Annmarie Jackson, Ed.S.
Cassandra Matthews, Ed.S.
April 3, 2014 8:00 p.m. (USA/New York Time Zone)
This webinar will serve to inform new and current doctoral students with practical suggestions to successfully navigate the PhD program. Presenters will share insights into the challenges, rewards, supports, and expectations of their PhD experience. The goal is to provide participants with timely information and recommendations that can help to guide their academic, profession, and personal decision-making while in the program.
Meet Ann Marie and Cassandra
Annmarie Jackson is a doctoral candidate in the department of Language and Literacy at Georgia State University. Her research interests include pre-service teacher development and English Second Language teaching and learning. Her dissertation study examines English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) pre-service teachers’ conception of literacy and developing identities as language teachers. Currently, she works fulltime as a reading specialist at a Gwinnett County Public Schools elementary school with a large English Learners population. Her publication includes, Whose Job is it Anyway? A look at the reading-writing connection, an article in the TEIS newsletter for TESOL. She also leads Language First ministry, a class serving English Second Language Adults in Atlanta, Georgia.
Cassandra Matthews is a doctoral candidate in the department of Early Childhood Education at Georgia State University. Her research interests include Teacher Development and New Teacher Mentoring. Her dissertation study examines how new teachers participating in an innovative teacher residency program experience mentoring. Her publication includes MentorModules.com., an online multimedia course designed to educate new teacher mentors and instructional coaches. The modules feature original, professionally produced videos, multimedia case-studies, hyperlinked resources, and discussion prompts. Cassandra taught elementary school for 17 years and is the Founding Executive Director of a nonprofit mentoring program for adolescent girls called Fertile Ground NEWY, Inc.