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Professor

University of Central Oklahoma
sscott@uco.edu (405) 974-5425 Educational Sciences, Foundations & Research CTL 209 , Box 206

About

Dr. Scott is a highly energetic professor in the Educational Sciences, Foundations and Research Department in the College of Education and Professional Studies. 

During her tenure in the College of Education and Professional Studies she has written multiple grants through the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education's Oklahoma Teacher Connection. The grants provided her the opportunity to work with high school students interested in becoming teachers and being successful in college.

Dr. Scott has a high passion for service learning and participating in STLR activities both inside and outside of the classroom. She develops opportunities for students to experience their education on a relevant level and reflect on how it may have transformed their thinking and future actions in their career as a teacher or Speech Language Pathologist. 

Dr. Scott is also the student sponsor for Oklahoma Aspiring Educators Association and has served as a student sponsor with the American Democracy Project.

Dr. Scott is a strong supporter of UCO. All three of her children and many other relatives have attended UCO for their undergraduate degrees. UCO does an excellent job of preparing people for worthy careers. 

Education and Certifications

Ed.D. Curriculum and Instruction: with an emphasis in Social Foundations of Education from Oklahoma State University 1998 

Ms. Ed. with an emphasis in Guidance and Counseling University of Central Oklahoma 1980

B.S. Ed. with an emphasis in Elementary Education from the University of Central Oklahoma 1978

Honors and Awards

  • DaVinci Fellow - DaVinci Institute Creativity Think Tank  Oklahoma 2019 
  • Collaborative Team Work Award - College of Education and Professional Studies UCO - 2018
  • Modeling the Way, University of Central Oklahoma 2011
  • College of Education and Professional Studies. Award for Collaborative Team Work (with Dr. Jennifer J. Endicott). 2006-2007
  • Elizabeth H. Threat Diversity Initiative Award 2006-2007
  • Educator’s Leadership Academy: Outstanding Professor’s Academy 2007-2008
  • Nominated for the Thomas Ehrlich Faculty Award for Service Learning through Campus Compact, 2004 by the University of Central Oklahoma, Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers in American Colleges and Universities
  • Nominated for the Neely “Excellence in Teaching Award” 2004 and 2005
  • AAUP Distinguished Teaching Award. 2004-2005
  • Professor of the Year Award, runner up 2002-2003 by the Greek System of the University of Central Oklahoma

Teaching Philosophy

      Teachers save lives every day. It is important that teachers understand the importance of their role in the classroom. Teachers must first connect with their students through a professional relationship. Second, they need to embrace the role of family in their students' educational journey and that means all the way through high school. Third, teachers need to make learning active and relevant to the students. A growth mindset and creativity needs to be a major part of each instructional opportunity with an emphasis in critical thinking in order for students to become life long learners! Finally, teachers need to be a part of a support team, it does take a village to help children meet their potential, and it is always better to do go about this task with others than alone. Teachers save lives every day, I am constantly looking for that life to save! 

 

Classes Taught

PTE 3023  Foundations of American Education

PTE 4853 Classroom Management and Instruction

PTE 4851 Contemporary Issues 

PTE 3133 Child Psychology

PTE 3153 Adolescent Psychology 

PTE 3163 Developmental Psychology 

Graduate

ESFR 5153 Advance Developmental Psychology in Educational Setting 

Experience

  • Taught 8 years in Choctaw Nicoma Park at Indian Meridian Elementary and James Griffith Intermediate Schools in 5th and 6th grades. 
  • Adjunct at Rose State College
    • General Psychology 
    • Educational Planning 
  • Adjunct at University of Central Oklahoma
    • Supervision of Student Teachers 
    • Classroom Management and Instruction 
  • Adjunct at Oklahoma State University 
    • Supervision of Student Teachers
    • Graduate Assistant under Dr. William Segal in Foundations of American Education 

 

Research, Published Work, and Scholarly Activities

Lohmann, L. D., Scott, S., August 14, 2019, Differenting Instruction in the College Classroom, 20th Annual Collegium, Local, Edmond, OK

Harris, L., Scott, s., Ting, S. Q., Conner, E., Scholl, A., March 14, 2019, Transformative Learning Beyond The Classroom, 2019 Transformative Learning Conference, International, Oklahoma City, OK

Barnett, K., Scott, S., October 25, 2018, Diversity Awareness Through Practice-A Collaboration Case Study Approach, OACTE Fall Conference, State, Norman, Oklahoma

Harris, L., Scott, S., October 25, 2018, Listening to their Stories: A Transformative Experience, OACTE/OEQA/OATE 2018 Fall Conference, State, Norman, OK

Harris, L., Nevills, M., Ting, S. Q., Scott, S., April 5, 2018, What Makes an Effective Leader, National Conference on Undergraduate Research, National, University of Central Oklahoma

Scott, S., Estrada, H. J., Maddy, M., March 9, 2018, Promoting Hispanic Family Involvement in Children's Education: An Undergraduate's STLR Project, 2018 Transformative Learning Conference, International, Oklahoma City, OK

Harris, L., Scott, S., Nevills, M., Ting, S., March 8, 2018, Pre-Service Teacher Professional Identity Development through Campus Leadership, 2018 Transformative Learning Conference, International, Oklahoma City, OK

Scott, S., August 16, 2017, Strategies to Promote Student Involvement: A Change for Better, 18th Annual Collegium on College Teaching Practice, Local, Edmond, OK

Barnett, K., Scott, S., Lohmann, L., March 3, 2017, Transformative Learning Through A Looking Glass: Autobiographies and Student Reflection, 2017 Transformative Learning Conference, International, Oklahoma City

Scott, S., Estrada, H. J., March 2, 2017, Extending Transformative Learning through Mentoring: It's not one sided, 2017 Transformative Learning Conference, International, Oklahoma City

Chancey, J., Nelson, M., Scott, S., October 2016, Mindfulness and Student Perceived Stress, Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association, Northeastern State University

Pennington, K., Harris, L., Barnett, K., Scott, S., November 20, 2015, New Girls on the Block:  The Road to Faculty Positions, Oklahoma Women in Higher Education Fall Conference, State, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK

Pennington, K., Harris, L., Barnett, K., Scott, S., November 20, 2015, New Girls on the Block:  The Road to Faculty Positions, Oklahoma Women in Higher Education Fall Conference, State, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK

Scott, S. C., October 30, 2015, Incorporating a Naturalization Ceremony as Service Learning, Campus Compact Heartland Conference 2015, Regional, Kansas City, MO

Scott, S., Harris, L., Howard, C., October 22, 2015, Using Online Tools for Student Engagement and Assessment, OACTE/OEQA/OATE 2015 Fall Conference, State, Edmond, OK

Scott, S., August 12, 2015, Blogging and Google Docs Transformed My Course and Me, 16th Annual Collegium on College Teaching Practice, Local, Edmond - UCO

Grellner, J., Scott, S., Wood, J., Churchill, L. B., June 5, 2015, We Find Our Pathway by Walking It, 2015 American Democracy Project/TDC/NASPA Civic Learning & Democractic Engagement Meeting, National, New Orleans, LA

Scott, S., Griffin Overocker, E. J., Carver, M. M., Hynes, S., Loughlin, P., November 21, 2014, Maximizing your potential: Pathways to a doctorate, Oklahoma Women Higher Education Fall Conference 2014, Local, Edmond

Scott, S., Crawford, A., November 7, 2014, Teacher Candidates, Immigration, and Naturalization: A Service Learning Project, 7th Annual Oklahoma Service Learning Conference: Empowering Students to Create Their Circle of Cvici Engagements, State, Norman, OK

Scott, S., Alissa, C., November 7, 2014, Teacher Candidate, Immigration, and Naturalization: A Service Learning Project, Seventh Annual Oklahoma Service Learning Conference: Empowering Students to Create Their Circle of Civic Engagement, State, University of Oklahoma

James, R. C., Scott, S., October 9, 2014, Teaching Outside the Box: An Extraordinary School Partnership and Pre-service Teacher Training, OACTE/EQA/OATE 2014 Annual Conference, State, Northeastern State University, Broken Arrow, OK

Lohmann, L., Scott, S., James, R., Hammond, F., November 7, 2013, Student Teachers' Perceptions of Oklahoma's Teacher Evaluation Models and Implications for Teacher Preparation, OACTE/OATE/OCTP Fall Conference - Impacting the Educational Landscape:  Facing Challenges, Embracing Change, State, Norman, OK

Scott, S., Endicott, J. J., Crawford, A., October 24, 2013, Teacher Candidates' Perceptions of a Diversity Service Learning Project, RMERA: 45th Annual Meeting, Regional, UCO

Scott, S., Carver, M. M., June 8, 2013, Bringing Cultures Together for a Better Tomorrow: International Connections through Civic Engagement, 2013 American Democracy Project and the Democracy Commitment National Meeting: 21st Century Citizens: Building Bridges, Solving Problems, National, Denver, CO

Lohmann, L., Scott, S., James, R., Hammond, F., November 15, 2012, Teacher Candidates' Perceptions of Oklahoma Teacher Leader Effectiveness Evaluation, OACTE/OATE/OCTP Fall Conference - Embracing the Future for Oklahoma Teacher Education: Vision, Venture, and Value, State, Northeastern State University

Thomas, L. B., Green, M., Steward, G. a., Scott, S., November 3, 2012, Perceptions of Pre-service Teachers Regarding Students Based on Appearance, Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Regional, Las Cruces, New Mexico

Scott, S., Grellner, J., Loughlin, P., Carver, M., June 7, 2012, Changing Lives: Student Involvement with a Naturalization Ceremony through Leadership and Civic Engagement, 2012 American Democracy Project and the Democracy Commitment Annual Meeting, National, San Antonio, TX

Scott, S., Carver, M. M., April 2012, Successfully Incorporating the New York TImes and American Democracy Project in course work, First Year Experience Programs, Local, Edmond

Scott, S., Carver, M., April 18, 2012, Teaching Citizenship with a Class in Leadership and Civic Engagement, American Democracy Project Conference, Regional, Edmond, OK

Scott, S., Carver, M., April 11, 2012, Successfully Incorporating the NY Times and ADP, First Year Experience Programs, Local, University of Central Oklahoma

Professional and Community Involvement

Grants that Dr. Scott implemented 

Teachers and Leaders Academy IV, OSRHE, Funding for Teacher Recruitment and College Success for high school students. Invited students through high school programs (established by OSRHE, OTC Office) to attend. Provides information about college, leadership and scholarship. One Prospective Teacher Academy invited students who want to be a teacher to attend. Program promoted teacher education, leadership and scholarship., 2018- 2019

Teachers and Leaders Academy III, OSRHE,  Grant to support college success and teacher recruitment for high school students. Students come to UCO for an event to learn about college success and teaching 2017- 2018

Prospective Teacher Connection, OSRHE, To provide first year college students wanting to be teachers support through activities, workshops and mentoring., Funded, 2017- 2018

Teachers and Leaders Academy II, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, The grant has two initiatives. First is teacher recruitment, Prospective Teachers Academy and second is to help 8th-12th grade students understand and plan for college success., 2016- 2017

Teachers and Leaders Academy, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Project has two initiatives. First is teacher recruitment through the Prospective Teachers Academy and second is to help 8th-12th grade students understand and plan for college through a campus visit when possible., 2015- 2016

Preparing K12 Students for College, Career and Teaching Project 2, Oklahoma State Regents Office of Oklahoma Teacher Connection, ACE and LEAP students come to the UCO campus for college success strategies, campus tour, teacher education insight and provide materials for teachers to use with their programs to promote teacher education, 2014- 2015

Navigating Severe and Disruptive Behaviors in the Classroom, Oklahoma Teacher Connection (from the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education),  Abstract - Navigating Severe and Disruptive Behaviors in the Classroom with Dr. Lisa Lohmann 2014-2015

Preparing K12 Students for College, Career and Teaching Project 2, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Oklahoma Teacher Connection, 2013-2014

Prospective Teachers Academy 2, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Oklahoma Teacher Connection, 2013- 2014

Minority Educational Encouragement Project, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Work with ACE Students at various high schools across the metropolitan area in a minority teacher recruitment initiative. Grant is awarded yearly and I manage the grant., 2012- 2013

Preparing K12 Students for College, Career and Teaching Project, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Oklahoma Teacher Connection, 2012-2013

Prospective Teachers Academy, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Work with ACE Students at various high schools across the metropolitan area in a minority teacher recruitment initiative. Grant is awarded yearly and I manage the grant., 2012-2013

Minority Educational Encouragement Project, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Work with ACE Students at various high schools across the metropolitan area in a minority teacher recruitment initiative. Grant is awarded yearly and I manage the grant., 2011- 2012

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