Dr. Kathleen Roney
Greetings, everyone. I’m happy to introduce myself to you. I am Dr. Kathleen Roney, a middle grades certified teacher in North Carolina, and secondary certified teacher in Pennsylvania (where I grew up, and where my parents still live). I have been an educator for over 25 years—as secondary and middle grades’ teacher, middle school principal, and university teacher educator. My responsibilities at the Watson College for Education include coordinating the middle grades education undergraduate and graduate programs. Among my professional affiliations is membership in the American Educational Research Association, President of the Middle Level Education Research Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association, National Association of Professors of Middle Level Education, National Middle School Association, North Carolina Middle School Association, and Vice President for Membership in the Cape Fear Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa. I have published in The Middle School Journal, ClearingHouse, National Forum Of Teacher Education Journal, and, Education and Urban Society. Recently I authored five entries in the newly published The Encyclopedia of Middle Grades Education. Additionally, I have presented at more than 30 international, national, and regional conferences.
Over holiday breaks I often visit with my family in either Pennsylvania, Indiana, Ohio, or New York—I have 7 sisters, 2 brothers, 11 nieces & 9 nephews. The above picture captures me celebrating my nephew Luke’s 13th birthday. Here on campus I teach EDN 318, Middle School Programs and Practices, which is taught online utilizing WebCT; and EDN 411, Practicum 6-9, which utilizes another web-based tool entitled TaskStream. My biggest hope throughout the courses is that I convey to you the enthusiasm I have for middle level education.