A. Ruth Okoye

702-2C Tamarack Way | Herndon, VA 20170 | 757.535.0005 | arokoye@gmail.com

Education

Ed.D        Educational Leadership (2010). Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA

CAGS         Educational Leadership (2005). Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA

M. Ed        Individualized Degree Plan (1993). Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA

B.S.         Computer Science (1991). Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

Teaching Certifications

Post-Graduate Professional License: Virginia Department of Education

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Professional Activities

Affiliations/Memberships

Awards, Honors, and Other Certifications

Administrative Experience

THE SOURCE FOR LEARNING, Reston VA

Director of K12 Initiatives                                         2015 – present

Leader of a team of educators who provide technology coaching services to K12 teachers which includes website recommendations, creating lesson and unit plans, mobile app reviews, online hands-on webinars and assistance with using MySciLife, a middle school social learning platform for science. Coordinate monthly PLC meetings, book studies and twitter chats. Established training partnership with Microsoft.

K12 Teaching Experience (Abbreviated)

PORTSMOUTH PUBLIC SCHOOLS, Portsmouth, VA        2002-2015

Technology Resource Teacher (2005-2015)

Provided professional development for teaching staff on integrating technology into their lessons. Co-developed Portsmouth Public Schools Technology Resource Teacher evaluation instrument, Co-developed division’s online course: Technology Standards for Instructional Personnel, developed online teacher needs assessment survey, acted as technology integration liaison to elementary language arts, guidance, and foreign language departments, manage division’s Web 2.0 applications, served as project lead for PPS annual TEACH Academy (week-long teacher technology immersion conference), served as a mentor for new Technology Resource Teachers (TRTs), coordinated elementary makerspace initiative. Developed and taught division’s first hybrid online technology integration graduate course through Old Dominion University: ECI680 Reading to Learn Across the Curriculum - Facilitating Content Area Reading with Technology.

Title I Reading Facilitator, Brighton Elementary (2003-2005)

Supervised and oversaw reading instruction, coordinated reading intervention team activities, provided professional development for teaching staff on instructional strategies for reading, Established Reading Buddies reading tutoring partnership program between Brighton Elementary and Naval School of Health Sciences, Established Read with Me parental involvement program, Implemented intermediate grade literature circles, Team Leader: Brighton Elementary School Construction Project – coordinated Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment budget and purchases.

Title I Reading Specialist, Westhaven Elementary (2002-2003)

Provided small group and individual reading intervention, coordinated remediation efforts for students transferred under NCLB, provided professional development for teaching staff on Paula Brown testing strategies, school improvement team co-chair.

University Teaching Experience

OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY, Norfolk VA                 2007

Co-Instructor: ECI680 Reading to Learn Across the Curriculum: Facilitating Content Area Reading with Technology (Online hybrid graduate course designed to promote technology infusion in the teaching of reading.)

PACE UNIVERSITY, New York, NY                                 1998-2000

Adjunct Professor: Developmental Reading and Writing.

Developed lessons and taught undergraduate students a variety of reading and writing strategies specific to college level assignments.

Presentations (Abbreviated)

Publications

Houtz, J. C., Selby, E., Esquivel, G. B., Okoye, A. R., Peters, K. M., and Treffinger, D. J. (2003). Creativity Styles and Personal Type. Creativity Research Journal, 15(4), 321-330

Okoye, A. R. (2010). A study of technology coaching and teachers’ sense of computer efficacy as predictors of technology implementation.