Dr. Nancy B. Riddell

Chair of the Education Department,
Director of Teacher Education,
Professor of Education

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 434-791-5741
Office: Frith 201


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


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


  • 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


  • 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

Charla Crews

Dr. Charla Crews

Assistant Professor of Education

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 434-791-5748
Office: Frith 420


Ed.D., The Effects of Using Bloom’s Taxonomy to Align Reading Instruction with the Virginia Standards of Learning Framework for English, Liberty University

M.S., Special Education, Longwood University

B.S., Early Childhood Education, Norfolk State University

Aha Process Certified Trainer: “A Framework for Understanding Poverty”

Virginia Tiered Systems of Support Training (60+ hours): Division & School Levels 2018-2020  


  • Curriculum Development
  • Lesson Development
  • Instructional Technology
  • Instructional Engagement
  • Professional Development
  • Alternative Ed/GED Tutor


  • Elaine Witty Educational Award – Norfolk State University
  • Kappa Delta Pi – Honorary Member
  • Milken Foundation National Educator
  • Recognition by Del. Ted Bennet & the Virginia General Assembly
  • Technology Teacher Award – Southside Virginia Regional Technology Consortium
  • Virginia Lottery Excellence in Education Recipient
  • Who’s Who Among American Teachers


  • Crews, C. & Hawks, J. (2010). My personal math dictionary. Grades K-8. Zebra Productions.
  • Crews, C.F. (2007). How do you spell success – s u c c e s s! In P. Bigler & S. Bishop (Eds.), Be a teacher – you can make a difference (pp. 170-183). St. Petersburg, FL: Vandamere Press.
  • Crews, C. F., (2003, Spring). Assessing success in family literacy and adult ESL: book review. Progress Newsletter, 15(2).
  • Margaret Copenhaver National Institute for Teaching and Learning: Educational E.C.H.O.,Roanoke, VA 2015
  • Teachers of Promise Institute: Technology Solutions that Improve Student Engagement, Richmond, VA 2014
  • Margaret Copenhaver National Institute for Teaching and Learning: Connections by Clicking, Roanoke, VA2013
  • Virginia Department of Education SOL Institute: Connections by Clicking, Danville, VA 2012
  • Margaret Copenhaver National Institute for Teaching and Learning: Understanding by Design: Prioritizing and Targeting Actions to Improve Student Learning, Roanoke, VA College 2012
  • Margaret Copenhaver National Institute for Teaching and Learning: A Little R & R, Roanoke, VA  College 2011
  • Selected to Participate in Response to Intervention National Network, 2012
  • Selected for Pearson’s Elementary SuccessMaker Product Design Committee Phoenix, AZ 2012
  • Exemplary Educators Forum Theme: “Reflect, Collaborate, Teach, Lead” Hampton University 2008
  • Speaker, Halifax County Community Action Head Start Parent Appreciation Dinner, South Boston, VA2004
  • CO-Pilot Educational Workshops –Co-Developer & Co-Facilitator 2004-1993
  • Keynote Speaker: Virginia Association of School Superintendents Conference for Elementary Teachers Roanoke, VA 2000

Dr. Nina P. Huff

Assistant Professor of Education

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 434-791-5744
Office: Frith 417


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


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


  • 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 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


  • 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: [email protected]
Phone: 434-791-4917
Office: Frith


  • 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


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


  • 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: [email protected]
Phone: 804-729-8286
Office: 4860 Cox Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23060



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


  • 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


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


  • 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

Donna Barker

Administrative Assistant – Averett Online Education Department

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 804-729-8287
Office: Richmond Campus Suite 200