Our Trustees

Our Trustees
Judy Abbott, Jo Worthy, Carmen Gonzales, Sarah McCarthey, Phil Wilder, Mark Dressman, Kip Tellez, Carolyn Schubach, Patrick Scott, Mike Borish

 

SARAH McCARTHEY

FOUNDATION FOUNDER
PROFESSOR OF EDUCATION, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN

Sarah McCarthey is Director of Teacher Education in the College of Education and Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She leads new and revised licensure programs for Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and the Secondary minor for students interested in teaching high school. Her research focuses on professional development in writing and writing instruction; she has worked with researchers and teachers to study the impact of an online writing environment, Scholar, on teachers’ instruction. Before completing her Ph.D. at Michigan State University, she taught in the Salt Lake City School District for eight years. Sarah is Co-Director (with Scott Filkins) of the University of Illinois Writing Project and was co-editor (with Mark Dressman and Paul Prior) of the journal, Research in the Teaching of English. She serves on the Board of Trustees at the Emma Willard School in Troy, NY.

MARK DRESSMAN

FOUNDATION FOUNDER
PROFESSOR, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN

Mark Dressman teaches courses in the secondary English education program and graduate courses in literacy studies and qualitative research within the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. His research interests include reconceptualizing the life and literacy histories of struggling adolescent students and the application of social theory in language and literacy research across cultural contexts. He is co-editor of Research in the Teaching of English.

JUDY A. ABBOTT

DEAN AND PROFESSOR, JAMES I. PERKINS COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AT STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY

Currently the Dean of the Perkins College of Education, Judy is committed to nurturing partnerships with regional public schools. These partnerships are accomplished through grants and external contracts, through professional development, through educator preparation, and through work on advisory councils. Noteworthy is her work with the College for All Texans campaign that allows her to help direct resources to regional school districts with high numbers of students who are identified as low socio-economic status, ethnically diverse, and/or first generation college-going status. She comes to SFASU after serving 16 years as faculty at West Virginia University. Before completing her Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin, Judy taught in the San Antonio Independent School District for four years.

PHIL WILDER

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ADOLESCENT LITERACIES AT CLEMSON UNIVERSITY, CLEMSON, SOUTH CAROLINA


Formerly a high school teacher and literacy coach, Phillip Wilder received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where his work with the Center for Education in Small Urban Communities established school-university partnerships supporting teacher inquiry and adolescent literacies. Now at Clemson University, he builds partnerships with school districts throughout South Carolina to improve adolescent access to disciplinary literacies. His research aims to engender more responsive teaching and equitable schools where the multiple literacies of adolescents are seen as knowledgeable contributions.

MICHAEL BORISH

CONSULTANT, INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, OTTAWA, CANADA

Michael Borish is a specialist in international development with a focus on financial sector reform and business development in emerging markets. President of the firm that bears his name and author of more than 15 publications in internationally recognized journals, Michael earned his Master’s degree at the University of Chicago. He is currently a part-time PhD candidate at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada in addition to working at Export Development Canada with a focus on enterprise risk management.

CARMEN GONZALES

VICE PRESIDENT FOR STUDENT SUCCESS, SANTA FE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (SFCC)

On October 1, 2012, Carmen took a position as Vice-President for Student Success at SFCC. She retired from New Mexico State University (NMSU) in January 2011 where she served as Vice-President for Student Success, Dean of the College of Extended Learning and faculty in the College of Education. During her tenure at NMSU Dr. Gonzales was Project Director for the Regional Education Technology Assistance program a US Department of Education grant. Dr. Gonzales was involved in a number of significant projects with the US Department of Education, the National Science Foundation and the Department of Agriculture. Her areas of expertise include higher education administration, technology integration and distributed learning.

CAROLYN SCHUBACH

DIRECTOR, DUAL LANGUAGE IMMERSION; UTAH STATE OFFICE OF EDUCATION

Carolyn Schubach is currently working with dual language immersion schools throughout Utah. Previously, Carolyn was the Associate Director of Dual Immersion and Advanced Learning Programs in the Granite School District in Salt Lake City, Utah. She has served as teacher and coordinator of the gifted programs and as an elementary and secondary principal, as well as curriculum director. Carolyn was director of Utah’s Principals’ Academy and president of Utah’s Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, or ASCD.

PATRICK (RICK) SCOTT

PROFESSOR EMERITUS, BILINGUAL MATHEMATICS EDUCATION, NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY

(Rick) Scott retired in 2006 as Professor of Bilingual Mathematics Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at New Mexico State University. He then served four year in New Mexico State government: first at the Public Education Department and then at the Higher Education Department. He recently retired from the Los Alamos National Lab Foundation where he directed an inquiry science program. Past Chair of the U.S. Commission on Mathematical Instruction, Rick serves as the International Representative of National Council of Teachers of Math, Vice Chair of the Board of International Scientific Organizations of the National Academy of Sciences and Vice President of the Inter-American Math Education Committee.

KIP TELLEZ

PROFESSOR, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ

Kip Téllez, Professor and previous Chair in the Education Department at UCSC, taught elementary and high school English Language Development (ELD) teacher in La Puente, California. He now teaches courses in ELD methods to
graduate students earning their credential. His research interests include second language education, teacher education, and the intersection of the two. He is currently editor of Teacher Education Quarterly.

JO WORTHY

PROFESSOR, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

A former middle and elementary school teacher, Jo Worthy specializes in language and literacy education teaching graduate research and methods courses in the teacher preparation program. Additionally, she directs a reading tutorial program at an elementary school in Austin and conducts research on teacher preparation, reading preferences and interests, and students who are not well served by schools.

in memorium

JANE L. ABE

RETIRED TEACHER, SALT LAKE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT, UTAH

Jane Abe taught for many years in the Extended Learning Program in the Salt Lake City School District. She served as curriculum coordinator for the program, and trained hundreds of teachers in the Talents Unlimited model of creative/critical thinking. Jane served as President of the Utah Association of Gifted Children, and taught Creativity Seminars through both Utah State University and the University of Utah.