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Dr. Sharon Dees

Assistant Professor
Early Childhood & Elementary Education

sdees@semo.edu
573.651.2122

Office: Scully  401 E


Vita

“I love working with the Tomorrow's Teachers Learning Community. I think it is important to start the professional attitude of teaching with our beginning students. I enjoy watching them grow as they learn about themselves as educators and begin to work collaboratively. I also enjoy focusing on Early Childhood Education with our more advanced teacher candidates. Early Childhood sets the stage for all education.” ~ Dr. Sharon Dees


Education

  • Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • M.A. in Teaching, Webster University
  • B.S. in Education, Elementary with an area of concentration in Early Childhood, Southeast Missouri State University

Certifications

  • Elementary Education, 1-8
  • Early Childhood Education, PK-3
  • Early Childhood Special Education, PK-3

Courses Taught

  • Language Development of the Young Child
  • Developing Curriculum in Early Childhood Education
  • Assessment and Curriculum in the Early Years
  • Early Childhood Field Experience Supervision
  • Classroom Management
  • Parent and School Collaboration
  • Teaching Math, Science, Social Studies in Early Childhood
  • Foundations of Early Childhood Special Education (both undergrad and graduate, Quality Matters approved)
  • Curriculum, Methods and Program Management in Early Childhood (graduate, Quality Matters approved)
  • American Schools as Seen Through the Media
  • Introduction to Education as a Profession
  • Theories of Learning and Management
  • Foundations of Reading Techniques
  • Foundations of Language Arts Techniques
  • Elementary Field Experience Supervision
  • Corrective Reading Instruction
  • Reading Study Strategies and Skills
  • Techniques of Teaching Elementary Mathematics
  • Teaching Science in the Elementary School
  • Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary School
  • Integrating Math, Science, Social Science and Health
  • Introduction to Technology in the Classroom

Recent Publications

  • Whitcher-Skinner, K., Dees, S. J., Watkins, P. (2017). Living and Learning Communities: One University's Journey. Learning Communities Research and Practice, 5(1), Article 4.

Recent Presentations

  • Dees, S., Smith, R. (2017) Learning Communities. Faculty Development Day. Southeast Missouri State University, January, Cape Girardeau, MO
  • Dees, S., Uchtman, B. (2017) Writing to learn: Using children's thoughts to promote literacy. Juried presentation. National Association for the Education of Young Children, November, Atlanta, GA
  • Dees, S. (2017) Salvation Army Professional Training, Estes Park, CO
  • Davis, S., Dees, S., Ray, J. (2015) Leading the Way with Technology: Using the iPad as an Instructional Tool in Early Childhood Teacher Education Courses. Juried presentation. National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators Conference, November, Orlando. FL

Contact

573.651.2122
jwooldridge@semo.edu
Scully 313
Dept. of Elem., Early & Special Edu.
One University Plaza, MS 5575
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701