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

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

ADULT DEGREE PROGRAMS
Adult Programs trip to Italy
The trip for students, alumni, and friends and family is scheduled for April 25-May 10.
ARTS & CULTURE
Students present Peter Pan
The fall semester theater production will run Oct. 30–Nov. 1 and Nov. 6–8.
ACADEMICS
October issue of @Geneva
Read about Career Development's popular Networking and Etiquette Dinner.
STUDENTS
Geneva partners with Zipcar to offer car sharing
New program provides students a cost effective and sustainable alternative to car ownership on campus.
SERVICE
Service opportunities in Beaver Falls
Students can work with Tiger Pause and the Dare2XL programs.