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Terry Lashley

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  • Higher Ed: Education, Higher Ed: Other, Researcher, Evaluator 

BIO

TERRY L. LASHLEY, Ph.D.
1217 Osprey Lane
Knoxville, TN 37922
Telephone 865-675-4268
Fax 865-675-4267
E-Mail t_lashley@charter.net

CAREER SUMMARY

Thirty years of progressive experience in managing program design and development of K-12 instruction and curriculum reform for teachers and students, conducting classes in science, mathematics and information technology for elementary teachers and middle/high school students and teachers, evaluation of large scale reform projects, grant development and development of undergraduate, pre-service teachers. Seventeen of the last thirty years includes extensive interactions with scientists/mathematicians/engineers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and program work in higher education. Serve in executive leadership positions for local, regional, and national science/education/professional development programs and teacher academies/institutes.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

PRESIDENT, 2007-Current
SouthEast Educational, Inc., Knoxville, Tennessee

SouthEast Educational (SEED), Inc. is a private, non-profit agency dedicated to school improvement through enhanced teaching and learning. SEED offers data-driven consultative services and professional development for schools and school systems locally, regionally and nationally.

Facilitator for Learning to Lead Mathematics Professional Development program

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, August 2004 - 2007
Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, Tennessee

Teach undergraduate elementary and middle school science, mathematics, social studies methods, and middle school coursework in the 2+2 program. Supervise practicum students.

Serve as a Math and Science Program Improvement Review evaluation expert for a newly funded FIPSE grant which spans the period of student teaching and the induction year.

Certified as a National Science Teacher Association Science Program Improvement Review (sPIR) consultant with expertise in data collection and evaluation of school and district science programs. Participated in the evaluation of school district science programs in Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, Ohio and Virginia.

Piloted LessonLab Research Institute's Videocases for Science Teaching Analysis (2006-2007) with preservice teachers.


ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, August 2004 -2007
The University of Tennessee
East Tennessee Science Partnership (ETnSP) a state Math Science Partnership Grant
Tennessee Appalachian Center for Higher Education (TnACHE)

Project Director for ETnSP focusing on improvement in middle grades science instruction. Former Principal Investigator for TnACHE, a project which works to increase the educational attainment through post-secondary education in underserved, economically-distressed Appalachian counties. Currently serve TnACHE in an advisory position. Continued with the ARSI until the project end in the fall of 2005.

DIRECTOR, August 1997- 2004
Resource Collaborative at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
Appalachian Rural Systemic Initiative (ARSI) Resource Collaborative
East Tennessee Science Partnership
Tennessee Appalachian Center for Higher Education
Gaining Early Awareness of Undergraduate Programs (GEAR-UP)

Manage multi-disciplined education and curriculum projects, achieving systemic reform and promoting improved mathematics and science instruction achievement. Interact with State Departments of Education, Superintendents and key administration personnel in school districts in Tennessee, Kentucky, and North Carolina, for improved mathematics and science instruction and achievement, and systemic reform. Aggressive in brokering services and resources through networking and collaboration throughout this region. Responsible for an annual budget exceeding $1.4m.

Facilitate multi-disciplined projects and programs for/between school districts, Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), National Science Foundation (NSF), National Science Resource Center (NSRC), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and U. S. Department of Education/State Department Education (SDE) staff, enhancing the teaching/learning capabilities, funding levels and science/mathematics curricula standards for grades K-12. Work with community colleges, 4-year colleges and universities to build K-16 partnerships and infrastructure for the improvement of science, mathematics and technology education.

Served as Project Director and a professional development provider for a state MSP grant, the East Tennessee Science Partnership. Focus is on improvements in middle school science teaching and learning

Using Data Getting Results Data Facilitator. Have also provided UDGR professional development through an MSP grant and a RSI.

Participated in the data collection and evaluation reporting for multi-state math and science programs.

Participated in use of the Michigan State University Science Teacher Analysis Matrix (STAM). Collected and used STAM data for the evaluation of science instruction.

Served as a Local Co-PI for the Appalachian Math Science Partnership (AMSP) grant (UK, UVa-Wise and UT). The AMSP is a $22.4m grant which is providing improved content knowledge within a K-16 teaching and learning environment.

Facilitated Project Acclaim Mathematics Professional Development Teams & associated college/university partners in Tennessee and North Carolina. The project focus was middle and secondary mathematics improvement (2002-2003)

Competitively selected as a State Coordinator for the NSTA Building a Presence for Science Program (BAP). BAP is currently building a communication infrastructure for approximately 1800 science educators across the state promoting high-quality, standards-based instruction in science and professional development of science educators

Recruited by NSF and the Rice University Teachers Experiencing the Arctic and Antarctic program to assist with the development of activities and curriculum for national distribution to promote and encourage studies in polar science and global environmental science issues

Competitively selected for WestEd's National Academy for Science Education Leadership program (First Cohort: 1998-2000). Served as a Mentor for other Academy participants

Selected and trained for the AAAS Project 2061 Science Literacy Leaders for a Changing Future Professional Development cadre

Continuously facilitating interactions and resources between communities, school districts and the National Science Foundation, National Science Resource Center, Appalachian Regional Commission, National Science Teachers Association, U.S. Department of Education, State department education staff and private foundations


EDUCATION PARTNERSHIPS TEAM LEADER/PROGRAM MANAGER, 1991-1997
Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Contractor for the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Managed and implemented creative science, mathematics, and technology activities/programs for K-12 educators. Responsible for annual budgets exceeding $500K

Managed budget and staff/resources for programs for area public schools and the Tennessee Department of Education resulting in improved instructional pedagogy and resources

Selected by the Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Consortium at the Appalachia Educational Laboratory to provide regional Standards-based Science Workshops promoting educational reform

Developed evaluation expertise through a 4-year relationship with the WestEd National Center for Improving Science Education (NCISE) resulting in the evaluation of all K-12 science, mathematics, and technology programs offered through the Department of Energy's (ORNL) Office of University and Science Education

Secured competitive funding to increase educational outreach

Managed, designed, and developed Science/Mathematics/Technology Programs for selected teachers on site and in outreach in Appalachia, including the Appalachian Regional Commission's Summer Science Honors Academy

Budgeted, designed, and managed a collaborative program with Argonne National Laboratory and the Chicago Academy of Sciences resulting in a national effort promoting water quality outreach activities with a select cadre of museum educators

Funded Projects: NSF Arctic Research Experience, Professional development programs for the Appalachian Rural Systemic Initiative, Memphis Urban Systemic Initiative Professional Development, SW Virginia Education Consortium, and University of Alabama Preservice/Inservice Programs


DIRECTOR, 1990-1991
Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Ecological and Physical Sciences Study Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Supervised subcontract staff and managed outreach program for K-12 students and teachers, part-time

Evaluated program and curriculum effectiveness

Recruited participants and developed program content for regional/state outreach events such as National Science and Technology Week, National Chemistry Week, Earth Day, and other national programs


SCIENCE TEACHER, 1989-1991
Knox County Schools, Knoxville, Tennessee
The Center School

Selected, prepared, and taught science curriculum for returning high school dropouts, ages 17-25. Assisted with instruction in other subject areas (mathematics and English)


SCIENCE TEACHER, 1977-1989
Knox County Schools, Knoxville, Tennessee
Cedar Bluff Middle School

Taught earth science to eighth grade students and was the lead instructor and author for Knox County School's interdisciplinary gifted science education program, Science Seminar

SCIENCE TEACHER, 1971-73
Fayette R-III Schools, Fayette, Missouri

Taught AP Biology, Biology and Physical Science


EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE, Knoxville
Ph.D. in Science Education with a concentration in Theory and Practice in Teacher Education & Instructional Technology
M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction concentration in Secondary Science Education


UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN, Superior
B.S. in Biology/Secondary Education


OTHER

Committees/Awards Videocases for Science Teaching Analysis (ViSTA) LessonLab Research Institute Pilot participant, 2006-2007
Supercomputing 2007 Education Program Committee Member
Supercomputing 2006 Education Conference Mentor and Team Leader, 2006
Purdue University Summer Supercomputing Team Leader, 2006
Supercomputing 2005 Team Leader, Seattle, WA
"Distinguished Educator of the Year" 2005, Tennessee Science Teachers Association
National Science Teachers Association Building a Presence for Science State Coordinator 2000-present
NAEP Science Focus Framework Committee, 2005
Tennessee Technological University Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Planning Committee and Education Representative, 2005- 2007
Education Programming Committee, Oak Ridge Schools, 2004
Appalachian Mathematics and Science Partnership (NSF), Local Co-PI, 2001- 2004
Appalachian Mathematics and Science Partnership (NSF), Management Team Member, 2001-current


Committees/Awards
Appalachian Mathematics and Science Partnership (NSF), Design Team Member, 2006-Current
Appalachian Scholars Advisory Board, College of Mathematics at UT
Appalachian Collaborative Center for Learning and Instruction in Mathematics,
Professional Development Committee and Professional Development Team Advisory Board (2001-2003)
Tennessee Regional Mathematics and Science Summit IV Director/Chairperson
Tennessee Gateway Testing Consultant and Team Leader, 2000
Southern Regional Education Board, Rural Advisory Panel 1999-Current
State Mathematics and Science Leadership participant, 1998
1998-2000 Cohort National Academy for Science Education Leadership (competitively selected)
AAAS Project 2061 Science Literacy Professional Development (competitively selected) Cadre
1997 NSF Arctic Research Experience (competitively selected), Toolik, Alaska
TN Science Teachers Association Executive Board (elected)
National Science Scholars Scholarship Panel (selected)
YWCA Tribute to Women 1996 Finalist
U.S. Department of Energy, Education Program Evaluation Cadre
State Department of Education Eisenhower Mathematics/Science Program Presenter
Appalachian Math Science Partnership Advisory Board Member
Tennessee Appalachian Center for Higher Education Board Member
Tennessee Tech University Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Faculty Representative for Outreach 2004-2006
Appalachia Educational Laboratory Steering Committee Appalachia Educational Laboratory (AEL)
National Science Education Standards/Tennessee Science Framework Trainer and Team Leader (East Tennessee)
Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation/Lockheed Martin Energy Systems Corporation Advisory Board for Persons with Disabilities

Grants

Assisted with the development of a Kentucky-Tennessee FIPSE grant which is examining student teaching and first year teacher practices. Funded at $650K over 3 years. Now serving as an expert science program reviewer for the grant.

Conceptualized, wrote and will direct a state-level Math Science Partnership grant providing assistance to middle grades science teachers in 6 rural school districts. This grant provides data-driven, science content professional development leading to the attainment of highly qualified status via the HOUSSE Matrix. Funded at $810K over 3 years.

Conceptualized and directed the development of a U.S. Department of Education "GEARUP: GRADKIDS" Grant funded at $3m. The goals of this project are to improve educational opportunities and programs in all academic disciplines and to increase post-secondary educational attainment in two Appalachian Regional Commission distressed counties. Serve as Project Director.

Conceptualized and directed the development of a Whirlpool Foundation Strategic Grant funded at $30K. Served as the Principal Investigator

Conceptualized and developed a Tennessee Appalachian Center for Higher Education Network. Serve as Principal Investigator 2002-present. Funding fluctuates annually.


Grants (continued)
Conceptualized and directed the development of a $20K NASA-funded project for rural Appalachia "Starwatch: Observational Astronomy in Rural Appalachia" served as a community-based project involving community members with science-focused activities. Fourteen teachers as well as community members were trained as facilitators to serve as the community-based, astronomy outreach educators

Developed program and budget, delivered and managed a $25K grant "Addressing the Science Inquiry Standard: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment" resulting in authentic student assessments for inquiry-driven classrooms

Developed program and budget, delivered and managed a $25K grant "Strategic Support for Science Literacy in Tennessee" resulting in the examination of aligned curriculum materials

Developed program and budget and managed a $30K grant "Advanced Tools for Mathematics and Science" resulting in the integration of mathematics and science instruction with technology and computer science

Directed, staffed and managed a $95K Teacher Enhancement project in Science, Mathematics and Technology resulting in the professional development of over 150 teachers in standards-based instruction and improvement in student achievement scores

Developed, staffed and managed a $10K Curriculum Alignment Project funded by the Appalachia Educational Laboratory resulting in ARSI school district initial work on curriculum guides aligned with the State of Tennessee Assessments

Professional Affiliations Association for Science Teacher Education
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Tennessee Staff Development Council
Tennessee Science Teachers Association
National Staff Development Council
National Association for Research in Science Teaching
National Science Education Leadership Association
National Science Teachers Association
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Publications/Writings

Lashley, T. L., and Wallace, D.G. (2005, July). Using data to prescribe professional development. www.nces.org.
Lashley, T. L. and Skolits, G. (2005) Early indicators of the impact of data-driven assistance and professional development. In Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
Lashley, T. L., Skolits, G., and Melear, C.T. (2005) Short-term effects of data-driven professional development for middle school teachers of science. In Proceedings of the International Association of Science Teacher Educators at http://aste.chem.pitt.edu.
Skolits, G and Lashley, T. L., (2006) Data-driven professional development for middle school teachers of science. In Symposium of Powerful Teaching. Harriman Tennessee: Roane State Community College.
The East Tennessee Science Partnership, a state-level MSP, 2004, funded at $810K
Lashley, T. L. (2003) Designing external evaluations for funded projects, Institute for Assessment and Evaluation (IAE) Conference, University of Tennessee, published IAE website.
- "The Sustainability of GEAR UP Project Initiatives in middle schools of East Tennessee: A study of the Residual Impact of the University of Tennessee GEAR UP partnership" MSERA, 2003.
"The Transformative Experiences of a Scientist-Professor with Teacher Candidates," an unpublished dissertation
"The Transformative Experiences of a Scientist-Professor with Teacher Candidates accepted/presented at the National Association for Research in Science Teaching Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA, March, 2002
"Transformative Experiences of a Scientist Instructor with Teacher Candidates" accepted/presented at the Association for the Education of Teachers of Science Conference, Charlotte, NC, January 2002
"Appalachian Rural Systemic Initiative: An Account of and Reflection on a Service Learning Collaboration of Two Science Educators" accepted for the AERA Convention, 2001.
"Developing Leadership for 21st Century Mathematics and Science Education" proposal, not funded
Tennessee Appalachian Higher Education Network, Appalachian Regional Commission proposal, 2002, funded ARC proposal
"GRADKIDS" U. S. Department of Education GEARUP proposal 2000, funded
Whirlpool Strategic Grant 2000, funded
"Addressing the Science Inquiry Standard" Eisenhower proposal 1999-2000, funded
"Strategic Support for Science Literacy in Tennessee," Eisenhower proposal 1998-99, funded
"Advanced Tools for Mathematics and Science," Eisenhower proposal, 1997-98, funded
Multi-state Integrated Standards-based Curriculum, 1996-97
"Excellence in Appalachia," Eisenhower proposal, 1996-97, funded
"Bettering an Enterprise Area with Mathematics and Science (BEAMS)," Goals 2000 proposal, 1997, funded
Featured in: "Visions of Teaching and Learning," 80 Exemplary Middle Level Projects, 1990
Science Seminar Curriculum, Integrated Science Program for Talented and Gifted Students in Knox County Schools, 1987

Grant Reviews Funds for Improved Post Secondary Education
Minority Science Engineering Improvement Program (MSEIP), U.S. DE
Smaller Learning Communities (SLC), U. S. DE (2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007)
And other smaller state and regional grant reviews

Presentations Closing the Achievement Gap in Middle Grades
Learning to Lead Mathematics Professional Development
Using Data Getting Results
Curriculum Topic Study
Adult Learning Theory and Methodology
Use of Assessment Probes and Formative Assessment
Individualizing Professional Development for K-12 Teachers
Data-driven Professional Development
"Backward Design" Lesson and Unit Planning
Using Data to Support Effective Schools
College Access Issues
Using Data for School Improvement including Analyzing Student Work
Experimental Design
Teacher Preparation
Talented and Gifted Curriculum/Instruction in Science
Science Education Reform
Science Inquiry
Multiple Intelligences and Science Inquiry
Proposal Preparation/Grantsmanship
Curriculum Alignment 

EXPERTISE

Data Analysis, Science Inquiry, Science Content, Formative and Summative Assessment in Mathematics and Science K-12), AAAS Project 2061 resources, 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Lashley, T. L., and Wallace, D.G. (2005, July). Using data to prescribe professional development. www.nces.org.

Lashley, T. L. and Skolits, G. (2005) Early indicators of the impact of data-driven assistance and professional development. In Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Lashley, T. L., Skolits, G., and Melear, C.T. (2005) Short-term effects of data-driven professional development for middle school teachers of science. In Proceedings of the International Association of Science Teacher Educators at http://aste.chem.pitt.edu.

Skolits, G and Lashley, T. L., (2006) Data-driven professional development for middle school teachers of science. In Symposium of Powerful Teaching. Harriman Tennessee: Roane State Community College.