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Dr. Rachel Stickles

Senior Lecturer in Education 262.650.4918 rstickle@carrollu.edu Education Hall 201

TEACHES IN THE FOLLOWING PROGRAM(S)

Education

Education

University of Southern California, Ed.D. in Educational Leadership
California State University-Long Beach, M.A. in Secondary Education—Curriculum and Instruction
Carroll College, B.S. in Psychology
 

Areas of Specialization

Secondary Education: curriculum and instruction, educational psychology, charter schools

Scholarly and Professional Achievements

Conferences and Presentations

Stickles, R., White, E., Hofkamp, K., & White, K. (2015, April) Guiding Dispositions: Promoting teacher candidates educational transformation. Presented at the 2015 Graduate Education Research Community Forum, Carroll University, Waukesha, WI.
                                              
Stickles, R., White, E., Hofkamp, K., & White, K. (2015, April) Guiding Dispositions: Promoting teacher candidates educational transformation. Presented at the 2015 AERA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL
                                              
Stickles, R., White, E., & White, K. (2014, August) Reframing guiding principles for teacher education. Presented at the ATE 2014 Summer Conference, Niagara Falls, NY.
                                              
White, E., Stickles, R., & White, K. (2014, August) Guiding Dispositions: Promoting Teacher Candidates’ Educational Advocacy. Presented at the ATE 2014 Summer Conference, Niagara Falls, NY.
                                              
Stickles, R. & Danielson, M. (2014, April) A Constructivist Graduate Learning Community Model for Teacher Development. Presented at the 2014 AERA Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Service to Carroll University and Profession

Institutional

  • Co-Facilitator, Health Sciences Professional Development Learning Community (July 2016-present)
  • Faculty Advisor, Carroll University Women’s Club Soccer (March 2015-present)
  • Faculty Co-Advisor Education Club (April 2014-May 2016)
  • Annual Faculty Evaluation Committee, Department of Education (September 2014-present)
  • Carroll University Faculty Staff Concerns Committee (September 2014-May 2016)
  • Carroll University Program, Curriculum and Assessment Committee (September 2011-May 2013)
  • Governance Board, Waukesha STEM Academy (March 2011-November 2013)
  • Carroll University Academic Steering Committee, Chair PCAC Sub-committee (September 2011-May 2013)
  • Carroll University Academic Steering Committee (September 2010-May 2013)
  • Superintendent’s Advisory Council, School District of Waukesha, STEM Academy Representative (September 2010-March 2011)
  • Greater Milwaukee Action Research Consortium, Carroll Representative (January 2010-May 2013)
  • Carroll University Student Conduct Committee (September 2009-present)
  • Carroll University Department of Education Learning Communities Board (January 2009-May 2012)

What is your teaching style?

Constructivist. Personal. Reflective.

How do you make learning engaging?

I focus on getting to know my students, understanding their experiences and building positive relationships. I share my own PK-12 teaching experiences, both positive and negative, to illustrate ideas. This practice engages students and opens me up to them in a way that is personal and helps build connections. In this comfortable setting, students feel free to share their own thoughts, pose questions, and challenge assumptions, all of which lead to greater opportunities for learning. Students have remarked that our Ed. Psych class is “like a family.” I believe that compliment speaks to the positive and engaging climate of our classroom.

What should students know about you?

I am a morning person. Be ready to jump right into learning, even at 8:00 AM. I am always going to ask you to tell me more and to dig deeper. I care about all of the facets of your lives, not just your academics. I really do love it when you stop in my office just to chat. I am here to support you and to help you grow to become the educator you wish to be.

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