrated Teaching of the Language Arts.  Fall 2007                

SCED 4527/5527 Science Methods for Early Childhood.  Spring 2006                     

ELPA 6555 Reflective Practice, Spring 2005                                                     

EDFN 2100 Orientation to the Profession of Teaching in Spring, 2004                         

CUAI 4210 Integrated Teaching Language Arts in Spring, 2003

PUBLICATIONS:

Your Reading. (2001) National Council of Teachers of English, reader and writer of annotations for a number of books contained in the text.

Publication, (Knight, T) "Poem for Two Voices," (1997) Tennessee Reading Teacher

Publication, (Davis, B., Lang, C., Taylor, P., Knight, T., & Sims, B.) “Every Day is Earth Day”, Science Scope (April 1992)

Colwell, C., Knight, T. & Converse, S. The Reading Practicum Handbook, Manhattan, Kansas, Kansas State University (1981)

PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS AND TRAINING  

TEL Tennessee Department of Education (2008)

ELearn Training D2L Course Development Training (2006)                                    

Responsive Classroom Training:  Level 2 (2004)                                               

Responsive Classroom Training: Level 1 (2001)                                          

Skills Enhancement Workshop, Tennessee Department of Education August, 1993

Cooperative Learning Workshop-two day In-service, Fall (1991)

Attended Environmental Workshops at Cedar Creek Learning Center, 1990-1993

AWARDS

2004   Outstanding Environmental Program in an Elementary School.  Good Sports Always Recycle.  Award presented by Eastman Chemical and University of Tennessee.

2000   Outstanding Environmental Program. Good Sports Always Recycle.  Award presented by Eastman Chemical and University of Tennessee.