Alumni Spotlight

“At Caesar Rodney, I am one of the class of 2013 sponsors and the Odyssey of the Mind Coordinator.”

-Colleen Polanin

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Patricia S. Arter, Ed.D.

 Recent Publications: 

  • Arter, P.S., DeMatteo, F.J., Gonzalez, M., & Brown, T. (2016). Technology enhanced mentorship to improve instruction and reflection for teacher candidates. Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016 (pp.1622-1625). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).  http://www.learntechlib.org/fromc/48309
  • Arter, P.S., DeMatteo, F.J., & Brown, T.H. (2015). Additional preparation in meeting diverse needs: Does it make a difference? National Teacher Education Journal, 8, 3.
  •  DeMatteo, F.J. & Arter, P.S. (2015). When job skills are not enough: Transitioning young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Electronic Journal for Inclusive Education, 3, 3. http://corescholar.libraries.wright.edu/ejie/
  • DeMatteo, F., & Arter, P.S.(2015). When job skills are not enough: Transitioning young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Electronic Journal of For Inclusive Education, 3,3. http://corescholar.libraries.wright.edu/ejie/vol3/iss3/6/ 

Recent Conference Presentations:

  • Arter, P.S., & DeMatteo, F.J. (2016, October). Where are the now? Successes and challenges of students with autism spectrum disorder post graduation. Accepted for poster presentation at Division of Career Development and Transition, Myrtle Beach, SC.
  • Arter, P.S., & DeMatteo, F.J. (2016, April).  Where are they now? Successes and challenges of students with autism spectrum disorder post graduation. Presentation at Council for Exceptional Convention and Expo, St. Louis, MO.
  • Arter, P.S., DeMatteo, F.J., Gonzalez, M., & Brown, T. (2016, March). Technology enhanced mentorship to improve instruction and reflection for teacher candidates. Roundtable presentation at Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference, Savannah, GA
  • DeMatteo, F.J., Arter, P.S., Brown, T., &  Campenni, E. (2015, April). Comparing teacher candidates' knowledge, skills, and professional dispositions related to exceptional learners. Accepted for presentation at the International Council for Exceptional Children Convention and Expo, San Diego, CA. 
  • Arter, P.S., DeMatteo, F.J., Brown, T. & Szilagyi, V. (2014, October). Comparing teacher candidates' knowlege, skills and professional dispositions: Cooperative teacher and university supervisor ratings.Presented at the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators Teacher Education Assembly, Harrisburg, PA.   

Joseph A. Polizzi, Ph.D.

Dr. Polizzi has recently published the following:

  • Polizzi, J.A. (2015) Using the Arts to Make People Think and Remember Issues of Global Sustenance. In Gross, S. & Shapiro, J. Democratic Ethical Educational Leadership; reclaiming school reform. London and New York. Routledge

Presentations:

  • Polizzi, J.A.  (2016) Understanding Suffering in Schools: Shining a light on the Dark Places of Education. 21st annual Values and Leadership Conference Consortium for the Study of School Leadership in Ethics in Education. Western University, London, Canada. October 2016
  • Polizzi, J.A. & Murphy, M. Redesigning a Principal Certification Project with a Foundational Emphasis on Ethical Decision Making. 20th Annual CSLEE Values and Leadership Conference, The Pennsylvania State University, October 17, 2015
    • Polizzi, J. & Davis, R. Democratic Ethical Educational Leadership in Africa. 7th Annual New Deel Conference, Temple University April 1, 2015


Tammy B.H. Brown, Ph.D.

Recent Publications: 

  • Arter, P.S., DeMatteo, F.J., & Brown, T.H. (2015). Additional preparation in meeting diverse needs: Does it make a difference?   National Teacher Education Journal, 8(3), 29-36.

  • DeMatteo, F.J. & Brown, T.H. (2014). Teacher perceptions of new literacies.   National Teacher Education Journal, 7(3), 31-36.

Presentations:

  • DeMatteo, F.J., Arter, P.S., Campenni, E. & Brown, T. (2015, April). Comparing teacher candidates’ knowledge, skills and professional dispositions related to exceptional learners. Presentation at Council for Exceptional Children Convention and Expo, San Diego, CA. (International).
  • DeMatteo, F.J., Arter, P.S., Campenni, E. & Brown, T. (2014, April). Cooperative teacher and university supervisor ratings: Comparing teacher candidates’ knowledge, skills and professional dispositions. Presentation at American Education Research Association Annual   Conference, Philadelphia, PA (National). 


Christine L. Fryer, Ed.D.

Publications:

  • Gonzalez, M. & Fryer, C.  (2014).  A collaborative initiative:  STEM and universally designed curriculum for at-risk preschoolers.  National Teacher Education Journal, vol. VII, Summer 2014.  Blind, peer reviewed

 Presentations:

  • Incorporating Creative Problem Solving in Your Classroom:  Using Odyssey of the Mind – (Invited to Present as Keynote Speaker)  Presented at Student Pennsylvania State Association (PSEA) Conference at East Stroudsburg University, Pennsylvania., February 22, 2014

  • Technology Tips for Early Childhood Special, General, and Inclusive Classrooms - Co-presented with Michelle Gonzalez & Anna Wildmann (undergraduate student) at Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) National Conference in Austin, Texas, April, 2013