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Jayne A.

12585 Stone Lined Circle Woodbridge, VA, 22192
703-623-4071 JS

Ph.D. Education and Human Development

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, 2014- currently enrolled
Major field: Literacy and Reading and Secondary in Teaching and Teacher Education, Ongoing
Research interests: writing with English language learners, teacher education

M.S.Education K-6, May 1986

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

B.S. Child and Family Studies, May 1980

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY


Commonwealth of Virginia, Postgraduate professional license, Elementary Education Prek-6. 2000

State of New York, Elementary Education, PreK-6, 1986

Professional Experience

1st Grade Classroom Teacher

Occoquan Elementary, Woodbridge, VA, 2000-present

3rd Grade Classroom Teacher

McKinley Brighten, Syracuse, NY, 1986-1990

Syracuse University Internship

McKinley Brighten, Syracuse, NY, 1985-1986


Early and Middle Childhood Literacy: Reading-Language Arts, National Board for Professional Teaching
Standards, 2013

Finalist of the Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award, Washington Post, 2007

Sherman, J. (2015, February). Why Carmen cant read or write: Writing workshop as an intervention for
English language learners. Paper presented at Critical Questions in Education Conference (CQIE): San
Diego, CA.

Sherman, J. (2015, March). The effectiveness of implementing a writing workshop approach to increasing
literacy acquisition with English language learners in a primary classroom. Paper presentation at the
Teachers of English Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL): Toronto, Canada.

Active Proposals Under Review

Sherman, J. (under review). Why dont students read serious books? How can teachers motivate and
encourage students to love books and not discourage them? Paper to be presented at Critical Questions
in Education Conference (CQIE): San Antonio, TX.

Sherman, J. (under review). Writing workshop and effective pedagogical practice for a few good teachers?
Paper to be presented at Critical Questions in Education Conference (CQIE): San Antonio, TX.

Sherman, J. (under review). Implementing writing workshop with English language learners in primary
grades: What does research say about this pedagogical practice? Paper to be presented at Teachers of
English Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL): Baltimore, MD.


Under Review

Sherman, J., & Naggles, A. (under review). Writing workshop in a first grade classroom: What does it look
like? Education Leadership.

Professional Service

Grade Level Chair, 2005-present

Occoquan ES

Site Facilitator for George Mason University Elementary PDS Program, 2010-present
Occoquan ES

Mentor Teacher for GMU Elementary Education PDS program, 2008-present

Occoquan ES

Lead Mentor of New Teachers, 2005-present

Occoquan ES

Writing Professional Development Presenter, 2014-2015

Occoquan ES

Mentor Teacher for James Madison University Teacher Candidate, 2012-2013

Occoquan ES

Literacy Night Coordinator, March 2013

Occoquan ES

Member of the International Literacy Association, ILA, 2008-present

Member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, ASCD, 2008-present

Member of the National Council of Teachers of English, NCTE, 2008-present

Continued Educational Training

Curriculum Mapping Designer, 2005-present

Literacy Symposium at George Mason University, May 2015
ESOL professional development, 2014-2015
Professional Performance Process, 2010
Developmental Reading Assessment, DRA, Training, 2000