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Education

  • Doctorate of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction, University of New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Master of Curriculum and Instruction, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
  • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, Louisiana College, Pineville, Louisiana

Academic Programs

  • BA Elementary Education

Professor, School of Education

Biography

Christy grew up in a small rice farming town in south Louisiana.  Her parents were teachers, so school and education have always played an important role in her life.  She graduated from Louisiana College with a degree in Elementary Education.  As an undergraduate student at Louisiana College, she met her husband, Wade Warren, also a current professor at the college.  Texas A&M University is where she earned her Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction along with a Reading Specialist certification and a Language Arts Supervision certification.  Her Doctorate of Philosophy is in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of New Orleans. Her classroom teaching experiences include teaching first and third grades and also supervising student teachers from Texas A&M.  Currently, she teaches the reading and language arts methods courses and children’s literature in the undergraduate program.  She also teaches courses in the MAT graduate program. She is a wife and mother to two daughters, Casey and Chloe.  She loves cats and has three of her very own.  Her favorite things include collecting children’s literature, reading books, going to flea markets, and spending time with family.  She attends Kingsville Baptist Church where she and Wade lead the College Sunday School class. She feels grateful to be able to teach at her alma mater and be a part of training effective teachers for the children of today.

Courses Taught

  • ED 223 Children’s Literary Experience
  • ED 315 Reading Methods for Elementary
  • ED 316 Reading Practicum for Elementary
  • ED 318 Social Studies Methods for Elementary
  • ED 320 Language Arts Methods for Elementary
  • ED 335 Introduction to Reading in the Secondary School
  • ED 503 Advanced Topics in Education
  • ED 571 Seminar in Teaching Success
  • ED 572 Seminar in Instructional Pedagogy, Specialized Skills and Practices
  • ED 574 Reading in the Middle and Secondary School
  • ED 575 Reading Practicum in the Middle and Secondary School

Related Training

  • Common Core State Standards training October 2012
  • COMPASS Teacher Evaluation training July 2012
  • Attended Louisiana Reading Association Conference 2010
  • Member of the Louisiana Board of Examiners for the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (2008-2009)
  • Professional Development in-services with Rapides High School and Hadnot Hayes Elementary
  • Curriculum Redesign of Elementary, Secondary, Practitioner, Non-masters
  • Alternate Certification, and K-12 Programs for Louisiana College Teacher Education Department
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education author of Standard One: Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions for Louisiana College (Full Accreditation given by NCATE in 2007)
  • PASS-PORT Trained
  • Quest Tech Trained

Research Interests

  • Literacy
  • Struggling Readers
  • Children’s Literature
  • Content Literacy Strategies