Curriculum Vitae


 

-- Adolescent relationship to school

-- Preservice and early-career teacher identity & disposition

Certified English teacher, grades 6-12

 

Certified English as a Second Language teacher, grades K-12
 

Google Certified Educator, Level 2

Certifications

Research Interests

 

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Education

August 2017 - Present

Doctor of Philosophy in Education
Literacy and Reading, Teaching and Teacher Education

College of Education and Human Development

George Mason University

Spring 2015 - December 2016

Master of Education
Curriculum and Instruction, Secondary Education English

College of Education and Human Development

George Mason University

September 2009 - May 2013

Bachelor of Arts
English

College of Humanities and Social Sciences
George Mason University

 

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Curriculum Development, Teaching, & Research Support

Primary Work

January 2020 - Present

Instructional Designer

Graduate School of Political Management

College of Professional Studies

The George Washington University

August 2017 - Present

Graduate Research Assistant (GRA)

Graduate School of Education
George Mason University

2019-2020: Dr. Kristien Zenkov

2018-2019: Dr. Kristien Zenkov & Dr. Amy Hutchison

2017-2018: Dr. Kristien Zenkov

August 2018 - Present

Editor, Editorial Assistant, Reviewer

School-University Partnerships 

National Association for Professional Development Schools (NAPDS)

 

Teaching Experience

By Semester

Graduate Lecturer

College of Education and Human Development
Elementary, Literacy, and Secondary Education

George Mason University

EDCI 570 Teaching Young Adult Literature in Multicultural Settings - Summer 2020

EDUC 200: Introduction to Teaching - Summer 2020 & Fall 2019

 

EDUC 300: Introduction to Teaching - Summer 2019

August 2015 - January 2020

English Teacher
Fairfax County Public Schools

English 12, Literacy, Advanced Composition, English 9 Honors, English 11 Honors, English 11, Writing Center Director

August 2018 - June 2019

Internship in Education
Graduate School of Education

George Mason University

EDCI 570: Teaching Young Adult Literature in Multicultural Settings, Dr. Kristien Zenkov - Summer 2019

 

EDCI 669: Advanced Methods for Teaching English in Secondary Schools, Dr. Arvinder Johri - Spring 2019
 

EDCI 569: Methods for Teaching English in Secondary Schools, Dr. Kristien Zenkov - Fall 2018

May 2018 - July 2018

Teaching Assistant

Graduate School of Education

George Mason University

EDCI 570 Teaching Young Adult Literature in Multicultural Settings, Dr. Kristien Zenkov.

 

Research Support & Misc.

November 2018 - November 2019

Assistant to Dr. Seth Parsons, Conference Chair
Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers (ALER) 2019 conference in Corpus Christi, TX

May 2019 - August 2019

Research Assistant

Special Education Program

Graduate School of Education

George Mason University

Project funded by GMU's College of Education and Human Development Innovation Grant to create professional development focused on teaching students with disabilities for preservice teachers. Supervised by Dr. Sarah Nagro

June 2018 - July 2018

Research Assistant

Secondary Education Program

Graduate School of Education

George Mason University

SEED program project funded by GMU's College of Education and Human Development Innovation Grant.

Supervised by Dr. Kristien Zenkov

March 2018 - November 2018

Literacy Liaison 

Literacy and Reading Program

Graduate School of Education

George Mason University

Produced and edited digital and traditional marketing material for GMU's Literacy & Reading program 

Supervised by Dr. Jennifer Hathaway

June 2018 - July 2018

Curriculum Writer

English as a Second Language (ESOL) Curriculum Development Cohort

Fairfax County Public Schools

August 2017 - June 2018

Curriculum Writer

Disruptive Pedagogy Blended Learning Curriculum Development Cohort

Fairfax County Public Schools

 

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Presentations

November 2019

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

2019 Annual Conference

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

New English Teachers’ Notions of “Injustice”: A Critical Approach to Educating for Equity
Presentation, Dr. Kristien Zenkov & Michelle Lague

November 2019

Literacy Research Association (LRA)

2019 Annual Conference

Tampa, Florida, USA

Preservice and Early Career Teachers’ Notions of “Justice”: A Critical, Developmental Approach to Educating for Equity
Presentation, Dr. Kristien Zenkov & Michelle Lague

November 2018

Literacy Research Association (LRA)

2018 Annual Conference

Indian Wells, California, USA

 

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Publications

co-authorship

Parsons, S., Gallagher, M., Ives, S., & Lague, M. (provisionally accepted). An Analysis of 15 Journals’ Literacy Content, 2007-2016. Journal of Literacy Research.

Zenkov, K. & Lague, M. (under review). “Storying” injustice to move from rhetoric to reality: Pre-service English teachers and the ideals of our profession. English Education.

chapter contributor

Zenkov, K., & Pytash, K. E. (2018). Critical, Project-Based Clinical Experiences: Their Origins and Their Elements. In Clinical Experiences in Teacher Preparation. Routledge.

Zenkov, K. & Pytash, K., & Lague, M. (under review). A solution to teacher educators’ existential crisis? Critical, project-based clinical experiences. Journal of Teacher Education.

editor

Zenkov, K. & Pytash, K. (essay proposal accepted for review; manuscript in review). A solution to teacher educators’ existential crisis? Critical, project-based clinical experiences. Harvard Education Review.

Zenkov, K., & Pytash, K. E. (2018). Critical, Project-Based Clinical Experiences: Their Origins and Their Elements. In Clinical Experiences in Teacher Preparation. Routledge.