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Sandra Davis

Professor, Elementary Education Coordinator

Department

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