Principal Investigator, (NSF #2142274) Teaching Science with Computational Thinking: Preparing Preservice Elementary Educators of the Future STEM Workforce: Funded by National Science Foundation ($294,958)
Outstanding Teaching Award, College of Education and Human Services, WVU, 2013,
Top Paper Award, International Communication Association, 2012 for a project, titled-
Finding the gap: Technology-enhanced PBL among urban and rural teachers in West
2023 Outstanding Teaching Award, College of Applied Human Sciences, West Virginia University
2022 National Rural Education Achievement Award. Award presented for meritorious service to the National Rural Education Association.
2022 National Rural Education Association Best Research Paper Award. Best research paper submission to the annual National Rural Education Association research symposium. “National Rural Education Association Research Agenda – 2022-2027: A Closer Look at the Research Priorities.”
2019 Howard A. Dawson Best Research Paper Award, National Rural Education Association
Best research paper submission to the annual National Rural Education Association research symposium.
“Protecting ourselves from ‘people from away?’ Taking stock of a decade of rural education research since Coladarci’s Swan Song
2019 Mary Catharine Buswell Award, Council for Women’s Concerns, West Virginia University
2019 Outstanding Teaching Award, College of Education and Human Services, West Virginia University
Research interests include effective professional development for literacy educators, word study instruction for elementary students, systemic change through teacher leadership and emergent literacy practices
Certified in Elementary Education (K-12) and as a Reading Specialist (K-12)