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Kretchmar, Kerry, PhD

Education
Assistant Professor
 
Office: Barstow 203 B
Office Phone: 262-524-7285
Email: kkretchm@carrollu.edu
 
Education:
B.A. – New York University, New York, NY  (Individualized Study)

M.S. – Pace University, New York, NY (Childhood Education)

Ph.D. – University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (Curriculum and Instruction)
 
Areas of Specialization:
Dr. Kretchmar's research interests include examining the way market-based reforms are impacting teachers, teaching, and teacher education, with a focus on issues of equity and social justice. She teaches courses in the early childhood minor and in the equity and inclusion block.
 
Scholarly and Professional Achievements:
Kretchmar, K. (in press). Democracy (In)Action: A Critical Policy Analysis of New York City School Closings by Teachers, Students, Parents, Administrators and Community Members. Education and Urban Society.

Kretchmar, K., Nyambe, J., Robinson, M., Sadeck, M. and Zeichner, K. (2011). Policies and Practices for the Continuing Professional Development of Teachers in Namibia and South Africa. In The Routledge International Handbook of Teacher and School Development. (ed. Day, C.) London: Routledge.

Kretchmar, K. Teaching for America. (2009). Education Week. Online Commentary, December 18.

Kretchmar, K. (2011). “Democracy (In)Action: A Critical Policy Analysis of New York City School Closings by Teachers, Students, Parents, Administrators and Community Members.” Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Education Research Association. New Orleans, LA.

Kretchmar, K. (2011). “Building Alliances: Rethinking Advocacy for Teachers and Teacher Education.” Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. San Diego, CA.

Kretchmar, K. (2010). “The Political Socialization of Teach For America Alumni.” Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Studies Association, San Antonio, TX.


Selected publications
Peer reviewed articles:
Kretchmar, K., Sondel, B. & Ferrare, J. (Forthcoming). The Power of the Network: Teach For America and the Deregulation of Teacher Education. Educational Policy.

Brewer, T.J., Kretchmar, K., Sondel, B., Ishmael, S., & Manfra, M. (2016). Teach For America’s preferential treatment: School district contracts, hiring decisions, and employment practices. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 24(15).

Kretchmar, K., Sondel, B. & Ferrare, J. (2014). Mapping the Terrain: Teach For America, Charter School Reform, and Corporate Sponsorship. Journal of Education Policy. 29(6), 742-759.

Kretchmar, K. (2014). The Revolution will be Privatized: Teach For America and Charter Schools. The Urban Review. 46, 632-653.

Kretchmar, K. (2013). Democracy (In)Action: A Critical Policy Analysis of New York City School Closings by Teachers, Students, Parents, Administrators and Community Members. Education and Urban Society. 46(1), 3-29.

Chapters in edited volumes
Kretchmar, K., Sondel, B. & Ferrare, J. (2015). Mapping the Education Entrepreneurial Network: Teach For America, Charter School Reform, and Corporate Sponsorship. In Au, W. & Ferrare, J. (ed.) Mapping Corporate Education Reform. New York, NY: Routledge.

Kretchmar, K., Nyambe, J., Robinson, M., Sadeck, M. and Zeichner, K. (2011). Policies and Practices for the Continuing Professional Development of Teachers in Namibia and South Africa. In Day, C (ed.), The Routledge International Handbook of Teacher Education. London, UK: Routledge.

Magazine Articles
Kretchmar, K. & Sondel, B. (2014). Organizing Resistance to Teach For America. Rethinking Schools. 28(3), 33-37.
 
Service to Carroll University or the Profession:
Department Service
– edTPA coordinator

– Teacher Residency Leadership Team (Development and Implementation)

University Service
– Faculty secretary

– Academic Steering Committee

– Carroll University Admissions Committee

– Carroll University Technology in Teaching and Learning Committee

– CEO Leadership Academy Pre-College Program

External Service
– Early Head Start School Readiness Council, La Casa de Esperanza

– Early Head Start Policy Council, La Casa de Esperanza

– Governance Council, Hartland Fine Arts Leadership Academy

– American Studies K-16 Collaboration Council, Chair (2011-2014)
 

Last updated 5/25/2016

 
 
 
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