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 prepares students for a wide range of environmental careers through a B.S. degree in environmental science and an engineering concentration in environmental technology.

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Upcoming Events
Apr23
Chapel
Geneva chaplain Rutledge Etheridge
Metheny Fieldhouse 10:10 a.m.

Apr23
The Geneva Reading Series

McCartney Library 7:00 p.m.

COMMUNITY
Geneva to host National Day of Prayer breakfast
Faculty, staff, students and the community are invited to campus for prayer and breakfast on Thu., May 1 at 7:30 a.m.
ALUMNI
Celebration Weekend for the classes of ’54 and ’64
Special events for 50- and 60-year alumni are planned to coincide with Commencement.
ARTS & CULTURE
Geneva Reading Series IV: "A New, New Hope"
The final event in the series for the 2013-14 academic year will be on Apr. 23 at 7 p.m.
ARTS & CULTURE
Symphonic Band to present Spring Concert
The 68-member ensemble will perform on Apr. 26 at 7:30 p.m.
GRADUATE PROGRAMS
Justin McElhattan named 2014 Serving Leader
The award will be presented at the MSOL Serving Leaders Conference on Apr. 10.