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Dr. Deborah Carrington
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Elementary and Early Childhood Education

Academic degrees:
B.A., Longwood College
M.Ed., University of Virginia
Ph.D., University of Virginia

Professional Experience:

  • Classroom teacher for 11 years in public and private schools, including K-12 Art, English Language Arts, and 6 years as a Waldorf class teacher
  • Assistant Professor, University of Maine
  • Associate Professor, Longwood University
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Virginia

Courses taught:  undergraduate and graduate social foundations, early & elementary literacy, PreK-6 elementary content methods, gender & education, teacher work sample methodology, and creativity & the arts

Professional Interests:
Arts education, creativity, literacy acquisition, social foundations of education, teacher education & research

Professional Involvement:
American Educational Research Association
Association for Childhood Education International
National Council of Teachers of English
North American Association for Environmental Education
Virginia Association of Teachers of English
Phi Delta Kappa
Arts Council of the Valley

Professional Recognition:
Cross Cultural Coordinator, International Leaders in Education Program, 2012-2013
JMU Arboretum Collaborative Fellow, 2011-2012
2011-2012 Essie Glass Faculty Award, JMU College of Education