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Sandra Davis: Faculty and Staff

Dr. Sandra Davis
Professor, Elementary Education Coordinator
904-819-6232

Department:

Education

Research, Professional and Creative Activity:

Doctorate of Education: Child and Youth Studies, Nova Southeastern University

Specialization:  Curriculum Development and Systemic Change

Master of Education:  Education, Salisbury University 

Specialization: Reading

Bachelor of Science:  Elementary Education, Salisbury University 

Bachelor of Arts:  Studio Art, Salisbury State College

  • Florida Department of State Division of Historical Resources grant recipient for work to create an online curriculum highlighting historical St. Augustine, 2001
  • Co-author of lesson plans for St. Augustine landmarks The Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse and The Fountain of Youth Park
  • Member, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Professional Profile:

Dr. Davis has taught at Flagler College since 1998 and was promoted to full professor in 2011. Her credentials include 30+ years in the field of education. Prior to joining the faculty at Flagler College, Dr. Davis taught elementary students in Maryland for 12 years; seven years as a Title 1 Mathematics teacher. She is a committed advocate for education in St. Johns County schools, leads the Clinical Educator Training program, and the summer Flagler College Creative Writing Camp. 

Teaching and Related Service:

 Courses taught:

  • Elementary Methods of Mathematics
  • Elementary Methods of Language Arts
  • Intro to Technology & Portfolio Design
  • Professional Development
  • Classroom Management
  • Diagnostic Reading
  • Elementary Methods of the Arts
  • Elementary Reading Instruction
  • Methods of Social Sciences
  • Electronic Portfolio Development

Previously taught at:

  • Sojourner-Douglass College, MD
  • Wicomico County Public Schools, MD

Florida Leader Magazine, The Best of Florida Schools 2001, Most Novel Idea Award Recipient

Maryland’s Elementary Mathematics Teacher of the Year, 2007

More Information:

HONORS AND AWARDS
  • Awarded Sabbatical Leave, Fall 2012 to write a manuscript, Developing Mathematics Proficiency through Ancient Time Algorithms to Invented Strategies Found in Today’s Classrooms.
  • Florida Leader Magazine, The Best of Florida Schools 2001: Most Novel Idea
  • Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics: Maryland’s Elementary Mathematics Teacher of the Year 1997
PRESENTATIONS
  • Begin simple, applaud frequently: Increasing writing proficiency and self-esteem through daily interactive writing. LESLLA 2015 Annual Conference, St Augustine, FL November 2015
  • Developing Mathematics Proficiency through Ancient Time Algorithms to Invented Strategies Found in Today’s Classrooms, The Learner: Twenty Second International Conference on Learning, Madrid, Spain, July 2015
  • Training Pre-Service Teachers to Teach Math Creatively, 2015 HUIC Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Education Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii January 2015
  • Prospective Student Day (2000, 2015)
  • Literacy in Learning Emerges through Home-School Dialogue Journals, The Learner: Twenty First International Conference on Learning, New York City, July 2014
  • This is what I did today! The Use of Dialogue Journals to Increase Communication between Home and School, Poster Presentation, Florida Council for Exceptional Children’s 67th Annual Conference, October 2013
  • Language Learning and Rich Rewards Emerge through Family Message Journals, Florida Literacy Conference, Captiva, Florida May 2013
  • Teaching Mathematics for Conceptual Understanding in the Intermediate Classroom, Miller Intermediate School, July 2011
  • Teaching Mathematics for Conceptual Understanding in the Primary Classroom, Middleton-Burney Elementary School, July 2011
  • Unexpected Outcomes: Portfolio, Florida Association of Teacher Educators (FATE) Conference held at the Advanced Technology College, Daytona State College in Daytona Beach, October, 2009
  • Family Message Journals, St Johns County Reading Association’s Spring Conference, April 2003
  • Family Message Journals, Kappa Delta Pi Conference, 2000
GRANTS AND PUBLICATIONS
  • Featured User Testimonial, MediaWorks, 2009
  • Wrote the interactive Visual Arts section of the Elementary K-6 Online Content Review Module, Florida Department of Education, 2006
  • Wrote an article, A Legacy of Teaching Excellence, for SU Magazine, 2006
  • Created a 24-page publication of lesson plans for the Gonzalez-Alvarez Oldest House, 2003
  • Co-created a website of printable, online lesson plans and activities highlighting Florida history and connecting social studies with the language arts, 2002
  • Wrote and was awarded a $25,000 grant by the Florida Department of State’s Division of Historical Resources to create an online curriculum highlighting historical St. Augustine, 2001
  • Wrote a series of lesson plans for the visual arts for the Baltimore City Public School System, 2001

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
  • Flagler College Creative Writing Camp, 2015-2018
  • Summer Creative Writing & Math Camps (Independent), 2008-2012
  • St Johns County Public Schools, Strategic Plan Implementation Team: Staff Development and Retention, 2011-2013
  • Allen D. Nease High School, JV Cheerleading Liaison, 2011-2012
  • Nease High School Booster Club Member, 2010-2012
  • Sebastian Middle School Advisory Council, Volunteer, and PTO Member, 2007-2010
  • Anastasia Baptist Church Member, 2000-Present
  • R. B. Hunt Elementary School Advisory Council, Homeroom Coordinator for Primary Grades, Weekly Classroom Volunteer and PTO Member, 2000-2007
  • St. Johns County Reading Association, Co-President, 2003-2004, Vice President 2001-2003;
  • St. Johns County Reading Association, Flagler College Representative, 2000-200
  • St. Johns County School District Creative Writing Contest Judge, 2001-2004
  • St. Johns County School Readiness Coalition Committee Chair, 1999