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Dr. Nancy B. Riddell
Chair of the Education Department, Director of Teacher Education, Professor of Education

Email: nriddell@averett.edu
Phone: 434-791-5741
Office: Frith 201

Education/Credentials:

Ph.D., Educational Policy, Planning, & Leadership; Administration, Curriculum and Assessment, The College of William and Mary

M.S., Elementary Education: Reading, Old Dominion University

B.A.,  Elementary Education, Long Island University

Expertise

  • Educational Policy, Planning and Leadership
  • Curriculum
  • Assessment
  • Classroom Management
  • Problem Based Learning
  • Administration and Supervision

Awards

  • Blackwell Talks: Research Award – Longwood University
  • Dean’s Faculty Development Award – Longwood University
  • Faculty Honoree- Athletics-Academic Awards – Longwood University
  • Grant Recipient – Virginia Department of Education: Teacher Leadership Program
  • Grant Recipient – Virginia Partner’s for Education
  • Kappa Delta Pi – International Honor Society
  • Fellows Program – William & Mary Fellows Institute
  • 4-H Outstanding Volunteer – Mathews County, Virginia
  • Teacher of the Year – Thomas Hunter School , Virginia
  • Teacher of the Year – Piankatank Citizen’s Committee – Mathew’s County Virginia
  • Teacher of the Year – Tidewater Soil/Water Conservation District, Virginia

Publications/Presentations

  • Riddell, N. B. (2016). Maximizing the Effective Use of Formative Assessments. Teacher Educators’ Journal, 9,63-74.
  • Riddell, N. B. & Sokol, G. R. (2014) Differentiation and Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Higher Education Through the Use of Modules: Instructional Modules Approach.
  • Riddell, N. B. & Aerni, P. W. (2011). The Flowers of Formative Assessment. ASCD
  • Riddell, N. B. (2010). National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) – Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) Report.
  • Riddell,  N. B. (2010). Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Report.
  • Buchanan, N. (2003). Fifth Grade Performance on Virginia Standards of Learning Computer/Technology Assessment: An Analysis of Variables.
  • Virginia Educators Research Association (VERA): Differentiation and Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Higher Education Through the Use of Modules: Instructional Modules Approach. Charlottesville, Virginia. 2014
  • Virginia Association for Secondary School Principals (VASSP) Assessing 21st Century Skills:Teacher/Administrator Evaluations, Williamsburg, Virginia. 2014
  • Longwood Administrator Institute: Theme-Social Conflict and Communication for Educational Leaders,  Institute Coordinator, Farmville, VA 2013
  • Longwood Administrator Institute: Presenter, Institute Coordinator/ Decision Making and Its Impact on the Educational Community, , Farmville, VA 2013
  • Longwood Administrator Institute: Presenter, Institute Coordinator/Improving School Culture and Climate,Farmville, VA 2013
  • Longwood Summer Literacy Institute:  The Power of Literacy, Presenter/ You are the POWER: Literacy Leadership, Farmville, VA 2011
  • 37th Annual National Middle School Association’s Conference, Presenter/ The CIA of Classroom Management: Content, Instruction, Attitude, Baltimore, MD 2010
  • The National Curriculum Network Conference, Presenter/ Successfully Supporting Gifted Learners through Innovative Classroom Management, Williamsburg, VA 2010
  • Virginia Education Media Association: Roanoke Region, James/Rappahannock Region, Presenter /Classroom Management Through the Eyes of a Librarian VA 2009
  • Longwood Summer Literacy Institute: Linking Literacy to Learning: Farmville, VA, Presenter/ Where Does the Sidewalk End? 2008
  • S.U.R.N. (School & University Research Network)-Conference Coordinator, 1998
  • William & Mary’s Fellow’s Institute: Williamsburg, VA, Presenter 1998

Dr. Nina P. Huff
Assistant Professor of Education

Email: nhuff@averett.edu
Phone: 434-791-5744
Office: Frith 417

Education/Credentials:

Ed.D., Curriculum & Instruction; Leadership Dissertation Focus on Elementary Reading, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University,

  • 18 additional graduate hours in English
  • Endorsement in Gifted Education

M.Ed., Reading Specialist, Averett College

B.A., English, Radford University

Expertise:

  • Research/Technical Writing
  • Instructional Engagement
  • Community Partnerships/Collaboration
  • Curriculum
  • Literacy

Awards:

  • Recipient: Lula White Johnson Distinguished Teaching Award (2018)
  • Honoree: Most Inspiring Teacher, Henry County Public Schools (Individual students) Martinsville City Schools (Individual students)
  • Recipient (PGSMST) through DonorsChoose.org 2 Field Cameras for a collaborative research project with the Virginia Museum of Natural History and the Piedmont Governor’s School for Mathematics, Science, & Technology

Publications/Presentations:

  • Curriculum Designer/Instructor: Instructional Dynamics for Technical Trainers: Nuts & Bolts of Teaching
    • New College Institute (Martinsville, VA)
    • Southern VA Higher Ed Center (South Boston, VA)
  • Curriculum Designer/Instructor: AU Graduate and Professional Studies Courses – ED501, ED534, ED690
  • Author: How to Prepare for the Virginia SOL EOC English: Writing & Reading/Literature and Research (Barron’s Publishing, 2004)
  • Presenter: Public Forum – Lula White Johnson Distinguished Teaching Award (2018): Never Too Old To Learn About Life: Reflections of a Career Educator
  • Presenter: L.I.F.E. (Learning is ForEver Program at NCI) From Seed to Story…Cultivating a Love of Writing (2019) Creative Writing for Seniors: Finding Inspiration (2018)
  • Presenter: In-progress dissertation work at graduate conference: Inquiring Voices: Conference for Graduate Research
  • Presenter: NCTE Conference, Atlanta GA Motivating Reluctant Readers 6-12

Dr. Paul Scott
Assistant Professor of Education

Email: pscott@averett.edu
Phone: 434-791-4917
Office: Frith

Education/Credentials:

  • Ed.D., Curriculum & Instruction, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
  • M.A.Ed., Curriculum & Instruction, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
  • B.A., Communication Arts, Bluefield College

Awards:

  • Teacher of the Year – 2014, Gilbert Linkous Elementary School, Blacksburg, VA
  • Teacher of the Year – 2008, Atkins Elementary School, Atkins, VA

Presentations:

  • Virginia Association of School Librarians Conference, Roanoke VA Motivational Benefits of Reader’s Theatre (March 2020)

Dr. Jaime Stacy
Program Director for M.Ed.

Email: jcstacy@averett.edu
Phone: 804-729-8286
Office: 4860 Cox Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23060

Education/Credentials

  • Ed.D., Leadership – Virginia Commonwealth University
  • M.Ed., Administration and Supervision – University of Virginia
  • BM, Education – Virginia Commonwealth University

Expertise

  • Professional Learning Specialist, Chesterfield County Public Schools – July, 2017-July, 2019
  • Adjunct Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University – Since 2013
  • Associate Principal, Henrico County Public Schools (Holman and Rolfe)- 2014-2017
  • Assistant Principal, Chesterfield County Public Schools – 2005-2014
  • Music Teacher, Chesterfield County Public Schools – 1998-2005

Awards

  • 2011 – Nominee, CPED Dissertation in Practice Award
  • 2005 – Teacher of the Year

Publications

  • Mansfield, K. C. & Stacy, J. (2016). Preparing practitioners to conduct educational research and evaluation: What the research says and what our experiences taught us. Journal of Research on Leadership Education 12(3) p. 302-334
  • Stacy, J. (2016). Reimagining undergraduate education: Meeting the demands of todays students, employers, and the economy. (White Paper) Gaithersburg, MD: Sodexo Quality of Life Services
  • Stacy, J. (2013). The dissertation in practice: A student’s perspective. Planning and Changing Journal 44(3/4) p. 327-336

Krystal Hankins
Administrative Assistant – Education Department

Email: knhankins@averett.edu
Phone: 434-791-7269
Office: Frith 201


Donna Barker
Administrative Assistant – GPS Education Department

Email: dbarker@averett.edu
Phone: 804-729-8287
Office: Richmond Campus Suite 200