TEACH-NOW Faculty are master educators with many years’ experience excelling in the classroom. Through encouragement, support and quality feedback, they assist Candidates to successfully complete our programs. Our global Faculty share a commitment to transform teaching to align with the needs of today’s learners in an ever-changing digital world. They combine knowledge of the learning theory and technology, neuroscience and current best practices to create a vibrant and collaborative learning environment that is the TEACH-NOW Graduate School of Education.
“Working with educators from across the globe helps me grow as a professional to help make a difference in the lives of learners.” ~ Katina Bookard / Faculty / Mentor / EdD Liberty University, EdS Liberty University, M eD South Carolina State University, BA South Carolina State University / Elementary Education, School Counseling, Educational Leadership / Fun fact: I enjoy vacationing to Disney World with my family.
“Education is not a tool for development – individual, community and the nation. It is the foundation for our future. It is empowerment to make choices and emboldens the youth to chase their dreams.” ~Nita Ambani / MA Marshall University, BS Duquesne University / Special Education (Behavior Disorders/Learning Disabilities/Mental Impairment/Autism), English Content for Special Education / Fun fact: My husband and I live for football and basketball season–and our toddler is turning out to be as big of a fan as we are!
“Every child deserves an excellent, well-trained teacher, no matter where s/he lives or what language they speak. It is our mission to prepare those teachers.” ~ Patti Froom / Director, Clinical Practice / Faculty / Clear Administrative Credential Program, San Diego State University Preliminary Administrative Credential Program, University of California, Riverside MS California State University BA California State University / Fun fact: I’m training two papillons, one in agility, the other in rally obedience.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. ~ Benjamin Franklin / Faculty / Mentor / MLIS Catholic University, BA Howard University / Curriculum Design, Education Technology, Literacy / Fun fact: I like to meditate.
Every student has the potential to learn, regardless of his/her context. In addition, the world is a global classroom, and all students matter. ~ Sofia Gonzales / Faculty / MeD University of Phoenix, MA St. Xavier University / English, General Education Courses, Non-profit Founder / Fun fact: I am a lover of power-boxing.
“Teachers have a unique opportunity to promote inclusion, embrace diversity, and cultivate a learning environment in which all students can achieve success.” ~ Renee Hewitt / Faculty/Instructional Designer / Ed S University of Missouri, MA University of Missouri, BS Indiana University of Pennsylvania / Secondary Education-Social Studies, Curriculum and Instruction / Fun fact: My favorite vacation spots are island beaches.
“Teaching globally transcends boundaries of any kind, allowing us to experience connection and powerful collaboration.” ~ Darla Kay Hill / Faculty / Faculty Liaison / MS Full Sail University, MA Michigan State University, BAA Central Michigan University / Education Technology, Curriculum and Faculty Development, e-Learning Consultant and Strategist / Fun fact: I am a snowboarder.
“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. /Faculty / Mentor / MA (currently pursuing) Denver Seminary, BA Colorado State University, Elementary Certification, Metropolitan State College / Literacy, Behavior Modification, Child Development / Fun fact: I love hiking, biking and kayaking in the beautiful Rocky Mountains with my four kids and husband.
“My goal is to provide opportunities for the development of teacher effectiveness in global education, that will lead to their students developing a global perspective.” ~ Tashana Howard / Faculty / Mentor / M Ed Liberty University, M Ed Fayetteville State University, BS Fayetteville State University / Elementary Education, School Counseling, Academic Achievement / Fun fact: Jamaica is my favorite vacation spot.
“Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.” ~ Malala Yousafzai / Faculty / BA The College of Saint Rose, MS The University at Albany, Advance Certificate in School Building Leader: The College of Saint Rose / Early childhood education (B-2), Childhood Education (1-6), Secondary Mathematics (7-12), Literacy Specialist (B-6) School Building Leader (SBL) / Fun fact: I enjoy playing basketball.
“I truly believe the only way we can create global peace is through not only educating our minds, but our hearts and souls.” ~ Malala Yousafzai / Faculty / Mentor / MA Aurora University, BA University of Wisconsin / IBO Workshop Leader, Curriculum Consultant, Representative for the Council of Eastern European Schools Association / Fun fact: I am an avid scuba diver.
“If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterdays, we rob them of tomorrow.” ~ John Dewey / Faculty / Mentor / MA TEACH-NOW,
BA South Carolina State University / Drama-in-Education Curriculum Specialist, Professional Development Facilitator, Educational Consultant, Curriculum Developer / Fun fact: I write and direct social emotional stage plays.
“There is nothing to writing, you sit down at the typewriter and bleed.” ~ Ernest Hemingway / Faculty / M Ed Northcentral University, BA Providence College / International Education, AP History Curriculum, IB Curriculum / Fun fact: I play the bagpipes and also speak Chinese (Mandarin) and Russian.
“Equity, after all, does not mean simply equal funding. Equal funding for unequal needs is not equality.” ~ Kozol / Faculty / Ed D University of New England, MS Ed National University, BS Humboldt State University / Online Learning Specialist, Distance Education, Elementary Education / Fun Fact: I have a pretty big garden where I spend a lot of time.
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good [people] do nothing.” ~ Edmund Burke / MS Ed Johns Hopkins University, BS Foreign Service from Georgetown University / Second Language Acquisition, Instructional Coaching / Fun fact: I am a professional singer, and when I was a child I was on CBS Star Search.
“Collaborating with teachers globally is next to visiting, learning about, and teaching to all of the countries in the world.” ~ Michelle Prodanovic / Faculty / Mentor / MA University of Southern California, BS San Jose State University / Teaching and Multicultural Education / Fun fact: I used to have a suitcase packed by the door when I was little, begged to visit the airport, and asked to sleep at hotels. I was born to travel!
“Remember to breathe.” ~ Dan Roggenkamp / Faculty / MEd San Diego State University, MA San Francisco State University. BS Ohio University / Educational Technology, ELA, SLA / Fun fact: My hobbies include papermaking and Moringa.
“Excellent instruction is less about what a teacher does and more about what students can do and know as a result of the lesson.” ~ Tony Wagner / Faculty / Mentor / MA University of Phoenix, BBA Adelphi University / Curriculum and Instruction, Online Course Development, Computer Education / Fun fact: I like to write poetry.
“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” ~ William Ward /Faculty / Mentor / MA University of Delaware, BA Franklin and Marshall College / Teaching English as a Foreign Language, International Education / Fun fact: I am a certified group fitness instructor and dance/Zumba teacher.
“If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.” ~ Ignacio Estrada / Faculty / M Ed Mansfield University, BA West Chester University / Secondary online learning, Social Studies, Language Arts / Fun fact: My goal is to visit every major league baseball stadium in the country.
“So let us wage a global struggle against illiteracy, poverty, and terrorism, and let us pick up our books and pens. They are our most powerful weapons.” ~ Malala Yousafzai / Faculty / M Ed University of Maryland University College, BA University of Wisconsin-Madison / Instructional Technology, Early Childhood Education, Dual-Language Education Spanish/English, Special Education / Fun fact: I am an avid reader.
“A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.” ~ Brad Henry / Faculty / MA University of Colorado – Denver, BA University of Colorado – Colorado Springs / Education and Nutrition / Fun fact: I am a mom of two boys.
Teaching and learning enhance each other and allow a person to expand their knowledge beyond borders. ~ Cheryl Walters / Faculty / Mentor / M Ed Lamar University Advanced Literacy Instruction and ABD progress in a doctorate of Educational Administration / ESL, Advanced Literacy Instruction, Reading / Fun fact: I love to play Scrabble.
“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” ~ Confucius / Faculty / MS Ed The College of Saint Rose, BA University at Albany-State University of New York / Teach Science grades 7-12 / Fun fact: I love traveling and exploring outside.
“If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterdays, we rob them of tomorrow.” ~ John Dewey / Faculty / M Ed Boise State University, BS Baylor University / Digital Learning Specialist, Educational Technology, Professional Development, Technology Application/Design, Secondary Math / Fun fact: My favorite hobby is disc golf.
“A passion for learning is a passion for life.” ~ Nancy Wood / Faculty / PhD Texas A & M University, College Station, MFA University of California, BA University of California, Los Angeles / Educational Psychology/Technology, Instructional Design and eLearning Development, Fine Art and Digital Media. / Fun fact: I am an exhibiting artist and have won many awards.