Geneva College

 

 

Yvonne Devon Trotter

Yvonne TrotterOffice Phone: 724-847-6534
ydtrotte@geneva.edu

Disciplines/Field of Instruction

  • Special Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Educational Administration

Degrees Received

  • Ph.D., Kent State University
  • M.S., The University of Dayton
  • B.S., Kent State University
  • Active Teaching Licensures: Special Education PK-12; Elementary Education 1-8; Supervisor; Elementary Principal; Middle School Principal; High School Principal

Courses Taught

  • EDU 470/570 - Advanced Studies in Special Education
  • EDU 471/571 - Assessment in Special Education
  • EDU 211 - Educational Psychology
  • ENG 402 - Teaching Language Arts, 4-8

Presentations/Publications

  • “David Barton and The Common Core Standards”, CEAI event - member of panel representing teachers, Middleburg Heights, Ohio, May, 2014
  • “The Call to Advocacy” Teachers of Vision, Fall 2013
  • My Testimony is published in Clara V. Ruffin’s “Wisdom from the Briar Patch: Classroom Stories, Profiles, and Poetry Straight from the Heart” 2012
  • Reviewed and wrote an endorsement for Donovan Graham’s book “Making a Difference: Christian Educators in Public Schools," 2011
  • “The Call to Advocacy” paper presented at Geneva College, 2011
  • “Teaching, Curriculum, & Prayer” at American Spirit Academy, Professional Development, East Liverpool, OH, 2010
  • “Building Effective Teams” Ohio CWA Leadership Conference, Cincinnati, OH, 2009
  • “Religion in the Public School” Family Night Seminar, Brighton Twp, PA, 2009
  • “Prayer:  Our Call to Action” Michigan State Educators Convention, Mason, MI, 2009
  • “Being Salt and Light – Service Learning” paper presented at ICCTE Conference @ Gordon College, Wenham, MA, 2008
  • Adult Learning Theories:  Impacting Professional Development Programs.  The Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin, 2006
  • Implementing a Curriculum:  A Framework using Diffley’s Levels of Readiness. Presented with Squires, D. A.; Diffley, W.; Labas, G., Hiscox, D.; Pezzano, P.; Villar, J.; Lehman, L. at the Faculty Research Conference of Central Connecticut State University, New Britian, CT., 2005
  • The Balanced Curriculum:  Implementation Strategies from Three Districts.  Presented with Squires, D.A.; Pezzano, P.; Villar at the Faculty Research Conference of Central Connecticut State University, 2005.
  • Effective Education for All Students.  Paper presented with Eriksson, L.; Shea, H; Rittenour, A. at the Pennsylvania Council of Exceptional Children Hershey, PA. 2006.

Current Projects

  • I am researching the Common Core Standards, School Reform, Changes in the field of Education, and the importance of School Leadership.

Affiliations, e.g., membership in professional organizations, etc.

  • Delta Kappa Gamma Society International
  • Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society for Education
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • Christian Educators Association International, State Director
  • Council of Exceptional Children

Miscellaneous, e.g., hobbies, sports, personal info, etc.

  • I enjoy reading and spending time with family. Previous employment includes the following positions in East Liverpool City Schools:  Special Education Teacher, East Liverpool High School and East Elementary; Language Arts Teacher at East Liverpool Middle School; Principal at LaCroft Elementary. I was also an Adjunct Professor at Kent State University, East Liverpool Campus.

 

Point of Excellence

Geneva students have the opportunity each summer to attend Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies to develop practical methods of caring for the environment.

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