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Valerie Mann www.linkedin.

com/in/valeriekmann 816-

● Goal-driven professional with a strong background in Education, English and science

● Driven college professor with training in learning theory, both in methods used in face to face
and online learning
● Highly effective verbal and written communicator who is fluent in both English and sign
● Enthusiastic, competitive achiever who can balance goals and priorities
● Experienced researcher with knowledge of research methods
● Involved participant in JCCC committees and projects
● Computer-proficient performer with expertise in multiple platforms and programs
● Certified Adjunct Professor with training and extensive experience in Blackboard, Angel, D2L
and proprietary online learning management systems
● Skilled Master Teacher
● Facilitator of assessment tools, techniques and training

Areas of Interest

● Student success: Indicators for retention and persistence

● The cycle of assessment
● Teaching techniques
● Academic skills development
● Access for students with disabilities
● Teacher preparation and certification
● Leadership and development
● Civic engagement
● Community support

Professional Experience

● Director, Academic Achievement Center, Johnson County Community College, January 2017 to
● Director, Language Resource Center, Johnson County Community College, January 2017 to
● Chair, College Success, Johnson County Community College, August 2015 to current
● Doctoral Internship, Kansas City Kansas Community College, June 2015 to September 2015
● Adjunct Professor, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kansas, January 2003
to present, Learning Strategies and Writing Center English Module Courses
● Access Services Note-taker Coordinator, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park,
Kansas, April 2013 to November 2014
● Online Professor, Critical Thinking, University of Phoenix, 2007
● Adjunct Professor of Sign Language, Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, MO,
● Teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing, North Kansas City School District, North Kansas City,
MO 1995-1998
● Teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Shawnee Mission School District, Shawnee Mission, KS

Awards & Honors

● Extra Effort Award, Johnson County Community College, 2018

● Open Access Award, Johnson County Community College, 2017
● Lieberman Award Candidate, Johnson County Community College, award for excellence in
instruction, 2012-2013 & 2014-2015
● Unforgettable Spirit Award, Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties, 2009
● Encore Presentation Award, Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties, 2008
● Extra Mile Award, Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010,
● Co-Chairperson, Shawnee Mission Medical Center’s Tiny Tim Holiday Fantasy, 2011
● Honors, Master of Science in Deaf Education, University of Kansas

Memberships and Charitable Affiliations

● Chair, Developmental Education, Johnson County Community College

● Member, College Reading and Learning Association
● Member, Educational Technology Advisory Committee, Johnson County Community College
● Member, Awards Committee, Johnson County Community College
● Member, Strengths Advisory Council, Johnson County Community College
● Social Media Chairperson, Kansas City Ski Club
● Sustainer, Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties
● Vice-President of Marketing, Junior League of Wyandotte & Johnson Counties , 2012-2014
● Alumni Advisor for Intellectual Development, Alpha Chi Omega Sorority, Kansas State
● Volunteer, Lee Ann Britain Infant Development Center, Safehome, Habitat for Humanity, Piper


● Doctor of Education, Higher Education Leadership, Baker University, May 2018, GPA: 3.8
● Graduate Certificate, Educational Psychology, Michigan State University, in progress
● Master of Education, Deaf Education,1995, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, GPA: 3.94
● Bachelor of Elementary Education, with emphasis in English, special education & science, 1993,
Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, GPA: 3.4
Presentations and Projects

● Teaching Academic and Survival Skills | ”Learning Strategies for Academic Success” | Ft.
Lauderdale, FL |April 2019
● Annual Conference for the First Year Experience | “Learning Strategies as a Means to
Community College Student Success | Las Vegas, NV |February 2019
● JCCC Professional Development Days | The AAC: How WE Serve Students and Faculty” |
Spring 2019
● JCCC Adjunct Certification Training | “Effective Pedagogy” | 2018-2019
● National Conference on Effective Transitions in Adult Education conference presentation |
“TIPS: Best Practices” | Warwick, RI | 2017
● Student Orientation Visits | “What to Expect in College” | Johnson County Community College
● Volunteerism: A Way of Life | Johnson County Community College Speakers Bureau
● Student Handbook | Kansas City Kansas Community College| Update, revamped and revitalized
student handbook for incoming students
● Student Centered Teaching Techniques | Johnson County Community College Professional
Development Days
● Assessment by Design Workshop Facilitator | Assessment Council | Johnson County Community