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Dr. John Almarode

almarojt@jmu.edu
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Assistant Professor and Interim Department Head, 
Educational Foundations and Exceptionalities


Academic Degrees: 
B.S., Physics and Mathematics, Bridgewater College 
M.A.T., Exceptional Children, Mary Baldwin College 
Ph.D., Science Education, University of Virginia


Professional Interests: 
Educational Neuroscience 
Design and Measurement of Classroom Environments that Promote Student Engagement 
Interest and Engagement in STEM Disciplines with an Emphasis on PreK - 8 Science 
Laboratory Schools
Specialized STEM High Schools 
Interventions for Low Socioeconomic Populations 
Translation of American Education Pedagogy in International Schools


John has worked with all age groups in education from kindergartners to graduate students.  He spent his K-12 career in Augusta County teaching all grade levels of science and mathematics. As a staff developer, John has presented locally, nationally, and internationally on the role of brain research in education and the creation of engaging classroom environments.  He lives in Waynesboro with his wife Danielle, a fellow educator, their daughter Tessa, and their two dogs, Angel and Forest.