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School-University Partnerships

The Department of Teaching and Learning is actively working to build relationships with surrounding school divisions to strengthen our teacher preparation programs. Our current work focuses on Norfolk Public Schools and some of our partnership schools are highlighted below along with clinical faculty from these partner schools. Additional information about field experiences for teacher candidates can be located on the Office of Clinical Experiences website.

We recognize the good work of the teachers in schools mentoring and coaching ODU teacher candidates. Read about our award recipients.

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Academy for Discovery at Lakewood

Academy for Discovery at Lakewood

In partnership with students, families, and community, Academy for Discovery at Lakewood will inspire in its students a lifelong passion for learning in a global society. With a commitment to academic excellence and personal integrity, students will demonstrate independent and reflective thinking, creativity, as well as a sense of social responsibility and intercultural understanding.


Highlights:

  • ADL is a fully authorized IB World School offering the Middle Years Programme in grades 6 through 8.
  • ADL also specializes in Project Based Learning at grades 3 through 5.
  • Future Problem Solving is offered to both elementary and middle school students as a morning activity. All 6th graders take FPS as a course as well. ADL has had a state champion team or individual for the last four years at the Virginia State Bowl.
  • ADL Athletics Program won the Superintendent's Cup in 2018 for the best Middle School Athletics Program.

Partnership Activities:

  • MonarchTeach
  • Site-based teaching
    • TLED 360: Classroom Management and Discipline
    • TLED 432/532: Developing Instructional Strategies PreK-6: Language Arts
    • TLED 435/535: Developing Instructional Strategies PreK-6: Social Studies
  • Observation placements
  • Practicum placements
  • Student teaching placements

Clinical Faculty

Holly Caprio

Holly Caprio

Grades 4 and 5 Elementary Autism Self-Contained

Clinical Faculty Experience: Observation Students

Terri Gayer

Terri Gayer

Grades 6-8 Theater

Clinical Faculty Experience: Observation Students, Practicum Students, and Student Teaching Interns Areas of Expertise: Performance-based learning, adapting curriculum for students with special abilities, curriculum development

Alyshia Hicks

Alyshia Hicks

Grades 7 and 8 Visual Arts

Clinical Faculty Experience: Observation Students, Practicum Students, and Student Teaching Interns Areas of Expertise: digital art, International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme, project-based learning

Holly Holm

Holly Holm

Grades 7 and 8 Language and Literature

Clinical Faculty Experience: Observation Students, Practicum Students, and Student Teaching Interns Area of Expertise: International Baccalaureate


Jessica Huntoon

Jessica Huntoon

Grade 6 Social Studies

Clinical Faculty Experience: Observation Students, Practicum Students, and Student Teaching Interns Areas of Expertise: International Baccalaureate , project-based learning, unit planning-Understanding by Design, student-centered instruction

Jennessa Libby-Reynolds

Jennessa Libby-Reynolds

Grade 5 Reading

Clinical Faculty Experience: Observation Students, Practicum Students, and Student Teaching Interns Areas of Expertise: Designing units around project-based learning

Latoya Rivers

Latoya Rivers

Grades 3-8 Gifted Resource Teacher

Clinical Faculty Experience: Observation Students Areas of Expertise: Gifted education

Analisa Santillan

Analisa Santillan

Grade 7 Science and Instructional Technology

Clinical Faculty Experience: Observation Students, Practicum Students, and Student Teaching Interns Areas of Expertise: Project-based learning, inquiry-based learning, instructional technology


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Blair Middle School

Welcome to Blair Middle School, where academic rigor is a tradition. The Blair Middle School community is strong because our caring and dedicated staff focuses on family engagement, positive relationships, and mutual trust. We are committed to school-wide literacy through the use of instructional technology in preparation for our global society. Our school is focused on fostering a culture of high expectations and mutual respect for our students, staff, families, and greater community. We are prepared to show respect to ourselves and others, have integrity in all we do, and put forth our best effort every day.



Clinical Faculty

Tomisha Adkisson

Tomisha Adkisson

Grade 8 Special Education, Social Studies

Clinical Faculty Experience: Practicum, Student Teaching; Areas of Expertise: Specially Designed Instruction

Rita Bell

Rita Bell

Grade 7 Language Arts Collaborative

Clinical Faculty Experience: Observation Students

Renee Colatrella Brightman

Renee Colatrella Brightman

Grades 6, 7, and 8 Health and Physical Education

Clinical Faculty Experience: Student Teaching Interns Areas of Expertise: classroom management

Catrina Cuffee

Catrina Cuffee

Grade 8 Special Education/Collaborative English, Language Arts

Clinical Faculty Experience: Observation, Practicum, Student Teaching; Areas of Expertise: Specially Designed Instruction, Differentiation, Collaborative Teaching, Case Management, IEP Development, Data Collection


Mrs. Allison Hazzard

Mrs. Allison Hazzard

Grade 6 Science

Clinical Faculty Experience: Observation Students,Practicum Students, and Student Teaching Interns Areas of Expertise: Quality questioning and incorporating culturally relevant material

Kimberly Jackson

Kimberly Jackson

Grade 7 Science

Clinical Faculty Experience: Observation, Practicum

Christi Johnson

Christi Johnson

Grade 8 math

Clinical Faculty Experience: Observation and Student Teaching; Areas of Expertise: Team Building

Leslie Kampschmidt

Leslie Kampschmidt

Grade 8 Earth Science

Clinical Faculty Experience: Observation Students, Practicum Students, and Student Teaching Interns Areas of Expertise: STEM practices, Blair’s Learning Garden, Kagan Strategies


Karen Krepper

Karen Krepper

Grade 6 math

Clinical Faculty Experience: Student Teaching; Areas of Expertise: Teacher Mentoring

Yvette P. Smith Lawrence

Yvette P. Smith Lawrence

Grades 6, 7, and 8 Special Education Emotional Disabilities/Resources

Clinical Faculty Experience: Observation Students, Practicum Students, and Student Teaching Interns Areas of Expertise: mindfulness for the ED students’ emotional stability

Jason Lesseigne

Jason Lesseigne

Grade 8 Math

Clinical Faculty Experience: Observation, Practicum, Student Teaching; Areas of Expertise: Problem Solving and Critical Thinking Areas of Expertise: Quality questioning and incorporating culturally relevant material

Kristen McClung

Kristen McClung

Grade 7 English Language Arts

Clinical Faculty Experience: Observation Students, Practicum Students, and Student Teaching Interns Areas of Expertise: struggling readers, lesson planning, classroom management


Armani Parker

Armani Parker

Grade 8 Environmental, Life, and Physical Science

Clinical Faculty Experience: Observation Students and Student Teaching Interns Areas of Expertise: incorporating culturally relevant pedagogy in curriculum and adapting curriculum for students with special abilities

Jessica Staub

Jessica Staub

Grade 8 Special Education Math

Clinical Faculty Experience: Practicum Students and Student Teaching Interns Areas of Expertise: specially designed instruction

Suzanne Tate

Suzanne Tate

Grade 8 English Language Arts

Clinical Faculty Experience: Student Teaching Interns Areas of Expertise: coaching, essay writing


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Ingleside Elementary School

Ingleside Elementary School is a Title I school serving approximately 540 students. Our students range in grades from three year old prekindergarten to fifth grade. We are a fully accredited school and offer both enrichment and remediation programs to meet our students' needs.

Partnership Activities:

  • Site-based teaching
    • TLED 468/568: Language Acquisition and Reading for Students with Diverse Learning Needs
    • TLED 478/578: Integrating Instruction Across the Curriculum PreK-6
  • Tutoring

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Larchmont Elementary School

Larchmont Elementary is a safe, secure and vibrant environment where students are respected, valued, and appreciated for their individual diversity. All stakeholders will be faced with expectations for success and productivity while they are simultaneously challenged and nurtured. Larchmont continually strives to produce citizens who are confident, powerfully literate, and life-long learners.

Highlights:

  • Larchmont has received the Governor's award of Excellence and/or Distinguished School Award every year since 2009.
  • The school's PTA has received the National PTA Award of Excellence for the past 6 years.
  • Model Level School with the Elizabeth River Project.
  • Founding Chapter of the National Elementary Honor Society 2008 - 2018.

Partnership Activities:

  • MonarchTeach
  • Volunteering
  • Observation placements
  • Practicum placements

Tidewater Park Elementary School

Tidewater Park School

In 1955, ground was broken for the construction of Tidewater Park Elementary School. The faculty and staff at Tidewater Park School provide services to the students and the community in the Tidewater Gardens Neighborhood and the Young Terrace Neighborhood of Norfolk through thoughtful planning, maintenance of a rigorous curriculum and the creation of innovative before and after school programs.

Partnership Activities:

  • Practicum Placement

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