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Dr. Jennifer Putnam

Assistant Professor, Ed.D.
Coordinator: Master's of Teacher Leadership in Curriculum and Instruction Program

jputnam2@gardner-webb.edu
704-406-2015


Education

  • BS- Elementary Education: Appalachian State University
  • MA- Elementary Education: Appalachian State University
  • EdD, Curriculum & Instruction: Gardner-Webb University
    Dissertation Title: Program Fidelity and Teacher Decisions: A Case Study of the Renaissance Learning Program
  • National Board of Professional Teaching Standards Certification
  • Academically/Intellectually Gifted License

Professional Experience

  • Internal Peer Reviewer: Quality Matters, Gardner- Webb University
  • Instructional Coach/ Science Content Coordinator: Burke County Public Schools
  • Project Director: Sensational STEM Saturday
  • Adjunct Instructor: Lees-McRae College
  • Student Teacher Supervisor: Appalachian State University; York College; Pennsylvania State University
  • Elementary Educator: Burke County Public Schools

Awards and Honors

  • Quality Matters Course Design
  • Burroughs-Wellcome District Grant Recipient
  • Outstanding Elementary Mathematics Teacher Award
  • Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching, District Nominee
  • Alpha Chi Distinguished Faculty Mentor, Lees McRae College
  • NC State Finalist: Gifted Education Teacher of the Year
  • Salem Elementary Teacher of the Year
  • Odyssey of the Mind Regional Coach of the Year
  • Excellence in Student Teaching Award: Appalachian State University

Publications

  • Hobbs, Kari, Ed.D; Putnam, Jennifer, Ed.D (2016) "Beginning Teachers’ Experiences Working with a District- Employed Teaching and Learning Coach," Journal Organizational & Educational Leadership: Vol. 1: Iss. 3, Article 3.

Courses Taught

  • MAED 330: Mathematical Methods of 21st Century Schools
  • EDUC 635: Diagnostic Procedures for Elementary Teachers
  • EDUC 671: Philosophy, History, and Methodology of Curriculum and Instruction for Teacher Leaders
  • EDUC 672: Philosophy, History, and Methodology of Curriculum and Instruction for Elementary Teacher Leaders
  • EDUC 675: Philosophy, History, and Methodology of Curriculum and Instruction for Urban School Teacher Leaders
  • EDUC 677: Philosophy, History, and Methodology of Curriculum and Instruction for AIG Teacher Leaders
  • EDUC 681: Leading Differentiation Strategies for Diverse Populations
  • EDUC 682: Measurement, Assessment, and Action Research for Teacher Leaders
  • EDUC 683: Current Issues and Special Topics for Teacher Leaders
  • EDUC 684:Teaching and Leading Literacy Instruction
  • EDUC 696: Master’s of Teacher Leadership Clinical Experience Seminar
  • EDUC 697: Capstone Seminar
  • EDCI 700: Theory Development Module
  • EDCI 701: Dissertation Coaching/Clinical Experience Seminar
  • EDCI 702: Issues and Models in Curriculum Module
  • EDCI 703: Dissertation Coaching/Clinical Experience Seminar
  • EDCI 704: Research, Design, and Methods Module
  • EDCI 705: Dissertation Coaching/Clinical Experience Seminar
  • EDCI 706: Reform and Change Theory
  • EDCI 707: Dissertation Coaching/Clinical Experience Seminar
  • EDCI 708: Assessment and Evaluation Module
  • EDCI 709: Dissertation Coaching/Clinical Experience Seminar
  • EDCI 710: Instructional Leadership Module
  • EDCI 711: Dissertation Coaching/Clinical Experience Seminar
  • EDCI 712: Dissertation Module I
  • EDCI 713: Dissertation Module II