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Faculty

Erica Preswood

Address: Univeristy School                                                                          School Tel: (423)-439-4271

East Tennessee State University                                                                   Fax: (423)- 439-5921

Po Box 70632

Johnson City, TN 37614 
 
 

Professional Development

Conferences/Workshops

2017 North Carolina Middle School Association State Conference, Greensboro, NC

2015 National Middle School Association Nation Conference, Columbus, OH

2015 Tennessee School Counselors and Leadership Institute, Murphreesboro, TN

2015 North Carolina Middle School Association State Conference, Greensboro, NC

2014 Niswonger Symposium, Greenville, TN

2014 North Carolina Middle School Association State Conference, Greensboro NC

2013 NCAGT State Conference, Winston Salem, NC

2013 NCTIES State Conference, Raleigh, NC

2011 NCTIES State Conference Raleigh, NC

2010 North Carolina Middle School Association State Conference, Greensboro, NC

2007 National Model Schools Conference, Washington, D.C.

2007 North Carolina Middle School Association State Conference, Greensboro, NC

2006 National Middle School Association National Conference, Nashville, TN

2006 North Carolina Middle School Assocation State Conference, Greensboro, NC

2005 A+ Summer Institute 2005, Kenan Institure of the Arts, Boone, NC

2001 National Middle School Association National Conference, Washington, D.C.

2000 National Middle School Association National Conference, St. Louis, Missouri

Continuing Education

2017 AdvancEd Training, Jonesborough, TN

2015 TNReady ELA Summer Training, Elizabethton, TN

2014 TNDOE Range Finding Committee, TNDOE, Nashville, TN

2013 PARCC Training, Greenville, TN

2013 Safe School and Suicide Prevention Training, ETSU

2013 Parent Connect Training, Johnson City, TN

2013 The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, ETSU

2011 Reading Information Texts in Grades 4-8, NCDPL, Enka, NC

2011 Project Based Learning, Buck Institute, Newland, NC

2010 Litracy Train the Trainer, Western Region Career and Technical Education, Enka, NC

2008 Instructional Writing Across the Curriculum, NCDPL, Enka, NC

2008 Differentiating the Learning Environment, Bob Isiminger, Newland, NC

2007 Write for the Future, Melba Johnson, Newland, NC

2007 Student Assistance Team, Avery County Schools, Newland, NC

2007 United Streaming, Discovery Education, Newland, NC

2006 SIOP, NCDPI, Newland, NC

Education & Training

2014-Present  East Tennessee State University Johnson City, TN 

  • Doctoral work in ELPA

2010-2011 North Carolina Teacher's Academy Raliegh, NC

  • Training in Curriculum Coaching

2007-2011 East Tennessee State University Johnson City, TN

  • Master's degree in Educational Media and Technology

1997-2001 Appalachian State University Boone, NC

  • B.S. Middle Grades Education with a concentration in English and Social Science

Professional Experience

July 2013-Present University School Johnson City, TN

  • 7th and 8th Grade Language Arts Teacher

Aug. 2008-May 2013 Avery County Schools Newland, NC

  • Curriculum Facilitator Grades 6-12

2004- Jun. 2008 Avery Middle School Newland, NC

  • 8th Grade Language Arts Teacher

2000-2004 Granite Falls Middle School Granite Falls, NC

  • 6th Grade Language Arts Teacher

Service

Committees

2017 Chair 6 Social Studies/ELA Committee

2016 Chair- 7/8 Social Studies Search Committee

2016 College of Education Advisory Committee

2014-2015 College of Education Honors and Awards Committee

2014 Chair 5/6 Academy Search Committee

2013 Spanish Position Search Committee

2010-2013 Media Technology Advisory Committee, Avery County Schools

2008-2010 Serve on facilitative services committee and ELA alignment committee, Avery County Schools

2002-2004 Technology Committee, Granit Falls Middle

Activities

2015-Present Co-chair Middle School

2015-Present Middle SGA Sponsor

2013-2016 School Spelling Bee Coordinator

2008 Coordinate the 8th Grade gives back project in conjunction with Lowe's Hardware.

2007 Yearbook Sponsor

2004-2006 Girl's Basketball Coach, Avery Middle School

2004-2006 Girl's Softball Coach, Avery Middle School

2000-2002 Girl's Basketball Coach, Granite Falls Middle

2000-2001 Girl's Softball Coach, Granite Falls Middle

Community

VBS Nursey Volunteer Roan Mountain First Baptist Church

Youth Club Basketball Head Coach

VBS Volunteer Roan Mountain First Baptist Church 

Assistant Little League Softball Coach

AWANA Volunteer Mount Calvary Baptist Church

VBS Volunteer Mount Calvary Baptist Church

Youth Sunday School Teach Mount Calvary Baptist Church

Women's Small Group Member: Craving God

Tennessee Fund Donor

Membership

2016-2017 North Carolina Middle School Association

2015-2016 National Middle School Association

2004-2013 North Carolina Middle School Association

2011 North Carolina School Library Media Assocation

2011 American Association of School Librarians

2000-2004 National Middle School Assocation

SCHOLARSHIP

Professional Achievements

2013 Distinguished Apple District. Avery County Schools, Newland, NC

2013 Excellence in Action Award. Avery County Schools, Newland, NC

2010 Teacher Academy Selection, Raleigh, NC

2007 Teacher of the Year, Avery Middle School, Newland, NC

2003 Total Quality Ideas Award, Caldwell County Schools, Newland, NC

Grants

Preswood, Erica (2015). Tennessee Student Ticket Subsidy Grant. Submitted to the Tennessee Arts Commission. Funding award of $2,000

Preswood, Erica(2014). Technology Enhanced Financial Literacy Grant. Submitted to Niswonger Foundation. Funding award of $29,636

Ayers, Ellis, Englert, Candace, Johnson, Jamie; & Preswood, Erica (2010). North Carolina Drop-Out Prevention Grant: INNOVATE. Submitted to NCDPI. Funding award of $175,000.

Englert, Candace, Morgan, Donna, Talley, Wayne, Ayers, Ellis; & Preswood, Erica (2009). North Carolina Drop-Out Prevention Grant: VISION. Submitted to NCDPI. Funding award of $148,474.

Preswood, Erica (2009). Scare My Students Into Reading. Submitted to DonorsChoose.org. Funding award of $800.

Preswood, Erica (2007). Fuel My Students Fire For Reading. Submitted to DonorsChoose.org. Funding award of $1500.

Preswood, Erica (2004). Surviving Poetry. Submitted to DonorsChoose.org. Funding award of $488.

Presentations

Preswood, Erica (2017). Using Technology to Enhance Reading. Presented at the North Carolina Middle School Association Conference, Greensboro, NC.

 

Preswood, Erica (2016). MICA. Presented at Univeristy School, Johnson City, TN.

Cromie, Pam, Robertson, Laura, Fernandez, Jill; & Preswood, Erica (2015). The Seven Habits for Middle Schoolers. Presented at the National Middle School Conference, Columbus, OH.

Preswood, Erica (2015). Creating Free Online Learning Environments. Presentation at the National Middle Conference, Columbus, OH.

Shaw, Aleeta, Horton, Amy, & Preswood, Erica (2015). The Seven Habits for Middle Schoolers. Presented at the Tennessee School Counselor and Administrator Leadership Institute, Murphysboro, TN.

Preswood, Erica (2015). Creating Free Online Learning Environments. Presentation at the North Carolina Middle School Assocaition Conference, Greensboro, NC.

Preswood, Erica (2014). Reading Challenge. Presentation at the Niswonger Symposium, Greenville, TN.

Preswood, Erica (2014). Developing Effective Practice for Beginning Teachers. Presented at Bethel Academy, Spruce Pine, NC.

Preswood, Erica (2014). Engaging Readers With Technology. Presentation at the North Carolina Middle School Association Conference, Greensboro, NC.

Ayers, Ellis, Deyton, Tommie, Reep, David, Burleson, David; & Preswood, Erica (2013). 1:1 An Implementation Story. Presentation at the North Carolina Administrators Conference, Raleigh, NC.

Ayers, Ellis, Deyton, Tommie, Reep, David, Burleson, David; & Preswood, Erica (2013). 1:1 An Implementation Story. Presentation at the NCTIES Conference, Raligh, NC.

Morgan, Donna, Wright, Lisa, Deyton, Tommie; & Preswood, Erica. Literacy Across the Curriculum. Staff Development for Avery County Educators K-12, Newland, NC.

Morgan, Donna; & Preswood, Erica (2011). An Amazing Race: an Integrated Unit. Presentation at the North Carolina Middle School Association.

Publications

Preswood, Erica (2016, March). Creating Online Learning Environments. AMLE

 

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