EnACTeD

Engaging and Advancing Community-Centered Teacher Development

Our Staff

Ye He, PhD
Lead Principal Investigator 


Dr. He oversees the design, implementation, and evaluation of the project in close collaboration with Co-PIs and evaluation team, leading team meetings and coordinating efforts of university and district partners. She leads the planning and delivery of the professional development and oversees Teacher Education (TE) course and program development and approval processes. Click here to learn more about Dr. He.

 
Melody Zoch, PhD
Co-PI


Dr. Zoch co-leads the development and implementation of the ESL/DL SAC program for Elementary Education majors. She leads the ESL/dual language (DL) second academic concentration (SAC) program development, advises preservice teachers in the ESL/DL SAC program, and supports preservice teachers’ engagement in parent, family and community engagement activities. Click here to learn more about Dr. Zoch.

 
Scott Howerton Scott Howerton, PhD
Co-PI


Dr. Howerton co-leads the development and implementation of the ESL/DL SAC program for Elementary Education majors. He leads the ESL/dual language (DL) second academic concentration (SAC) program development, advises preservice teachers in the ESL/DL SAC program, and supports preservice teachers’ engagement in parent, family and community engagement activities. Click here to learn more about Dr. Howerton.

 
Jamie Schissel, PhD
Co-PI


Dr. Schissel leads the development and implementation of ESL/DL add-on licensure program. She works with school district coordinators to identify and advise inservice teachers for the ESL/DL add-on licensure program, consults with district coordinators to provide inservice teachers with ESL and DL classroom teaching and learning opportunities, and supports inservice teachers’ engagement in parent, family and community engagement activities . Click here to learn more about Dr. Schissel.

 
Tiffany Smith Tiffany Smith
Project Evaluator


Tiffany leads the evaluation activities for the project. She leads the design and administration of evaluation instruments, oversees the establishment and maintenance of the project database, and prepares evaluation reports and presentations to stakeholders. 

 
Bryan_Hutchins headshot Bryan Hutchins, PhD
Project Evaluator


Dr. Hutchins, external evaluator with SERVE Center, focuses on the evaluation of the impact analysis of student outcomes. Dr. Hutchins works closely with Tiffany and Dr. He to manage the design, sampling, data collection, data analysis, and reporting on project impact.

 
Professional head shot Carine Kelleher
Project Manager


Carine handles the day to day activities of managing the grant, monitoring all expenditures, participant progress, and keeping key stakeholders informed. In addition to supporting Dr. He, lead PI, she is the first point of contact about program inquires and helps support students with any administrative questions they may have.

 

 

 
Grettel Arias Orozco Grettel Arias Orozco
Graduate Assistant for Evaluation


Grettel assists Tiffany to carry out all evaluation activities in terms of data collection, data analysis, and reporting. 

 
Dawn Bagwell

 

Dawn Bagwell
Graduate Assistant for Professional Development


Dawn assists Dr. He in the management of the professional development modules and oversees participants’ interactions with the online modules.