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MARY C. MYRON

 

 

Clemmer College of Education

University School

East Tennessee State University

P.O. Box 71632

Johnson City, TN 37614

Tel: (423) 439-4271

Fax: (423) 439-5921

Email: Myron@Mail.etsu.edu


 

EDUCATION

Master of Education, Early Childhood Education , May 1996, East Tennessee State University,       Johnson City, TN

 

Bachelor of Science , Accounting, May 1994, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

 

 

                                                Additional Certifications & Specialized Training

 

National Board Certified Teacher, Early Childhood Generalist, 2003

 

Responsive Classroom Training Institute, 2000, 2004, 2008

 

Tennessee Teaching License, PreK-3

 

Trainer for PreK-3 Ramps and Pathways: Physics for Young Children, 2011

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE



Kindergarten Instructor - University School, East Tennessee State University

              Johnson City, TN, July, 1996 – Present

 

Mentor kindergarten instructor in a year- round laboratory school.   Responsibilities include development and implementation of curriculum and instruction in Kindergarten classroom.   Mentoring of approximately 50 College of Education students and student teachers each year.   Research and presentation of work at local, regional and national conferences.   

 

Adjunct Faculty – East Tennessee State University, College of Education ,Johnson City, TN,

              1996 – Present

 

Teach early childhood education classes at the college level. Courses include Learning Environments for Young Children (ECED 3220); Observing and Assessing Young Children (ECED 4010); Family, School, Community Involvement (ECED 4517/5517); Program Development for Young Children (ECED 4140).  

 

Adjunct Faculty – Northeast State Technical College, Blountville, TN, 2000-2006

 

Taught early childhood education classes to both degree-seeking college students and students seeking a CDA in early childhood.   Courses included Healthy, Safe Learning Environments for Young Children(ECED 2010); Family Dynamics and Community Involvement(ECED 2040).

 

Early Childhood Teacher – Early Childhood Learning Center at Palmer, Kingsport City Schools

              Kingsport, TN, 1995-1996

 

              Designed and implemented developmentally appropriate curriculum for toddlers.  

 

Lead Teacher – St. Dominic Child Development Center, Kingsport, TN, 1986-1995

 

              Designed and implemented developmentally appropriate curriculum for 4-year-olds.  

 


PUBLICATION IN REFERRED JOURNAL

Evanshen, P., Myron, M .,& Grewal, D. ( 2008-2009 ).   The virtual classroom: Theory to

              practice .   NALS Journal: International Association of Laboratory & University Affiliated

              Schools, 31(2), (18-22), 18-22.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Myron, M. (January 23, 2014), Kindergarten teacher shares her class bird investigation. National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) blog site, http:nstacommunities,org/blog/2014/01/23/kindergarten-teacher-share…).

 

PRESENTATIONS

Myron, M. (2014, July).  Joyful science inquiry. Presented at the 2014 East Tennessee State University Annual Early Childhood Conference, Johnson City, TN.


Myron, M., Geiken, R., & Landy, C. (2013, November). Promoting inquiry and process skills throughout the day”. Presented at the 2013 NAEYC Annual Conference & Expo, Washington, D.C.


Myron, M., Geiken, R. (2013, July). Inquiry Teaching in Science in Early Elementary. Presented at the 2013 East Tennessee State University Annual Early Childhood Conference, Johnson City, TN.


Myron, M., Geiken, R. (2012, July). Ramps and pathways in action. Presented at the 2012 East Tennessee State University Annual Early Childhood Conference, Johnson City, TN.

 

Myron, M. & Geiken, M. (2011, July ). Inquiry and problem solving for early childhood. Workshop Presented at the 2011 East Tennessee State University Annual Early Childhood Conference, Johnson City, TN.

 

DeVries, R., Geiken, R., Myron, M., Sales, C.,   (2011, July). Early childhood geometry and physics: A constructivist approach.   Presentation at the Annual East Tennessee State University Regional         Early Childhood Conference, Johnson City, TN.

 

Govett, A., Myron,   M.,   Brickell, N., Barnett, K., Ellwanger, S., Janitis, J. Lowery, A. Teaching young children to be good stewards of our earth.   Presentation at the Annual East Tennessee State        University Regional Early Childhood Conference, Johnson City, TN.

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Myron, M. ( 2010, July). Constructivist teaching in action. Workshop presented at the Annual East Tennessee State University Regional Early Childhood Conference, Johnson City, TN.

 

Myron, M., &Sharp, K. (2010, July). Dragons Naturally Speaking with young children. Annual East Tennessee State University Regional Early Childhood Conference, Johnson City, TN.

 

Isbell, R., Myron, M., & Baker, A. (2009, November).   A book in every center…A book in every hand,

              National Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference,

              Washington, D.C.

 

  Govett, A., Myron, M. ( 2009, September).   Teaching physics in the real world, Mid-Atlantic

              Association of Science Teacher Educators, Friendship, Ohio.

 

Myron, M., Govett, A., & Goehring, D. (2009, July).   Science in the elementary classroom, Annual

  East Tennessee State University Regional Early Childhood Conference, Johnson City,  TN.

 

Myron, M., (2009, July).   Constructivist teaching in action.   Annual East Tennessee

              State University Regional Early Childhood Conference, Johnson City, TN.

 

Myron, M., Govett, A., (2009, November).   Discovering and living earth friendly science. Tennessee Science Teachers Association, Nashville, TN.

 

Myron, M., Govett, A., (2008, September).   Discovering earth friendly science.   Mid-Atlantic

              Association of Science Teacher Educators, Lake Lure, NC.

 

Myron, M. (2008, November). Panel Member: Constructing Quality Practices.  Annual National Association for Constructivists Conference, Johnson City, TN

 

Myron, M., Barnett, K., Brickell, N., & West, D. (2008July).   Teaching constructively and

              meeting standards in kindergarten, first, and second grade classrooms.   Annual East

              Tennessee State University Regional Early Childhood Conference, Johnson City, TN.

 

Myron, M. (July 2003, 2007-2009). Making the transition from preschool to kindergarten.   Annual

              East Tennessee State University Regional Early Childhood Conference, Johnson City, TN.

 

Myron, M., Barnett, K., Brickell, N., (2007, July).   Teaching constructively and

              meeting standards in kindergarten, first, and second grade classrooms.   Annual East

              Tennessee State University Regional Early Childhood Conference, Johnson City, TN.

 

 

 

Evanshen, P., Grewal, D., & Myron, M. ( 2007, 2007). Global thinking: Tools for learning.  

              National Association of Laboratory Schools Fall 2007 Symposium at East Tennessee State

              University, Johnson City, TN.

 

Evanshen, P., Grewal, D., & Myron, M. (2006, March). Global thinking:   Tools for learning.  

              National Association of Laboratory Schools Annual National Conference co-hosted by

              Bank State School for Children and The School at Columbia in New York City, NY.

 

Myron, M., Barnett, K., & West, D. (2006, July).   Teaching constructively and

              meeting standards in kindergarten, first, and second grade classrooms.   Annual East

              Tennessee State University Regional Early Childhood Conference, Johnson City, TN.

 

Myron, M. ( 2005, July).   Teaching constructively and meeting standards in a kindergarten classroom.   Annual East Tennessee State University Early Childhood Conference, Johnson City, TN.

 

Myron, M. , Erwin, T., & Weniger, S. ( 2002, July). Using technology to enrich literacy

              experiences.   Annual East Tennessee State University Regional Early Childhood Conference,

              Johnson City, TN.

 

Myron, M. , Erwin, T., & Weniger, S. (2001, December). Using technology to enrich literacy

              experiences. Tennessee Reading Association Fall Conference, Chattanooga, TN.  

 

Myron, M. (2000, April). Interfacing a Reggio Emilia inspired approach with national curriculum

              standards in a kindergarten classroom. Southern Early Childhood Association Annual

              Conference, Birmingham, AL.  

 

Myron, M. , Lachmann, S., Lodien, D., Reynolds, P., & Sluss, D. (1999, July). A Reggio Emilia

              inspired approach to early childhood education:   The dance. Annual East Tennessee

              State University Regional Early Childhood Conference, Johnson City, TN.

 

 

Myron, M. , Isbell, R., Lodien, D., Reynold, P., & Sluss, D. (1999, March). Traveling the road to

              Reggio:   The ups and downs.   Southern Early Childhood Association Annual Conference,

              Nashville, TN.

 

Myron, M. & Weniger, S. (1998, October). Reading buddy program. UTEC, Johnson City, TN.

 

Myron, M. , Lodien, D., & Reynolds, P. (1998, July). Traveling the road to Reggio:   The ups and

              downs. Annual East Tennessee State University Regional Early Childhood Conference, Johnson City, TN.

 

Myron, M. , Phillips, L., & Sluss, D. (1998, March). Blocks across the curriculum.   Southern Early

              Childhood Association Annual Conference, Louisville, KY.  

 

 

GRANTS and FUNDED ACTIVITY

 

Geiken, R. & Myron M. (2010).   Implimenting ramps and pathways into a kindergarten
              classroom.
Dean’s Grant, Clemmer College of Education, East Tennessee State
              University, Johnson City, TN, $750.

 

Myron, M., & Sharp, K. (2009).   Dragons Naturally Speaking voice recognition. Instructional
              Development Grant, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN., $1600.

 

Govett, A., & Myron, M. (2008).   Physics in the real world.   Dean’s Grant, Clemmer College of
              Educaton, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN.,$750.

 

Govett, A. & Myron, M. (2007).   Discovering and living earth friendly science.   Dean’s
              Grant, Clemmer College of Education, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN., $500.

 

Evanshen, P., Myron, M. & Grewal, D. (2005).   Technology for Learning.   Instructional
               Development Grant, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN.,$5000.

 

 

ACTION RESEARCH

 

2010 – Present.            Implementation of Ramps and Pathways physics and math materials in kindergarten classroom.

 

2009 – Present.             Dragons Naturally Speaking voice recognition device implementation with K-2 students.

 

2006-2008.       Increasing sight word vocabulary of kindergarten students using poetry.

 

 

 

SERVICE TO UNIVERSITY AND COMMITTEES

 

College of Education Tenure and Promotion Committee, 2009 - Present

University School Tenure and Promotion Committee, 2000-Present

College of Education By-Laws Task Force, 2008-2009

Advisory Board for Early Childhood Education, 2005-Present

University School Text Book Committee, 1999-Present

SACs Co-Chair, 2007-2009

ETSU Faculty Senate,2005-2008

Search Committees for Early Childhood Assistant and Associate Professor:

              2009 Early Childhood Associate Professor

              2008 Early Childhood Associate Professor

Search Committees for Instructors at University School for grades 1-5:

              2008 Third Grade Instructor

              2007 First Grade Instructor

              2005 Second Grade Instructor

Revisioning Committee University School, 2006-2007

Technology Committee University School, 2000-2008

Grade Level Manager – University School, 2000, 2006

Attendance/Appeals Panel University School, 2007-2008

 

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

 

Mid-Atlantic Association for Science Teacher Educators (MAASTE)

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

National Association of Laboratory Schools (NALS)

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

Student Association for Young Children (SAYC)

Southern Early Childhood Association (SECA)

Tennessee Association of Young Children (TAYC)

Tennessee Science Teachers Association (TSTA)

 

 

AWARD

 

Tennessee ACEI   (Association for Childhood Educational) 2009 Classroom Teacher Excellence Award