The Journal of Teaching Effectiveness and Student Achievement
Data from the National Center for Education Statistics (2011) indicates that almost a third of America’s teachers leave the field sometime during their first three years of teaching. The attrition rate for those who enter through some alternative pathway can be as high as 60%. New teachers cite classroom management, ESL, and lack of preparation or support as key reasons behind their decision. Therefore, additional training that increases new teacher confidence and preparation is vital. Quality training for teachers entering 21st century classrooms and appropriate instructional practices for today’s learners is a must.
The College of Education at Angelo State University publishes a peer-reviewed journal annually. The Journal of Teaching Effectiveness and Student Achievement is dedicated to the dissemination of research emphasizing teacher preparation, successful school cultures, teacher quality, instructional effectiveness, innovative pedagogy, and educational practices with student achievement in mind.
Meet the Editors
Dr. Amy Williamson is currently an Associate Professor in the College of Education at Angelo State University. There, she serves as the Program Manager for Graduate Teacher Certification. Amy began her career as an English teacher in Georgia and has more than 12 years of experience in education as a teacher and consultant. She considers her work as an advocate for new teachers crucial to the educational landscape of 21st century classrooms, and serves in a number of leadership and editorial board positions. Her research interests include the use of literacy strategies in secondary classrooms, addressing classroom diversity, teacher quality and preparation, online teaching, and international education.
Dr. Blake Hightower is currently an Assistant Professor in the College of Education at Angelo State University. He serves as the Program Manager for the Master of Education degree in Educational Administration, the Principal Certification Program and Superintendent Certification Program. Dr. Hightower’s teaching experience includes 17 years of K-12 experience encompassing an array of subject content areas and multiple grade levels. His career also includes 10 years of school administration experience to include serving as a Leadership Development Consultant and School Turn-around Specialist at Education Service Center 18. Dr. Hightower’s research interests include the role of education in preserving democracy, social justice within public school settings, and the migration of graduate education into virtual learning environments.
Editorial Review Board
Many thanks to the following for serving as
reviewers for the Journal for 2013/2014
Ms. Saler Axel
Doctoral Candidate, Southern Methodist University
Dr. Marcia Bolton
Associate Professor, Widener University
Ms. Anitra Butler
Lecturer, Towson University
Dr. Suzanne Colvin
Associate Director, School of Teaching and Learning, University of Florida
Dr. Rocio Delgado
Associate Professor, Trinity University
Dr. Carl Dethloff
Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources and Professional Development, San Angelo ISD
Dr. Vicky Dill
Senior Program Manager, Texas Homeless Education Office,
University of Texas at Austin
Dr. George Fero
Professor, McKendree University
Dr. Joyce Finch
Assistant Professor, Texas Southern University
Dr. Leanne Howell
Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor, Baylor University
Dr. Dionne Jackson
Assistant Professor, Hendrix CollegeDr. Latasha Jones
Clinical Assistant Professor, Georgia State UniversityDr. Kriss Kemp-Graham
Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University- Commerce
Ms. Carol Marlar
Director of Instructional Services, Wichita Falls ISD
Dr. Ramona Pittman
Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University-San AntonioMr. Dan Quinn
Executive Director, Great Lakes Center for
Education Research and Practice
Dr. Devery Rodgers
Assistant Professor, Mount St. Mary’s College
Dr. Marva Solomon
Assistant Professor, Angelo State University
Dr. James Taliaferro
Superintendent, Texas Tech University ISD
Dr. Tracy Taylor
Director of Assessment, Research, and Program Review,
Ector County ISD
Dr. Mary Webb
Remote Associate Professor, Texas A&M University-CommerceDr. Alaric Williams
Assistant Professor, Angelo State University
Call for Manuscripts
For the 2015 Winter issue, the journal is soliciting articles designed to promote student achievement through the effective preparation and retention of new teachers.
- Manuscripts should not exceed 15 typewritten pages, including references, charts, and tables.
- All manuscripts should conform to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2009, 6th ed.), including an abstract of 100-150 words.
- Authors must submit a cover letter explaining the relationship of the article to the journal’s purpose. The author must indicate that the manuscript represents original material and is not currently under consideration by any other publication.
- A cover page should include the following: title of the manuscript, author’s name and affiliation, contact information (email, phone, address), and a brief bio of the author(s), not exceeding 50 words per author.
- No identifying information (last name, affiliation) should be included beyond the cover page.
- Please include page numbers.
Submissions are due by November 1, 2014 and should be made electronically to email@example.com.
The Journal of Teaching Effectiveness and Student Achievement editorial team will evaluate articles submitted for publication consideration. Manuscripts must adhere to the guidelines above, and authors should expect to receive notification of the publication decision within 6 weeks of the deadline. The editor reserves the right to make editorial changes, but any significant proposed changes will be discussed with the primary author prior to publication.
If you are interested in serving as a reviewer for the Winter 2015 issue, please send an email indicating your interest, as well as a copy of your vita and review experience, to Dr. Amy Williamson, Editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Dr. Blake Hightower, Assistant Editor, at email@example.com.
The following timeline is expected for the 2015 Winter Issue:
Deadline to apply/volunteer as a reviewer for the 2015 issue October 15, 2014
Manuscripts Due November 1, 2014
Editorial Board Reviews November 2014
Authors Contacted with Editorial Decision Early December 2014
Editing and Final Changes Due Mid-January 2015
Winter Issue Available Late February/Early March 2015