Meet the head of TIS, Dr. Sean Joyce
As a professional educator, Sean Joyce, Ph.D. has been involved directly with teaching students and teachers for almost 30 years. Dr. Joyce has served for more than 15 years, both as a mentor teacher and a master teacher, working directly with educators as they develop their “art of teaching.” He has worked in this capacity, and as an adjunct professor, with the University of Redlands, California State University, La Verne University, California State University (San Bernardino campus), and the Claremont Graduate University School of Educational Transformation.
From 2002 to 2009, before coming to The International School at Mesa del Sol, Dr. Joyce worked as a school site administrator in both California and New Mexico. In this capacity, he was instrumental in developing a systemic and school-wide professional development plan for all instructional staff that focuses on brain-based research, Robert Marzano’s (McREL) effective instructional strategies, differentiated instruction, Thinking Maps™, Understanding by Design™, Multiple Intelligences and the inclusion of both gifted and special education students in general education class settings.
Dr. Joyce has presented his work to the National Scholars cheap Conference; the Technology, Reading and Learning Difficulties International Conference (TRLD); the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development Conference (ASCD); the Western Lilly Conference on College & University Teaching, hosted by the International Alliance of Teacher Scholars; and the National Educational Computer Conference (NECC).
Dr. Joyce earned his Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Redlands, and his Ph.D. in Urban Educational Administration from Claremont Graduate University, where his research study focused on a comparison of leadership attributes between public school, and charter school principals, based upon the governance structure of the schools, and the possible effect on student achievement. One of his primary goals is to develop a working model school, implementing current research, effective instructional strategies, and community involvement with a university faculty and research facility.
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