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MARY LOU YEATTS
Associate Professor
Division of Educational Leadership
The Citadel

 

The Citadel
School of Education
171 Moultrie Street
Charleston, SC 29409
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Educational Background

Date Degree Earned Major Institution
1997 Ed.D.

Educational Administration

Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
1982 M.A. Curriculum & Instruction University of Virginia
1979 B.S. Elementary Education Averett University

Professional Experience

Date Position Employer
2008-Present

Associate Professor, Division of Educational Leadership

The Citadel
Charleston, SC
2001-2008

Associate Professor
Tenured August 2007

Murray State University
2006-Present

Online Instructor

Kentucky Department of Education
1998-2001

Adjunct Professor

Murray State University
1997-2001

Principal

Southwest Calloway Elementary School
Murray, KY
1979-1997

Teacher / Assistant Principal / Elementary School Principal

Henry County Public Schools
Collinsville, VA

Graduate Courses Taught

  • Policy and Ethics in School Administration - Murray State University
  • Community and School Relations -Murray State University
  • The School Principal - Murray State University
  • Practicum in School Administration - Murray State University
  • Seminar and Practicum in School Administration - Murray State University
  • Topics in Educational Technology -Murray Stare University
  • Data Based School Reform - Kentucky Department of Education
  • Safeguarding the Wired Schoolhouse - Kentucky Department of Education

Publications

National Journal Articles

 

Yeatts, M. L. (2006). Kindergarten: Is Starting Later Better? Principal Magazine, 86(1), 61.

Yeatts, M. L. (2005). Before Turning Over the Keys to the New Principal. The School Administrator, 6(62), 16.

 

State

 

Yeatts, M. L. (2006). Education Professor Offers Advice to Beginning Teachers. Kentucky Teacher, p 1, 10.

 

Web Based

 

Lyons, R., Yeatts, M. L. (2002). A Principal's Guide to Technology, http://coekate.murraystate.edu/kate/.

 

Submitted for Publication

 

Brookhiser, I., Yeatts, M. L., Wiggins, M (2007). Emotional Intelligence and Camp Staff Evaluations: An Exploratory Study.

 

Book Reviews

 

Yeatts, M. L. (2006, October). Book Review: Conversations with Practicing Principals, Eye On Education, Larchmont, NY.

Presentations

International

 

Yeatts, M. L. (2006, July). The way of the shepherd, 7 ancient secrets to managing people. Presented at Oxford Round Table, Shaping Education Policy: The Role of School Superintendents, Principals, and Headmasters, Harris Manchester College at the University of Oxford, Oxford, England.

 

National

 

Yeatts, M. L. and Payne, Judy (2007, April). Enhancing instruction through technology. Application required for speakers. National Technology & Social Science Conference, April 15-17, Riviera Hotel, Las Vegas, NV.

 

State/Regional

 

Yeatts, M. L. (2006, August). Facilitated meetings for Partnership for Successful Schools director, Carolyn Witt Jones with local area school superintendents, Calloway County, Murray Independent, Paducah Independent Schools.

Yeatts, M. L. (2006, August).The way of the shepherd, 7 ancient secrets to managing people. Invited presentation for Caldwell County Board of Education Leadership team, Kentucky Dam Village, Annual Leadership Retreat.

Yeatts, M. L. (2005, July). Effective communications in the workplace. Presentation to College faculty and staff. Paducah Technical College, Paducah, KY.

Yeatts, M. L. (2005, May). Effective communications for vocational teachers. Invited presentation for West Kentucky School District Teachers. Crisp Center, Paducah, KY.

Yeatts, M. L. (2004, May). One-to-one reading coaching. Presentation to Morgan Elementary faculty, staff, and superintendent, Paducah Independent Schools. Paducah, KY.

Yeatts, M. L. (2004, October). Safe and welcoming schools. Presentation at the annual meeting of Kentucky Association of School Councils. Louisville, KY.

Yeatts, M. L. (2004, August). One-to-one reading coaching. Presentation to Farmington Elementary School, Graves County School District, Mayfield, KY.

Yeatts, M L. (2004, August). One-to-one reading coaching. Presentation to Morgan Elementary School, Paducah Independent School District, Paducah, KY.

Yeatts, M L. (2004, April). Effective communications for school administration. Invited presentation for McCracken County School and District administrators, Cone Oak Elementary School, Paducah, KY.

Yeatts, M. L. (2003, November). Test data disaggregation. Presentation to Morgan Elementary School, Paducah Independent School District, Paducah, KY.

Yeatts, M L. (2003, August). Effective communications. Invited presentation to Morgan Elementary School classified staff, Paducah Independent School District, Paducah, KY.

Yeatts, M. L. (2002, March). What principals need to know about technology? Invited presentation at the annual Teaching and Learning Conference, Louisville, KY.

 

College of Education Presentations

 

Yeatts, M. L. (2006, November). Student Teacher Seminar. Invited presenter for Student Teachers-Using portfolios to land your first job and expectations of principals for beginning teachers. Curris Center, Murray State University.

Yeatts, M. L. (2006, October). 10 Years of Residential Colleges at Murray State University. Invited to represent faculty perception and participation. Murray State University, Curris Center Ballroom.

Yeatts, M. L. (2006, August). Embedded Assessment using LiveText Invited presentation for University-wide Panel Discussion, Freed Curd Auditorium, Murray State University

Yeatts, M. L. (2006, June). School psychologists-your role in schools. Invited presentation to PSY 792-Internship in Psychology, MSU, Murray, KY.

Yeatts, M. L. (2006, May). What kind of teacher do you want to be? Invited presentation to Elementary Education. Student Teachers, MSU, Murray, KY.

Yeatts, M. L. (2005, May and November). Interviewing for your first teaching job. Invited presentation to Student Teachers, MSU, Murray, KY.

Yeatts, M. L. (2004, June). Perceptions for School Psychologists. Invited presentation to PSY 792-Internship in Psychology, MSU, Murray, KY.

Yeatts, M. L. (2003, September). Important resume and cover letter tips. Invited presentation for Kappa Delta Pi Honor Sorority, MSU, Murray, KY.

Yeatts, M. L. (2003, May). Authentic assessment in teacher evaluation. Invited presentation to EDU 303-Strategies of Teaching, MSU, Murray, KY.

Yeatts, M. L. (2003, May). What do I do when I get hired? Invited presentation to Student Teachers, MSU, Murray, KY.

Yeatts, M. L. (2003, April). What principals look for when hiring teachers. Invited presentation for ELE 390-Introduction to Kindergarten and the Primary School,, MSU, Murray, KY.

Yeatts, M. L. (2002, December, 2001, May, 2000, December). KTIP portfolios-why are they important? Invited presentation to Student Teachers, MSU, Murray, KY.

Yeatts, M. L. (2002, May). What principals look for when hiring teachers. Invited presentation for Kappa Delta Pi Honor Sorority, MSU, Murray, KY.

Yeatts, M. L. (2002, November). What principals look for when hiring teachers. Invited presentation for EDU 303 Strategies of Teaching, MSU, Murray, KY.

Yeatts, M. L. (2000, May). Moving beyond our assumptions of education and learning. Invited presentation for ACEI conference, MSU, Murray, KY.

Grants

  • Enhancing Technology through Core Content (2006, June) - $19,000
    Tech Prep Professional Development
    Role: Planning and Facilitating with Judy Payne (MSU) and Steve Freeman (WKCTC)
    Status: Approved / Implemented / Completed

  • Enhancing Emotional Intelligence of Pre-professionals: An Exploratory Study (2005, June) $1,770
    CISR Research Grant
    Role: Co-lnvestigator / Presenter with Dr. Judy Brookhiser
    Status: Approved / Implemented / Receiving Data

  • KATE Educational Studies, Leadership and Counseling Faculty Grant (2004-2006) - $23,050
    Temp Grant
    Role: Planning and Facilitating with Brenda Nix and KATE staff
    Status: Approved / Implemented / Completed

  • Mapping Across the Curriculum (2005, July) - $2,000
    CJSR Grant
    Role. Co-investigator / Planning / Facilitating with Greg Gierhart
    Status: Approved / Implemented / Completed

  • JAKPAT-Japan and Kentucky Principals and Teachers (2004, December) - $100,000
    Role: Co-writer / Investigator / Facilitator with Tom Lough
    Status: Rejected

  • Commonwealth Collaborative Literacy Reading Grant (2003, June - 2004, July) - $18,000
    Role: Observed teachers / collected data for Bonnie Higginson
    Status: Approve / Implemented / Completed

  • KATE Grant Create Online Training for School Administrators (2003, June) - $2,000
    Role: Co-Ivestigator / CO-writer with Robert Lyons
    Status: Approve / Implemented / Completed

  • COE Mini Grant Test Data Disaggregation (2003, January) - $2,000
    Role: Co-Ivestigator and Presenter with Robert Lyons
    Status: Approve / Implemented / Completed

Professional Development

  • Participant in Legal Issues in Education Conference-2 days. Presented by West Kentucky Cooperative, Curris Center, Murray State University, Murray, KY-January, 2007.
  • Participant in Kentucky Teaching and Learning Conference-2 days. Advanced BlackBoard training. Kentucky Department of Education, International Convention Center, Louisville, KY-March, 2007.
  • Participant in CCSLP Symposium for New Leadership Standards, Lexington, KY-Nov. 2006
  • Participant in One-to-one Coaching Reading, KET, Lexington, KY-August, 2006.
  • Participant in Online Teaching Strategies, Kentucky Department of Education-April-July 2006
  • Participant in CTLT Online Training Workshop-November, 2005
  • Participant in Gates Training for Building-Level Walkthroughs-September, 2005
  • Participant in LiveText Training for Portfolio Preparation-September, 2005
  • Participant in KATE Technology Training-2003, 2004, 2005
  • Attended Model School’s Conference, Dr. Willard Daggett, Nashville, TN-June, 2005
  • Participant in COBEC Meeting, Oklahoma City, OK-July, 2005
  • Participant with PFSS with Dr. Willard Daggett, Lexington, KY-May, 2005
  • Participant in CCSLP Leadership Summit, Louisville, KY-April, 2005
  • Trained as a KPIP Mentor, Frankfort, KY-April, 2005
  • Attended Reshaping America’s High Schools Conference with Dr. Willard Daggett, Glasgow High School, Glasgow, KY-February, 2005
  • Participant in PFKS Leadership Summit with Dr. Willard Daggett, Lexington, KY-Feb. 2005
  • Participant in Effort-Based Learning Conference, Lexington, KY-October, 2004
  • Participant in PFKS Leadership Summit, Lexington, KY-September, 2004
  • Participant in Good to Great, book study, Lexington, KY-July and September, 2004
  • Participant in Learning Walks Training, Lexington, KY-September, 2004
  • Participant in Effective Meeting Strategies Workshop, Lexington, KY-June. July, 2004
  • Participant in Preparing for No Child Left Behind CTBS, Murray, KY-August, 2003
  • Participant in Effective Communications Training, Lexington, KY-August, 2003
  • Participant in training for Literacy Grant, Elizabethtown, KY-July 2003
  • Participant in training for One-to-one Reading with Students, Lexington, KY-August, 2003
  • Participant in training for Peer Coaching, Lexington, KY-June, July, August, 2003
  • Participant in Living Leadership, MSU, Murray, KY-November, 2002
  • Participant in University of Reading Program Orientation, MSU, Murray, KY-May, 2002
  • Participant in Pathways to Proficiency ’02, Louisville, KY-March, 2002
  • Attended Kentucky House Committee on Education, Frankfort, KY-February, 2002
  • Participant in CCSLP, Fourth Annual Conference, Bardstown, KY-October, 2002
  • Participant in CCSLP, Third Annual Conference, Bardstown, KY-October, 2001
  • Participant in KATE Workshops for FrontPage, PowerPoint, Trackstar, WebQuest, Excel, MSU, Murray, KY-2001, 2002, 2003

Professional Service

Committee Work

 

College

  • Grievance Committee member - 2001-present
  • Technology Oversight Committee member - 2004-present
  • Research, Scholarship, and Creative Work Committee member- 2003-2005
  • Board of Regent Teacher of the Year Committee member - 2003
  • Education Specialist Committee Chair and member - 2002-present

Department

  • NCATE Standard 6 Committee member - 2006-2007
  • Technology Mentor Committee member - 2003-present
  • NCATE Standard 1 Committee member - 2001-2002

Professional Leadership

  • Observed Student Teachers in Belize for 5 days, Corozal, Beljze-May, 2007
  • Executive Board Member - West Kentucky Community and Technical College
    -appointed by Governor of Kentucky - 2002-2008
  • Facilitator for Oxford Round Table, Oxford England - March and July, 2004, July, 2005, 2006
  • Participant at the Consortium for Belize Educational Cooperation (COBEC) meeting, Belize City, Belize - February 2006
  • Invited Panelist for Faculty Workshop on Course Embedded Assessment - August, 2006
  • Participant at the Consortium for Belize Educational Cooperation (COBEC) meeting, Oklahoma State University - July, 2005
  • Kentucky Leadership Academy, Kentucky Department of Education - 2003-2005
  • Keynote Speaker for Murray State University Scholars Week - April, 2004
  • Site Coordinator for Partnership fur Successful Schools - 2003-present
  • Scorer for National Assessment-School Leaders Licensure Assessment, Princeton, NJ - 2003, 2004
  • Kentucky Principal Test Committee, Education Professional Standards Board - 2002,2003
  • Kentucky Advisory Council for Internship, Education Professional Standards Board - 1999-2001
  • SAELP Committee Member, Kentucky Department of Education, 2001-present

University Service

  • Alpha Delta Pi Faculty Advisor - 2002-present
  • Server at 67th Annual Senior Breakfast - May, 2005
  • Met with Turkish Delegation - October, 2005
  • Interviewer for Greek Man and Greek Woman of the Year - 2004, 2005, 2006
  • White Residential College Faculty - 2001-present
  • Roads Scholar Member 2001-present
  • Scholars Week Presentations Facilitator - 2003,2004,2005
  • Planning Committee for Sandra J. Flynn Tribute - January, 2003
  • Judge for Mr. MSU Pageant - September, 2002
  • Team Captain 2003-2004
  • Graduate Student Recruitment-Lane College - September, 2002
  • Graduate Student Recruitment-Austin Peay University - October, 2002
  • Great Beginnings-Murray State University - 2001-present

College Service

  • Kate Technology Mentor - 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
  • Educational Specialist Committee Member / Chairperson - 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
  • Technology Oversight Committee - 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
  • Trained / Facilitated Kentucky Principal Internship Program participants (KPIP) - 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
  • Participant to assist EDU 103, ARC Scenarios - 2005
  • Facilitator for School Leaders Licensure Assessment Study Session - 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
  • Keynote Speaker for Sandra J. Flynn Graduate Symposium - April, 2004
  • Participant Commonwealth Collaborative School Leadership Program (CCSLP) - 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
  • Designed Latest School Leadership Brochure - July, 2003
  • Super Saturday Gifted Teacher - February, 2003
  • Commonwealth Collaborative Literacy Reading Grant participant - July, 2003-July, 2004

Public School Service

  • Presenter for Union County Leadership Team, The Way of the Shepherd -August, 2007
  • Served as Administrator Educator for KPIP (Kentucky Principal Internship Program) participants in Murray Independent, Caldwell County, Webster County, Dawson Springs Independent, Trigg County Public Schools - August, 2007-2008
  • Presenter for Caldwell County Leadership Team, The Way of the Shepherd - August, 2006
  • Served as Administrator Educator for UP participants in Graves County, Mayfield City, Trigg County, Lyon County, Hopkins County Public Schools -August, 2005-May, 2006
  • Trained KPIP principals and superintendents - 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
  • Presented 2-day workshop for Tech-Prep Teachers 4 Administrators from McCracken County, Caldwell County, Hickrnan County, Fulton County, and Lyon County Public Schools - 2005
  • Facilitated Gates Training for Calloway County School Administrators with Mike Oder, Kentucky Department of Education - June, 2005
  • Facilitated One-To-One Reading with Students Program to Murray Elementary School faculty, staff, superintendent, principal -May, 2005
  • Facilitated Meeting Update for Morgan Elementary Reading Coaches -November 2004
  • Facilitated / Trained parents in One-to-one Reading with Students Program at Farmington Elementary School, Graves County - August and November, 2004
  • Presented findings from Communication Audit for Morgan Elementary School, Paducah Independent Schools - November, 2004
  • Directed an Internal Communication Audit for Morgan Elementary School - October, 2004
  • Met with Calloway County Administrative Team-Discuss Japanese Exchange Program - February, 2004
  • Facilitated / Presented 6-hour Professional Development for Morgan Elementary School staff - August, 2004
  • Presented Roads Scholars Scholarship Awards to Paducah-Tilghman High School students - May, 2004
  • Presented Interstate School Leadership Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) Standards to “Aspiring Administrators” for Christian County Public Schools - May 2004, 2005
  • Served as Chair for SACS Accreditation Team for Barkley Elementary School, Fort Campbell Schools, Fort Campbell, KY - May, 2004
  • Presented “Effective Communications Training” for McCracken County School Administrators - April, 2004
  • Assisted Dawson Springs Middle School and High School Administrators for 1-day effective principalship techniques -December, 2003
  • Presented program for “Grandparents with Kids” at Clark Elementary - 2004
  • Facilitated / Trained volunteers in One-to-one Reading with Students Program at Morgan Elementary School -November, 2003.
  • Facilitated / Presented Professional Development for Morgan Elementary School Faculty and Staff on Technology Standards and Standards and Indicators for School improvement -November, 2003
    Facilitated / Presented Professional Development for Morgan Elementary School Faculty and Staff on “Effective Communication Strategies” - August, 2003
  • Met Monthly with Morgan Elementary Administrative staff as Site Coordinator for Partnership for Kentucky Schools 2003-2005
  • Chaired SACS visit to Longfellow Elementary School, Mayfield City Schools - May, 2003
  • Served as Volunteer School Principal for Farmington Elementary School, December, 2002-January, 2003
  • Served as Administrator Educator for (7) Administrative KPIP Interns for Trigg County, Graves County, Christian County, and Paducah Independent School Districts - August 2002-May 2003
  • Served as Administrator Educator for (7) Administrative DIP Interns for Christian County, Dawson Springs Independent, Caldwell County, Graves County and Hopkins County Public Schools - August 2001-May, 2002
  • Chaired SACS Accreditation Visit to Heath Elementary School, McCracken County Public Schools - May, 2002

Professional Memberships

  • Delta Kappa Gamma
  • Association of Supervisors and Curriculum Development
  • Phi Delta Kappa
  • Leadership Murray
  • Partnership for Successful Schools

Community Service

2001-2008 United Way, Board of Directors, Murray, Kentucky
2005, 2006, 2007 United Way “Chair” Auction Co-Chair
United Way Fund Drive Chairperson for Calloway Schools
United Way CO-Chair Committee member-Grand Home Giveaway
2004 United Way “WATCH” Golf Tournament Chairperson
2003-2008 Murray State University Theatre Community Relations Board Committee Member
2002-2008 United States Tennis Association Community Tennis League Liaison Murray/Calloway County and Murray State University
2003-2005 Murray-Calloway County Hospital Foundation Community Relations Committee Member
1998-2004 Habitat for Humanity, Board of Directors, Murray, Kentucky
2001-2002 First Baptist Church, Teacher Education Committee
1998-2001 Co-Chaired Relay for Life Luminary Bag Preparation

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