Dr. Mary Kathryn McVey | Franciscan University of Steubenville
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    Dr. Mary Kathryn McVey

    Professor of Education, Chair of the Education Department

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    Brief Bio

    Prior to joining Franciscan University, Dr. McVey served a 9-year tenure in Noble Local School System in Southeast Ohio. She was recognized as an outstanding classroom teacher being awarded as a Martha Holden Jennings Scholar.

    Dr. McVey has a research interest in issues related to educational leadership, particularly teacher education programs, effective teaching, mentoring and teacher induction. She has presented on these issues at the local and state levels.

    During Dr. McVey's tenure in education, she has served as a Praxis III evaluator and on various local and state leadership committees.

    Education

    • Ed. D. – Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA)
    • M.A. Education – Muskingum College (New Concord, OH)
    • B.S. Education – Ohio University (St. Clairsville, OH)
    • A.A. – Ohio University (St. Clairsville, OH)

    Professional Experience

    • Peer Reviewer- Mid-western Educational Research Association
    • PRAXIS III Assessor – Ohio Department of Education
    • Educator – Noble Local School District (Sarahsville, OH)
    • Administration – Noble Local School District (Sarahsville, OH)

    Certifications

    • Professional Teaching K-8, Reading Validation K-12
    • Provisional Elementary Principal
    • Provisional Assistant Supt.
    • Professional Supervisor

    Professional Associations

    • Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
    • International Reading Association (IRA)
    • Kappa Delta Pi
    • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
    • National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Educators (NCATE)
    • Ohio Association of Private Colleges of Teacher Educators (OAPCTE)
    • Ohio Association of Teacher Educators (OATE)

    Select Publications & Accomplishments

    • “Teacher Preparation Toward 2030...” 
      2013 Penn Sate Shenango Teaching Conference: "Teacher Preparation Toward 2030: Global Cyber and Technology"

    • “Becoming a Teacher” 
      “Becoming a Teacher” – Future Teachers of America – Steubenville High School

    • “Have Things Really Changed in Preparing Future Teachers” 
      “Have Things Really Changed in Preparing Future Teachers” – Retired Teachers Association, Wintersville, Ohio

    • The Heart and Soul of Our Clinical Partnerships:

      Strategic Partnerships, Presentation: National Conference Professional Development Schools, Las Vegas, NV, (2012)

    • Ohio University Belmont, Honors and Recognition Convocation Speech, (2012)

      Ohio University Belmont, Honors and Recognition Convocation Speech, (2012)

    • Synchronous Online Distance Learning, Lessons Learned From a Pilot Study in Educator Preparation, Presentation: State Conference, Ohio Conference of Teacher Education Organizations, (2014)
      Synchronous Online Distance Learning, Lessons Learned From a Pilot Study in Educator Preparation, Presentation: State Conference, Ohio Conference of Teacher Education Organizations, (2014)
    • Research Panel on Professional Development and Teacher Preparation
      With Petri, S., Poyo, S., Smith, M.L. & Pratt, K. (2015). Research Panel on Professional Development and Teacher Preparation for K-12 Online and Blended Settings. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (pp. 1369-1371). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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