Dr. Anne Angstrom began her teaching career in 1992 in Kentucky, where she taught middle and high school reading, Spanish, English, and speech and drama. She holds a B.A. in Secondary English and Spanish Education from the University of Kentucky; an M.A. in Secondary School Counseling from Western Kentucky University; and a Ph.D. in English Language Arts Education from Auburn University. Her honors include High School Teacher of the Year (Glasgow Independent Schools, 1996); Paul W. Scheid Memorial English Education Award (Auburn University, 1998); Albert Hamilton Collins and Presidential Graduate Fellow (Auburn University, 1998-2000); and Outstanding Graduate Student (Department of Curriculum and Teaching, Auburn University, 2001). She has been a professor of English at Western Kentucky University and at Florida SouthWestern State College before joining the School of Education in 2012. Dr. Angstrom has published articles on the teaching of adolescent literature and has given presentations at numerous regional and national conferences. Dr. Angstrom’s scholarly interests include the use of reading and writing workshop and portfolio assessment.
Caroline Seefchak has been an educator for almost three decades and has twenty years’ experience in K-12 teaching and administration. She holds a Ph.D. in curriculum and learning from Northcentral University, an M.S. in education from Nova Southeastern University, and a B.A. in English from Barry University. She has earned post-doctoral certificates from Appalachian State University and from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. She is the 2012 recipient of the NISOD Excellence Award and has earned national recognition as the sixth highest scoring professor, 2011-2012, on RateMyProfessors. She has two published books and has presented at numerous national and international professional conferences. Her current research interests include literacy and cognitive development as well as the role of cerebral executive function in the learning process.
Joyce Rollins is a professor of Education in the School of Education at Florida SouthWestern State College. Professor Rollins spent over twenty years teaching in Arlington, VA where she received multiple honors including Teacher of the Year, Math Educator of the Year and nominated for the Disney American Teacher Award. She received her BA in Early Childhood Education from Marymount University and her MA in Teaching from George Mason University. Currently she is working on her dissertation for her doctorate at Northcentral University. While at Mason she received the Teaching and Learning Award for 2000. She went on to teach with renowned scholars in the Initiatives in Educational Transformation program at GMU for seven years. Professor Rollins coauthored the article, “Singing in my own voice: teachers’ journey towards self-knowledge” published in the July 2008 edition of the Journal of Transformative Education. Since joining FSW, she has received the prestigious NISOD award and the School of Education Outstanding Faculty Member award. She is thrilled to be working with teacher candidates at FSW where she can share her passion for teaching.
Julia Kroeker is Professor of Early Childhood Education at Florida Southwestern State College. Julia has nine years of experience in the public school system, teaching preschool and kindergarten. She is new to Florida, having moved here from Omaha, Nebraska. Julia earned her Master of Science in Early Childhood Education degree from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. She is completing her PhD in early childhood education from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.
Mary Robertson is Professor of Mathematics Education at Florida SouthWestern State College. Mary has 25 years of experience in the public school system. She has experience as a middle school and high school mathematics teacher, department chairperson, and mathematics coordinator for the School District of Lee County. Mary has also worked at the Florida Virtual High School. Mary holds a National Board Teaching Certification in the area of Mathematics for Adolescence and Young Adulthood. Mary has lived in Southwest Florida for 29 years. Mary holds a Master’s of Science in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University and a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics Education with a minor in Science Education from Fairmont State University. She is currently working on her doctorate in curriculum and instruction at Northcentral University.
Michele Propper has been in the field of education since 1986. She has enjoyed teaching preschool, elementary, middle and high school, as well as college to a diverse student population, which includes children with special needs and children with autism. Through these experiences, I have gained a deep appreciation for the teaching and learning process and hope to continue to use my knowledge to have a positive influence on educators and future educators alike.
Dr. Regina Miller is a Professor of Education at Florida SouthWestern State College. She teaches T.E.S.O.L. (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) courses for students in the Bachelor of Science Degree Program and serves as the ESOL Coordinator in the School of Education. Dr. Miller has experience as a special education teacher, behavior management specialist, staffing specialist, learning resource specialist, online writing consultant, online associate faculty for graduate education courses, and adjunct professor for E.A.P (English for Academic Purposes) courses. She has spent many hours in the classroom at all grade levels as a classroom teacher and behavior management specialist. Dr. Miller holds a Master of Science in Specific Learning Disability, an Educational Specialist (Ed. S) in T.E.S.O.L, and Doctorate of Education (Ed.D) from Nova Southeastern University.