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Dr. Julie A. Ray

Professor / Chair, MAT Exceptional Child Program Coordinator
Early Childhood Education

jaray@semo.edu
573.651.2444

Office: Scully  314


Vita

“How lucky we are to get paid for doing something that we love!” ~ Dr. Julie Ray 


Education
  • Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction:  Early Childhood Education, University of Missouri - Columbia.
  • M.S. in Early Childhood Education, Arkansas State University
  • B.S.E. Missouri State University
Certifications 
  • Early Childhood Education, B-3, Missouri Career Certificate
  • Elementary Education, K – 8, Missouri Life-time Certificate
  • Library Science, K – 12, Missouri Life-time Certificate
 Courses Taught 
  • Issues and Trends in Early Childhood Education (graduate)
  • Curriculum & Instruction in Early Childhood (graduate)
  • Family/School Partnerships in Elementary/Early Childhood Education (graduate)
  • Assessing Young Children’s Learning and Development (graduate)
  • Observation, Assessment and Data Analysis in Early Childhood (undergraduate)
  • Family/School Collaboration in Early Childhood Education (undergraduate)
  • Language Acquisition of the Young Child (undergraduate)
  • Developing Curriculum in Early Childhood Education (undergraduate)
  • Early Childhood Field Experience Supervision (undergraduate)
  • Teaching Social Studies in Elementary School (undergraduate)
  • Curriculum, Methods & Materials in Early Childhood Education (undergraduate)
  • Perceptual Motor Development (undergraduate)
  • Diagnostic Procedures (undergraduate)
  • Family & Community Resources (undergraduate)
  • Health, Safety & Nutrition of the Young Child (undergraduate)
  • Administration of Early Childhood Programs (undergraduate)
  • Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood Education (undergraduate)
  • Infant/Toddler Field Experience (undergraduate)
  • Pre-Kindergarten Field Experience (undergraduate)
  • Advanced Methods of Teaching Field Experience (undergraduate)
  • Student Teaching: Early Childhood/Elementary Education (undergraduate)
  • Introduction to Educational Methodologies (undergraduate)
  • Integrated Language Arts Concepts in Early Childhood/Elementary Education (undergraduate)
  • Integrated Social Studies in Early Childhood/Elementary Education (undergraduate)
  • Philosophical Foundations of Education (graduate)
 Recent Publications 
  • Ray, J., Wilburn, V., Odegard-Koester, M., & Ball, J. (2018). An experiential approach to mentoring academic leaders. The Department Chair, 29(2), 5-7. Invited article by the editor
  • Sofo, S, Thompson, E., Ray, J., & Dako-Gyeke, M. (2018). Play pedagogy: Perspectives of basic school teachers in Ghana. The International Journal of Early Childhood Learning, 24,(3/4), 17-29. Peer-Reviewed
  • Grant, K. & Ray, J. (2018). Home, School, and Community Collaboration: Culturally Responsive Family Engagement Practices (4th Ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. Textbook for undergraduate family engagement courses
  • Ray, J. (2016). Clinical Experiences. In D.L. Couchenour and K. Chrisman (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Contemporary Early Childhood Education, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. Invited article by the editors
  • Ray, J. & Davis, S. (2016). Language Diversity. In D.L. Couchenour and K. Chrisman (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Contemporary Early Childhood Education, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. Invited article by the editors
  • Grant, K. & Ray, J. (2015). Home, School, and Community Collaboration: Culturally Responsive Family Engagement Practices (3rd Ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. Textbook for undergraduate family engagement courses
 Recent Presentations
  • Ray, J., Wiseman, M., Winchester, E., (2018, November). Want to Improve our Family Engagement Practices? Develop a Comprehensive Family Engagement Plan! National Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference, Washington, DC.
  • Ray, J. (2018, October). Being a Positive Academic Leader in the Complex World of Higher Education. Missouri Association of Colleges of Teacher Education Fall Conference, Lake Ozark, MO.
  • Ray, J., Wilburn, V., Odegard-Koester, M., & Ball, J. (2017, February). An Experiential Approach to Mentoring Academic Leaders: Review, Practice, Report. Academic Chairperson’s Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Ray, J. (2017, November). Preparing Teacher Candidates for Meaningful Family Engagement, National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators Fall Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • Ray, J. & Uchtman, B. (2016, November). Engaging the “Drone Parents” Generation: Technology Tips for Communication, Home Learning, and School-based Activities with Today’s Millennial Families, National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Rogers-Adkinson, D. & Ray, J. (2016, October). Using the iPad as an Instructional Tool in Higher Education, UDELAS University, Panama City, Panama.
  • Rogers-Adkinson, D., Fridley, D., Ray, J., Cwick, S. (2016, Feb.). Innovations in Teacher Education, American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE) Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Ray, J., Davis, S., Dees. S. (2015, November). Leading the way with technology: Using the iPad as an instructional tool in early childhood teacher education courses. National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators (NAECTE) Fall Conference, Orlando, FL
  • Ray, J., Fridley, D., Hepler, B., Cwick, S. (2015, October). Difficult student issues = Tough decisions: educator preparation program policies and procedures that work. Missouri Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (MACTE) Fall Conference, Lake of the Ozarks, MO.
  • Ray, J., Cwick, S., Hepler, B. (2015, February). Co-teaching: A mutually beneficial school-university partnership for preparing teacher candidates. American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE) Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.
 

Contact

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