Geneva College

 

 

Romaine Jesky-Smith

Romaine Jesky-SmithOffice Phone: x6536
rjs@geneva.edu

Disciplines/Field of Instruction

  • Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Classroom Management
  • Children’s Literature
  • Math for the Elementary Teacher
  • Educational Research
  • Elementary Education
  • Reading Specialist K-12

Degrees Received

  • Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction, 1984, University of Pittsburgh
  • M.Ed. Reading Specialist, 1979, Westminster College
  • B.S.Ed. Elementary Education, 1974, Geneva College

Courses Taught

  • EDU 330 - Teaching Math in the Elementary School
  • EDU 333 - Classroom Management
  • EDU 333 - Elementary Education Advanced Field Experience
  • EDU 503 - Applied Research in Education
  • EDU 536 - Literature for Children and Adolescents

Presentations/Publications

  • Jesky-Smith, R. 2011. A review of Subtracting with Sebastian Pig and Friends on a Camping Trip. Teaching Children Mathematics, 18.1: 60.
  • Jesky-Smith, R. 2002.  Me, Teach Science? A Survey Reveals Preservice Teachers’ Insecurities About Teaching Science.  Science & Children, 39: 26-30.
  • Jesky-Smith, R. 1991.  The Effects of Pictorial Presentation and Cognitive Style on Visual Recall Memory, Proceedings of Selected AECT Research Papers.
  • Jesky-Smith, R. 1990.  Getting Preservice Teachers to use Reading Strategies in Their Content Area Courses.  Journal of Reading Education, Fall, 1990.  Received “Outstanding Article of the Year” Award by Journal of Reading Education peer review committee

Awards & Distinctions Received

  • Completed PDE ESL certification program in the summer of 2011 to bolster Geneva’s education program to meet the latest PA Department of Education requirements for teacher candidates in the area of teaching English Language Learners.
  • Great Explorations in Science and Math, Associate Trainer Institute, Berkeley, CA,  March, 1999.
  • Southwestern Pennsylvania LASER K-8 Science Strategic Planning Institute, December, 1999.
  • Recipient of grant from Geneva College’s Lilly Foundation, planning seminars scheduled for April, 2004
  • Writer and recipient of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Grant, 1987 - $10,000 investment to purchase services and materials relating to teaching
  • Writer and recipient of American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education mini grant - Classroom word processing and data base systems, 1986

Affiliations

  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • International Reading Association

 

Point of Excellence

Geneva offers innovative business/aviation and Christian ministry/aviation majors through a partnership with the Community College of Beaver County.

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Upcoming Events
Oct26
Reformation Day Service
Metheney Fieldhouse 6:30 p.m.

Nov01
Geneva Alumni & Friends visit "Annie" at The Benedum
Benedum Center, Pittsburgh 2:00 p.m.

SERVICE
Service opportunities in Beaver Falls
Students can work with Tiger Pause and the Dare2XL programs.
CURRENT STUDENTS
Branches on campus
The Christian indie/folk band is kicking off the Three Past Three program on October 23.
COMMUNITY
Living in Color: Steppin’ Up—Moving from Theory to Action
The conference, which focuses on getting involved in multicultural issues, will be held Nov. 7-8.
GRADUATE PROGRAMS
MBA program to host Open House
An information session that includes a complementary dinner will be held at the Cranberry Regional Learning Alliance on Tue., Oct. 28.
VISIT EVENTS
Business Day is November 8
Activities for those interested in business majors include simulations and networking with current students, faculty and local business leaders.