Faculty

Faculty in the School of Teacher Education came to the University after successful careers as teachers and/or administrators in public and private schools around the country. They not only are skillful teachers, but also are scholars in the field of teacher education, regularly contributing to the professional literature and sharing with colleagues the results of their investigations.

Students in the School of Teacher Education can expect to have classroom experiences that model effective teaching. They can also expect to receive supportive and professional one-on-one mentoring in their own practice-teaching experiences from faculty who themselves have been successful classroom teachers, and whose passion is to pass their knowledge and skill on to their students.

The links below will take you to more information about the faculty who will work with you to develop your God-given gift of teaching.

Sarah Jones; MEd Asst Prof; Special Education sarah.jones@indwes.edu Department - Special Education Division - *Education

Biography

Professor Sarah Jones came to Indiana Wesleyan in 2007 after teaching high school students with emotional and learning disabilities in Greentown, Indiana, and Marion, Indiana. She primarily teaches upper-level special education courses, each from the perspective that we are called first to be disciples of Christ, and that some of us live out the gospel in the context of the classroom. Christ has claimed us; we are instruments of His grace as we include others.

Professor Jones completed her undergraduate and master's degrees through Indiana Wesleyan University, and she is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Special Education from Purdue University. In addition to her professional pursuits, Professor Jones has joined College Wesleyan Church's outreach ministry to Frances Slocum Elementary School, including serving as a mentor through Kids Hope and as the program coordinator and curriculum writer for the Summer's Cool Reading Experience.

On campus, Professor Jones and her husband, Greg, have served as "unit parents" for several dorm units and enjoy investing in students' personal growth and development.

Educational Background:

  • B.S., 2002, Indiana Wesleyan University
  • M.Ed., 2007, Indiana Wesleyan University

Interests

Professor Jones' scholarship and research are driven by the desire for every student to experience the full depth and excitement of the general education curriculum, particularly in English/Language Arts. Her current research and doctoral dissertation focuses on making authentic writing experiences accessible to secondary students with learning disabilities.

Professor Jones enjoys meeting and talking with students both inside and outside class.

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