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Beth Clark-Thomas

Contact Information:
330-471-8221
bctho...@malone.edu
Mitchell Hall 300-J

Professor of Elementary Education

Education:

B.S., The Pennsylvania State University
M.A.Ed., Malone University, Curriculum & Instruction: Literacy Emphasis
Ph.D., The University of Akron, Curriculum and Instruction

Experience

1995-Present: Malone University
1990-1995: Canton Country Day School - first grade teacher
1987-1990: Fremont District #79 (Mundelein, Illinois) - first grade teacher
1982-1987: Spring Branch Independent School District (Houston, Texas) - kindergarten teacher

Recent Scholarly Work

Grant Work
2009- SUNBEAMS FY 08, Project Co-Director, Grant for Teacher Quality Improvement ($98,000, OBR funded)
2008- SUNBEAMS FY 07, Project Director, Grant for Teacher Quality Improvement ($89,000, OBR funded)
2005-2006- Grant Recipient for "Breakfast Club" inner city literacy project ($5,000, SAELP funded)
Publications
Clark-Thomas, B. (2002). An examination of children's levels of inquiry in an informal science     setting.  International Journal of Innovative Higher Education (Fall 2002 edition).
Clark-Thomas, B. (2006).  The three r's of an effective literacy partnership. The Ohio Journal of     Teacher Education, (v.19,2) Fall 2006.
Owens, K., Clark-Thomas, B., & Broadway, F. (2002). A Circle of Learning Through Invention     Convention.  Journal of Elementary School Science.  (v.14,1) Spring 2002.
Invited Presentations and Consultation
Alliance City Schools, Alliance, OH    Literacy Coaching in Alliance Middle School for academic years 2007-2008, 2008-2009
Association of Christian Schools International, Annual Conference in Lexington, KY. (2009)
 Six separate literacy topic sessions
Association of Christian Schools International; ECE Conference in Lancaster, PA. (2009)
Keynote Speaker and four separate literacy topic sessions
Association of Christian Schools International; ECE Conference in Elyria, OH. (2009)
Keynote Speaker and four separate literacy topic sessions
Association of Christian Schools International; Annual Conference in Worthington, OH. (2008)
 Six separate literacy topic sessions
Association of Christian Schools International; Annual Conference in Birmingham, ALA. (2007)
 Six separate literacy topic sessions
Association of Christian Schools International; ECE Conference in Fredericksburg, VA.(2007)
Keynote Speaker and four separate literacy topic sessions
Canton Area Association of Educators of Young Children, R.G. Drage, Massillon, OH. (2008)
Naturally Good Teaching: Getting Kids, Classrooms, and Curriculum back in TOUCH     with Nature!
Early Childhood Educator Consortium Conference, R.G. Drage, Massillon, OH. (2008)
Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society; Biannual Convention in Louisville, KY. (2007)
    How do you manage to teach?  
Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society, Biannual Convocation, Orlando, FLA. (2009)
    What's in your "strategic reading" toolbox?
Mercyhurst College, Research Colloquium in Erie, PA (2009)
    The impact of collaboration at a research colloquium on the development of teacher     candidates' knowledge, skills and dispositions.
Rotary Club Luncheon, Plain Local Chapter, Canton, OH. (2007)
Literacy, Love, and Little People Initiatives supported by Rotarians
Summit Academy; Canton, Ohio Charter School (2008)
Differentiating Literacy Instruction and Aligning Research & Practice in Literacy
Plain Local Schools: K-5, Canton, OH. (2007, 2008, 2009)

Teaching Assignments

Coming Soon!

I am married to John and have two children (Jacob and Madsen).
I love camping and hiking where you will find me strolling along white- blazed trails whenever I am able!



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