Joan Barnatt

Assistant Professor of Education
Mooney 102B
2105 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
jbarnatt@elon.edu (336) 278-5971

Education

Ph.D.  Curriculum & Instruction:  Concentration in Curriulum, Policy and Reform

Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA        Chair:  Marilyn Cochran-Smith, Ph.D.

Dissertation:  Finding the questions:  A mixed-methods study of preservice practitioner inquiry in teacher education

Masters of Elementary Education

Bridgewater University, Bridgewater, MA                            

Bachelor of Arts, English Literature & Psychology

Murray State University, Murray, KY


 

Employment History

Elon University, Assistant Professor of Education (2009 to present)

Boston College, Instructor/Research Assistant  (2004 - 2009)

Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School, (1995 - 2009)


 

Courses Taught

Elon University

Elon 101  

HIS 241- American History Study Tour

EDU 295 - Research Methods in Education

STA 297 – Malawi: The Warm Heart of Africa Preparatory Seminar

EDU 301, 303, 401 - Explorations Seminar

EDU 311 - Principles of Learning and Teaching I:  Language Arts and Social Studies Methods and Materials

EDU 411 - Principles of Learning and Teaching I:  Language Arts and Social Studies Methods and Materials

EDU 441 - Foundations of Middle Level Education

EDU 442 - Effective Middle Level Teaching

EDU 481 - Student Teaching

EDU 483 - Student Teaching Seminar

EDU 499 - Undergraduate Research

MED 552 - Advanced Literacy

MED 532 - Consultation & Collaboration

MED 550 - Educating Diverse Learners

MED 570 - National Board Professional Standards for Teaching Preparation 

Boston College:

Children’s Literature

Curriculum Theories & Practice

Graduate Inquiry Seminar

Yale University Programs in International Education Resources (PIER):

 Frontier China in the 21st Century:  Mongolia, Xinjiang and Tibet  (Senior Fellow)

             

              

 

 


 

Leadership Positions

 

Co-Director, Masters of Education Program

Middle Grades Coordinator, School of Education

 

 


 

Research

Global 2.0 connects students in K-8 classrooms around the world, using technology and literacy skills while developing global awareness.  Classrooms in ABSS have been connected to classrooms in Ireland and South Africa addressing identity, culture and stereotypes through shared curriculum, skype sessions, and artifact exchanges.

Qualitative Case Studies (QCS) is a longitudinal study of learning to teach and retention.  The project has roots in the Boston College, Teachers for a New Era initiative, originally funded by the Carnegie Coroporation (2004 - 2010) and Ford Foundation (2009-2011).  This study, following two cohorts of teacher candidates from their master's program into their teaching careers, now includes eight years of data on twenty-two participants.  

Cultural Competence in Teachers and Teacher Candidates is a mixed methods research initiative to assess teacher awareness and cultural compentence as it plays out in classrooms with increasingly diverse K-12 student populations. The project utilizes Ang et al.'s  (2007) Cultural Intelligence Survey as a starting point to assess teacher/candidates responses. An additional survey thread is under development to address cultural competence in classroom practice.  

Social Justice Vignettes in Teacher Preparation is a mixed methods project, developing and assessing the use of vignettes as a technique for prompting discussion and transformative reflection for sensitive social justice issues in K-12 education.  

Grants Awarded

2013               

Partnership Grant Reading Buddies ($500)

School of Education Mini-Grant for Undergraduate Research ($350)

School of Education Mini-Grant for Middle Grade Tutoring Materials in The Village ($500)

Summer Research Grant/Dean of School of Education ($1700)

2012               

Community Partnership Grant for Alamance-Burlington School System Reading Buddies              Program  ($1450)

Summer Research Grant/Dean of School of Education ($800)

2011               

Center for Teaching and Learning  ($3524)

Associate Provost Special Grant  ($2330)

Summer Research Grant/Dean of School of Education ($1335)

2004-2009      

NCLB Federal Entitlement/Allocation Grant Programs

Noncompetitive federal funding for professional development and special education in public schools.

2000               

Milken Foundation Grant ($10,000) 

Grant to support teacher and student travel for Japanese Homestay Exchange Program with Matsuyama-machi Junior High School, Yamagata, Japan

1998-9            

Toyota Tapestry Grant ($10,000)

Co-authored grant to build Dobsonian telescopes as an intergenerational/community-based seminar. 

1996-1997      

Teach Asia Grant ($25,000)

Co-authored and coordinated implementation of Asia Society grant initiative for the curriculum development, professional development, and establishment of community resource networks for teaching East Asian studies. 

Publications

Barnatt, J., Norman, V., Baker, D., Wieczorek, S. (2014).  Using Cultural Artifacts to Understand Self and Other:  A Global Exchange in Elementary Classrooms. Ohio Social Studies Review. 1(51), 7-17.

Barnatt, J. & Knight-McKenna, M. (2014). Addressing diversity as asset: Using social justice vignettes for transformational change in teacher preparation. Threshold Concepts: from personal practice to communities of practice. Proceedings of the National Academy’s Sixth Annual Conference and the Fourth Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference, Dublin, June 2012.  Retrieved online http://www.nairtl.ie/documents/EPub_2012Proceedings.pdf

Viesca, K. M., Torres, A. S., Barnatt, J., & Piazza, P. (2013). When claiming to teach for social justice is not enough: Majoritarian stories of race, difference, and meritocracy. Berkeley Review of Education4(1) 97-122.

McQuillan, P. J., Welch, M.J., &  Barnatt, J. (2012).  In search of coherence: ‘Inquiring’ at multiplelevels of a teacher education system.  Educational Action Research, 20(4), 535-551.

Cochran-Smith, M.,McQuillan, P., Mitchell, K., Terrell, D.G., Barnatt, J., D’Souza, L., Jong, C., Shakman, K., Lam, K., & Gleeson, A.M. (2012).  A longitudinal study of teaching practice and early career decisions: A cautionary tale. American Educational Research Journal, 49(5), 844-880. 

Cochran-Smith, M., Barnatt, J., Friedman, A., Pine, G. (2010).  Inquiry on Inquiry: Practitioner Research and Students’ Learning.  Action in Teacher Education, 31(2).

Cochran-Smith, M., Barnatt, J., Lahann, R., Shakman, K. & Terrell, D. (2009) Teacher education for social justice: Critiquing the critiques. The handbook of social justice in education. Ayers, W., Quinn T. & Stovall D, Eds. Taylor & Francis.

Cochran-Smith, M. Shakman, K., Jong, C., Terrell, D., Barnatt, J. & McQuillan, P. (2009). Good and just teaching:  The case for social justice in teacher education.  American Journal of Education, 115 (3), 347-377.

INVITED PUBLICATIONS

Barnatt, J. (2011).  The power of nonfiction: Using informational text to support literacy in specialpopulations. LEARN NC, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  Reaching every learner:  Differentiating instruction in theory and practice series @ http://www.learnnc.org/lp/editions/every-learner/6554

Barnatt, J., (2003) Tune in Korea:  Teacher resource and video review. Education about Asia.

Barnatt, J., (2001) Asian Studies Program at the Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School:  A Model of Curriculum and Professional Development. Massachusetts Charter School Association Best       Practices Dissemination Fellowship.

Retrieved from http://www.masscharterschools.org/fellowships/docs/000088/Barnatt.html

Barnatt, J., (2000) Thurman on Buddhism: Video Review of the Three Jewels, Education About Asia, Spring.

Barnatt, J. (1999) Professional development with a performance-based goal. Asia Society Handbook on    Professional Development Models for the Middle School,  New York. Website posting:             http://www.askasia.org/for_educators/professional_development_grants/teach_asia_initiative/  handbook/Barnatt.htm

Presentations

Barnatt, J. & Winter, M.  (Accepted) (November, 2014). Global connections in elementary classrooms:  Bridging classrooms through technology.  National Council of the Social Studies Annual Conference, Boston, MA. 

Terrell, D.G., Barnatt, J., D’Souza, L., Gleeson, A.M.  (2014, May)  Figured Worlds of Learning to      Teach:Interpreting Early Career Trajectories.  Paper presented at the New England Education         Research Organization Annual Meeting.  Mount Snow, VT.  

Barnatt, J. Education in a Flat World.  Presented for Family Weekend Mini-course at Elon University,       September 28, 2013. 

Barnatt, J., & Winter, M. K., Using Paired Fiction and Nonfiction Texts in the Elementary Classroom to    Explore World Cultures. Presented at the North Carolina Council for the Social Studies in February 2013.

Barnatt, J., & Winter, M.K., Understanding the Global Educator. Presented at American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, Ca. April 277-May 1, 2013.

Barnatt, J. (February, 2012).  Global education from the start:  A study of technology-based, sharedcurriculum and professional development in elementary classrooms.  Paper presented at Association for Teacher Education National Conference, San Antonio, TX. 

Barnatt, J. (February, 2012).  Addressing issues of tension in education:  Using social justice vignettes in teacher preparation.  Roundtable presentation at Association for Teacher Education National Conference, San Antonio, TX. 

Mitchell, K., Scheopner-Torres, A., Barnatt, J., Piazza, P. (April, 2012).  Best intentions and unintended outcomes:  The role of majoritarian stories in teaching for social justice.  Paper presented at AERA.  Vancouver, BC  Canada. 

Barnatt, J. & Knight-McKenna, M. (June 27-29, 2012) Addressing diversity as asset: Using social          justice vignettes for transformational change in teacher preparation.  Paper presented at the             National Academy for Integration of Research & Teaching & Learning Threshold Conference, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.

Barnatt, J. & Wiezorack, S. (2011) Looking at You; Looking at Me:  Building Bridges through Global Education Exchanges. North Carolina Council for the Social Studies, February 26, 2011, Raleigh, NC.

 Barnatt, J. & Baker, D. (2011) Strategies for Hispanic ELL and bilingual students in Social Studies classrooms. North Carolina Council for the Social Studies, February 25, 2011, Raleigh, NC .

Barnatt, J. & D’Souza, L. (2011). Teaching practice and career moves:  Findings from a qualitative longitudinal study.Paper presented at New England Educational Research Organization, March,  2011, New Bedford, MA

Barnatt, J. (2011) Questions of practice: Learning to teach through inquiry. Paper presented at American Education Research  Association, April, 2011, New Orleans, LA

McQullan, P., Barnatt, J., D’Souza, L., Jong, C., Shalkman, K, Terrell, D., Mitchell, K., & Gleeson,A.M. (2011) Teaching practice and early career decisions:  Findings from a longitudinal cross-casestudy. Paper presented at American Education Research Association, April, 2011, New Orleans, LA.

Barnatt, J., Cochran-Smith, M., Friedman, A., & Pine, J. (2010).  Teacher reflectivity in theory and research:  Inquiry on inquiry. (Special Session) Paper presented Association of Teacher Educators. Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois. 

McQuillan, P., Barnatt, J., D’Souza, L., Jong, C., Lam, K., Shakman, K., & Terrell, D.  (2010). Learning to teach as cultural navigation:  A longitudinal cross-case study of learning and career paths. (Symposium on Teacher Development  and Retention) Paper presented at American         Educational Research Association. Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado.

Barnatt J. & Norman, V. (2010).  Global 2.0:  Sociocultural perspectives and online learning. (2010). Paper presented at World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES), Annual Meeting, Istanbul, Turkey.

Enterline, S., Loftus, F., D’Souza, L., Barnatt, J. (2009).  Using evidence to develop and expandthe Massachusetts Preservice Performance Assessment.  Paper presented at American Educational Research Association. Annual Meeting, San Diego. 

McQuillan, P., (2009).  Welch, M.J., Barnatt, J. (2009).  Recursive (& redundant) inquiry: ‘Inquiring’at multiple levels of a teacher education system.  Paper presented at American Educational Research Association.  Annual Meeting, San Diego.

Barnatt, J. (2008). But are they learning? Pre-service teachers' use of inquiry focused on student   outcomes. Paper presented at American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, New York, NY.

Barnatt, J . (2008). Teacher inquiry and pupil learning. Paper presented at New England   Educational Research Organization, Hyannis, MA.

Barnatt, et al. (2008) Practitioner voices in trying times. Reader’s theater performance presented at American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, New York, NY.

Barnatt, J. (2006) Mentoring as building blocks in the educator career.  Paper presented at American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Barnatt, J., Cochran-Smith, M., Friedman, A., Pine, G., & Baroz, R. (2007). Inquiry on inquiry:   Practitioner research and pupils’ learning. Paper presented at American Educational Research             Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Barnatt, J., Friedman, A., Pine, J. (2007) Learning to teach through Inquiry:  Using practitioner inquiry   to capture pupil learning. Paper presented at New England Educational Research Organization   Annual Meeting, Portsmouth, NH.

Barnatt, J., Shakman, K., Enterline, S., Cochran-Smith, M., Ludlow, L. (2007) Teaching for social  justice: Using vignettes to assess attitudes and beliefs. Paper presented at the American        Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Shakman, K., Cochran-Smith, M., Jong, C., Terrell, D., Barnatt, J., & McQuillan, P. (2007, April).          Reclaiming teacher quality: The case for social justice. Paper presented at American Educational      Research Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Lytle, S., et al (2007) Practitioners’ voices in action research. Performance presented at University of Pennsylvania, Ethnography in Education Research Forum, Philadelphia, PA.

Shakman, K., Jong, C, Cochran-Smith, M., Barnatt, J. (2007) This I believe: The impact of beliefs and actions. Paper presented at New England Educational Research Organization Annual Meeting, Portsmouth, NH.

Barnatt, J., D’Souza, L., Miller, G. (2006). Sixty days of support:  The Summer Start Mentoring   Program.  Paper presented at American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, San   Francisco, CA.

Cochran-Smith, M. Shakman, K. & Barnatt, J. (2006). Learning to teach for social justice: Complex matters, complex measures. Paper presented at American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Cochran-Smith, M., Barnatt, J., Jong, C., Solomon-Fernandez, Y., & Shakman, K., (2005) Learning to teach; Teaching to learn. Paper presented at New England Educational Research Organization   Annual Meeting, Portsmouth, NH.

Cochran- Smith, M, et al., (2005) Designs for change: Perspectives on reforming teacher education  through Teachers for a New Era initiative. Paper presented at American Educational Research             Association. Annual Meeting, Montreal.

Ludlow,L.H., Barnatt,J., Salomon,Y., Jong,C. & Shakman,K. (2005).  Teachers for a New Era evidence issues.  Roundtable presentation at the American Educational Research Association annual meeting. Montreal, Canada.

 

Professional Activities

Professional Consultation

2014                

Review paper submissions for National Conference for Undergraduate Research Publication

Mentoring, NBPTS candidates

2013               

Review applications for Northeast Region Educational Research Organization, 2013 for annual conference.

Reviewed book proposal on informational text for Corwin Press, Education Division 

2012

Mentoring, NBPTS candidates

2008               

Asia Society. Going global: Preparing our students for an interconnected world. 

National advisory committee member for development of educational guide for global education.

2007 

Asia Society. Interweaving cultures: Islam in Southeast Asia.  Curriculum consultant for teacher resource book and website

2007               

Asia Society. Creating a Chinese language program in your school: An introductory guide. New York.  Project advisor.

2006-2007      

Center for Leadership Development/Boston Public Schools; Achievement Gap Program evaluations

2005-2006      

Center for Leadership Development/Boston Public Schools: Professional development grant site evaluations

2005               

Massachusetts Department of Education:  Piloting and development of Massachusetts Teachers Education Licensure (MTEL) test in social studies/history

2004               

New Hampshire Arts Alliance Council summer institutes for educators:

The Silk Road and East Asia for Educators.  Program development, curriculum and pedagogy workshops.

2004               

Asia Society/National Geographic; Curriculum development for web-based teacher resources

2003

WGBH, Fins, Fur and Feathers website. Frameworks development

2003               

New Hampshire Arts Alliance Council summer institutes for educators:

The Silk Road.  Program development, curriculum and pedagogy workshops, and project humanist. 

2000 – 2003   

National Board for Professional Standards Certification candidate mentor program co-facilitator, Plymouth, MA

2002               

National Consortium for Teaching about Asia Institute. 

Co-facilitator for 30 hour, graduate level teacher institute in East Asian Studies.

2002               

Hallinon Corporation. PBS religions and ethics news. Video reviews for development of teacher resources

2001              

Asia Society. Silk road encounters. Curriculum development for teacher resource booklet and website http://www.askasia.org/teachers/Instructional_Resources/FEATURES/SilkRoad/

2001               

Asia Society/Carnegie Foundation. Music of the Silk Road curriculum development for poster and curriculum plans

2001   

Asia Society. Visible Traces. Curriculum development for teacher resource booklet and website:  http://www.askasia.org/features/VISIBLE_TRACES/games/languagegame.html

 

Selected Professional Development Workshops for Teachers

2012   

Barnatt, J. (November 2012).  Understanding Asia through Realia.  Workshop/classroom presentation for six primary classrooms/teachers at Eastlawn Elementary School, Burlington. 

Barnatt, J. & Winter, M. (September 2011 – May, 2012) Technology in Global Education. Co-facilitated monthly meetings and Schoology site for Professional Learning Community at Hillcrest Elementary School for six teachers and principal, Devon Carson; one teacher and student teacher at South Mebane Elementary School, Burlington; one teacher at E.M. Holt Elementary School, Alamance.  Also provided virtual support for six teachers at St. Kevin’s Elementary School in Ireland and two teachers at Bay Elementary School in Cape Town South Africa. 

Barnatt, J. & Winter, M. (May, 2012) Resources for Global Educators. Facilitated workshop for

Alamance-Burlington School System teachers featuring speakers from Primary Source Teacher

Resource Center, Cambridge, MA. 

2011               

Barnatt, J. (August, 2011) Understanding and Implementing Common Core and new North Carolina Essential Standards. Hawbridge School, Sawapahaw, NC. By invitation. Workshop (4 hours)

Barnatt, J. & Winter, M. (September 2011 – January, 2012) Technology in Global Education.

Co-facilitated monthly meetings and Schoology site for Professional Learning Community at

Hillcrest Elementary School for six teachers and principal, Devon Carson.

Barnatt, J. (April   2011) Differentiating through Informational Text for Diverse Learners. Live webinar by viewed by 70 participants across the state; the webinar is archived and available for continued

professional development through internet access to LEARN NC at:   

http://www.learnnc.org/lp/editions/every-learner/6777#nonfiction

2010               

Barnatt, J. (September, 2010) Differentiating Middle Grades Curriculum and Instruction. Western Alamance Middle School, Differentiated Curriculum in Middle Grades, 4-hour workshop for faculty/staff of 70.

1999-2009       Clark University Global Resource Center for Educators;

Asian studies curriculum & pedagogy workshops on contemporary and historical China, Tibet, Japan, Korea, Central Asia, and Indonesia

2002               

Carnegie Hall, Music and Culture along the Silk Road, Workshop for Teachers

2002               

Massachusetts Charter School Association, Best Practices Conference

Global studies initiatives: Curriculum, pedagogy, and travel exchanges

1997-2002      

Northeast Conference of the Social Studies

Asian studies and global education workshop presentations            

1997-2000      

National Council of the Social Studies

Asian studies and global education workshop presentations

1999               

Rhode Island Geographic Alliance

Three Gorges Dam:  Geography, politics, and power

1997               

National Middle School Conference:  Best practices in global education:  Implementing Asian studies in the curriculum

 

Service Activities

2014          

Educational Studies Major Committee (2014)

NCATE Reaccreditation Committee

National Conference for Undergraduate Research online journal reviewer (2013-2014)

New England Education Research Organization reviewer (2013-14)

Elon 101 2014-15

Middle Grades Coordinator (2010 – to present)

Middle Grades Program Committee/Advisory Committee (2009 to present) 

Teacher Education Committee (Spring, 2010 to present)

MEd Advisory Committee (2010 present)

Stewardship Committee (2013 to present)

School of Education Scholarship Committee (2011 to present; chair-elect 2014)

School of Education Diversity Committee (Spring, 2012- 2014)

Mooney Makeover Committee (2009 – 2010 and 2013 to present)

Curriculum Resource Center and Library Advisory Committee (2013 – present)

Faculty Research and Development Committee (Fall, 2012 to Spring 2014)

FR& D Course Release Sub-committee (Fall, 2012 to p2014; Chair, 2013-14)

University Disability Committee (2011- to present)

Poverty Studies Curriculum Committee

Teaching Fellows (Freshmen Dinner, Spring & Fall Social, Spring Interviews)

Coordinate and Supervise Middle Grades students in The Village

2013

Middle Grades Coordinator (2010 – to present)

Middle Grades Program Committee/Advisory Committee (2009 to present) 

Elementary Program Committee (2009 – 2013)

Teacher Education Committee (Spring, 2010 to present)

MEd Advisory Committee (2010 present)

School of Education Global Awareness Committee (2011-2013)     

Stewardship Committee (2013 to present)

School of Education Scholarship Committee (2011 to present)

School of Education Diversity Committee (Spring, 2012- 2014)

Mooney Makeover Committee (2013)

Curriculum Resource Center and Library Advisory Committee (2013 – present)

Hiring Committee for School of Education, ELA/SS faculty position (Fall, 2012- 2013)

Hiring Committee Office of Disabilities Assistant Coordinator position (Fall, 2012- 2013)

Writing Across the Curriculum Committee 

Faculty Research and Development Committee (Fall, 2012 to present)

FR& D Course Release Sub-committee (Fall, 2012 to present; Chair, 2013-14)

FR&D ad hoc committee on process recommendations (2013)

University Disability Committee (2011- to present)

Poverty Simulation volunteer (three, four hour events in 2013)

Teaching Fellows (Freshmen Dinner, Spring & Fall Social, Spring Interviews)

Coordinate and Supervise Middle Grades students in The Village; Stewardship Committee grant for resources

Coordinate Middle Grades students Reading Buddies Service Learning Program; Community Partnership Grant

Participation in dinner/meetings with School of Education National Advisory Board

2012

Hiring Committee for School of Education/Multicultural Education faculty position (2011-2012) 

Hiring Committee for School of Education/Education Faculty position ( 2012-13)

Hiring Committee for Office of Disabilities, Assistant Coordinator position (2012-2013)

Hiring Committee for Library Dean (2011- 2012)

Teacher Induction Committee (2009 - 2012)

Teacher Education Committee ( 2010 to present)

School of Education Scholarship Committee (2011 to 2014)

School of Education Conceptual Frame Committee (2010 - 2012)

School of Education Global Awareness Committee (2011- 2012)

School of Education Diversity Committee (Spring, 2012 - 2014)

School of Education Assessment Committee (Fall, 2012)

University Disabilities Committee (Spring, 2011- 2014)

Writing Across the Curriculum Committee (2011 - 2012)

Faculty Research and Development Committee (2012 -2014)

FR& D (chair elect) Course Release Sub-committee (2012 - 2014)

FR&D ad hoc committee on process recommendations (2012)

2011

Hiring Committee for Library Dean (2011-2012)

Middle Grades Coordinator (2010 – to present)

Middle Grades Program Committee/Advisory Committee (2009 to present) 

Elementary Program Committee (2009 – 2013)

Teacher Induction Committee (2009 - 2012)

Teacher Education Committee (Spring, 2010 to present)

MEd Advisory Committee (2010 present)

Disabilities Committee (2011- 2014)

Writing Across the Curriculum Committee (2011-2012)

School of Education Scholarship Committee (2011- 2014)

School of Education Conceptual Frame Committee (2010 - 2012)

Hiring Committee for Multicultural Faculty position (2011 to 2012)

Teaching Fellows, (Orientation dinner, interviews, recruiting)

2010

Chair, Hiring Committee for Director of Education Outreach (2010)

Conceptual Framework Committee (2010 - 2012)

Elementary Program Committee (2009-2013)

Middle Grades Program Committee (2009-2014)

Teacher Education Committee (2010 to 2014)

Committee for Teaching and Learning Conference (2010)

Mooney Makeover Committee (2009-2010)

Spring Orientation (2010)

2009               

Mooney Makeover Committee (2009 – 2010)

Teacher Induction Committee (2009 -2012)

Elementary Program Committee (2009-2013)

Middle Grades Program Committee (2009-2014)

 

Awards

2014

Elon School of Education Faculty Scholarship Award

2009

Donald J. White Teaching Excellence Award, Boston College

2002               

Teacher Leadership Academy of Massachusetts, Fellow

2002               

Korea Society Teacher Travel Fellow

2000-2001      

Yale PIER Program, Frontier China, Senior Fellow

2000               

Fulbright Memorial Fund (FMF) Teacher Program (2000), Japan

2000               

National Board Professional Teaching Certification, Early Adolescent Social Studies/History

2000      

Massachusetts Master Teacher

2000              

National Commission on Asia in the Schools - Middle school teacher representative

1998-1999     

Yale PIER Program, China Delegation Fellow