Associate Professor, Education Program
Office: PC 2015E
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Hello! I appreciate you taking the time to access my profile. I am a lifelong resident of the Erie area, although most of my time has been spent living on the outskirts in North East and Greene Township. My passions include my family which consists primarily of my husband David, my son Robert, my daughter Christina, and my two grandsons, Hunter and Max; being a Reading Specialist, and the Pittsburgh Steelers. My parents and brothers all live in the Erie area as well, which I believe speaks volumes about Erie.
I came to Gannon because of the solid reputation of its teacher prep program and the small class sizes. I believe strongly that the more I know about my students, the better I can prepare them for their future classroom. Feel free to ask any of my current (or past) students and I am sure they will tell you that they get to know me very well too. I truly enjoy being a faculty member in Gannon's School of Education and am very proud of the students who have graduated from our program. I am confident that they will put the needs of their students first...and those are the teachers our educational system needs.
Extra tidbits: I am an animal lover and have 2 dogs (Zoie, a pitbull mix and Lucy Lu, a Shih Tzu/Pug mix) and 1 cat (Opposum, aka Boots). As mentioned above, I am an avid (or maybe rabid) Pittsburgh Steelers fan. I always believe they will win and will make up every excuse in the book when they lose (which of course does not happen often). No Dallas fans are allowed in my classroom!
ECED 100 Early Childhood Overview
ECED 200 Early Language and Literacy Development
ECED 202 Early Reading and Literacy PreK-1
ECED 203 Methods of Reading and Writing, grades 2-4
ECED 320 Integrated Curriculum PreK-K
EDCR 420 Methods of Teaching ESL/ELL
EDCR 203 Human Diversity
MLED 301 Literacy Development, Strategies, and Assessment
GEDU 631 Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Difficulties (web-based graduate course)
GEDU 640 Young Adult Literature (web-based graduate course)
GEDU 641 Children’s Literature
GEDU 647 Assessment and Adaptation Clinical Practicum
GEDU 520 Methods of Teaching ESL/ELL (web-based graduate course)
GEDU 517 ESL Student Assessment (web-based graduate course)
Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction (2008)
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA
Masters of Education (1996)
Major: Reading / Reading Specialist Certification
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA
Bachelor of Science (1992)
Major: Elementary Education
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA
Elementary Education, Reading Specialist, English as a Second Language
Kappa Delta Pi International Education Honor Society
Gannon University – School of Education
Kent State Ashtabula Campus
Jamestown Community College
Oil City Area School District
Reading/Literacy Coach- Education Consultant
McGraw-Hill / Wright Group (Breakthrough to Literacy)
GECAC Head Start
Our Lady of Peace Elementary
Director of Education / Center Director / Lead Teacher
Sylvan Learning Center
*Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
*American Educational Research Association
*International Reading Association
*Keystone State Reading Association
*National Association for the Education of Young Children
*Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education (Advisor)
*Erie Reading Council (Vice President)
Quick, R. L. (2013). Exploring faculty perceptions toward working with academically vulnerable college students. College Quarterly, 16(4).
Carignan, I.,Beauregarad, F., Quick, R., (2013). Can the community play an important role in a family literacy project? Vivre le Primaire, 26 (3), 25-36.
Forbes, L. & Quick, R. L. (2012). Documenting experiential learning in higher education: The case for digital mashups. In T. Bastiaens & G. Marks (Eds.) Proceedings fo E-LEARN 2013 – World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare & Higher Education (586-590). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.
Forbes, L. S., Merritt, J., & Quick, R. L. (2011). Ongoing support for novice educators: Online classroom support modules. Pennsylvania Educational Leadership, 31(3), 40-45.
Quick, R. & Conner, D. (2010) Going the extra mile: Connecting with student’s families. New Teacher Advocate, 18(1),10-11.
Quick, R., (2008) An investigation of faculty knowledge and perceptions toward college students with reading and writing difficulties. D.Ed. dissertation, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, United States -- Pennsylvania. Retrieved September 10, 2012, from Dissertations & Theses: Full Text.(Publication No. AAT3329895).
Vice President, Erie Reading Council
Advisor, Kappa Delta Pi
Early Childhood Education representative for DACUM
Member of Pennsylvania ELL Task Force
Performance Evaluator for Erie Tech School ECE program
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