CURRICULUM VITAE

Jemelleh Coes, Georgia, Teacher of the Year, education speaker
Education

 

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Georgia, 2018

Major: Educational Theory and Practice

Emphasis: Middle Grades

Certificates: Disability Studies, Educational Law and Policy, Qualitative

Master of Education, Georgia Southern University, 2010

Major: Teaching and Learning

 

Bachelor of Science in Education, Georgia Southern University, 2008

Major: Special Education

Certifications

 

T-5 Georgia Certification

                               

English as a Second Language Endorsement

 

Highly qualified in all special education content areas

Teaching Experience

Professor, University of Georgia (March 2019-present) 

Adjunct Professor, Mount Holyoke College (May 2018-present)

Adjunct Instructor, Athens Technical College (January 2015-present)

 

University Clinical Supervisor for Teacher Candidates, University of Georgia (August 2014-May 2018)

 

Adjunct Instructor, Georgia Southern University (August 2014-December 2014)

 

2014 Georgia Teacher of the Year, Georgia Department of Education (July 2013-July 2014)

 

21st Century Community Learning Afterschool Site Supervisor, Langston Chapel Middle School

(May 2012-June 2013)

 

Classroom Teacher (English/Language Arts & Math & Special Education), Langston Chapel Middle School, grades 6-8

(August 2008-June 2014)

 

Clinical Supervisor for Teacher Candidates, Langston Chapel Middle School/Georgia Southern University

(August 2010-June 2013)

 

Skills

 

Public speaking

 

Interpersonal Skills

 

Flexibility and Adaptability

 

Multicultural Awareness

 

High Energy

 

Professional Work

 

Consulting

Georgia Department of Education, Every Student Succeeds Act- Georgia Teacher and Leader Effectiveness Work Group (July 2016- present)

United States Department of Education, Equity and Teacher Preparation  (December 2015- January 2016)

National Network of State Teachers of the Year, Teachers Leading Division (January 2015- present)

PARCC and Smarter Balance Test Review (October 2015)

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Connect to Network in Education (October 2015)

Georgia Professional Standards Commission Taskforce, Professional Learning  (September 2013-April 2014)

CCSSO Common Core Standards Forum (October 2013)

Georgia Professional Standards Commission Taskforce, Special Education (September 2013)

 

Program/Product Development

National Educators Association/National Network of State Teachers of the Year, Pre-Service Teacher Virtual Interactive Circle, Virtual (September 2016-present)​

National Educators Association, Educator’s Rising, Curriculum for Future Educators, Arlington, VA (August 2016-present)

Collaborative for Student Success, Teacher Champions, Math Resource Platform, Virtual (September 2015-present)

National Education Association, Early Career Educator Program, Washington, DC (March- May 2016)

Growth plan for Teacher Leadership Program, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (March 2016)

University of Phoenix, Early Career Educator Induction Program, Virtual (January 2016)

Teaching Partners, 100 Ways: Effective Strategies for Classroom Use, Louisiana, LA (August 2014)   

Interviews, Podcasts, and Other Media Presentations

Coes, J. (2016, January 18). Merit Pay for Teachers. Bryan Crabtree Radio Show.

Coes, J. (2016, January 28). The State of Education. WGAC AM Radio Program. Augusta, Georgia

 

Coes, J. (Dearybury, J.) (2016, January 25). Six Things I Have Learned about Students that Changed the Way I Teach. Hooked! Captivating Student @ BAM Radio Network. Retrieved from http://www.bamradionetwork.com/hooked-captivating-students/3344-five-things-i-ve-learned-about-students-that-changed-the-way-i-teach

Coes, J. (2015, November 17). The Right Trajectory: Results from PARCC and Smarter Balance Test Review. National Network of State Teachers of the Year Press Release Panel

 

Coes, J. (Abud, G. & Perkins, S.). (2015, September 15). Early Warning Signs that a Student is Struggling with Learning. Teacher of the Year Radio Podcast @ BAM Radio Network. Retrieved from j.mp/wtoychannel_016

 

Coes, J. (2015). The Teacher’s Mission. SPARK Education. Video. http://player.campusbenefits.com/?v=mIJ8_X09

 

Coes, J. (2015). The Common Core. Educators for High Standards. Video. http://www.educatorsforhighstandards.org/jemelleh-coes.html

 

Coes, J. (2014). The Teacher Voice. Georgia Partnership Impact Series. Video. http://www.gpee.org/IMPACT.497.0.html

Presentations

 

Keynotes

Co-Teaching: The Good, the Bad, the Scary. (2017, February). Reform Initiative Conference. Brenau University, Gainesville, GA. 

 

Okay, but WHY?: Disability and English Education. (2016, November). Innovative Leadership, Navigating Changes in Literacy Education, Conference on English Leadership, Atlanta, GA. 

 

Restore, Relate, Rejuvenate! (2015, November). Exemplary Teachers Conference, Atlanta Public Schools, Atlanta GA.

 

Where Have All the Teachers Gone? (2015, October).Georgia Network for Transforming Educator Preparation Convening. Georgia Department of Education, Macon, GA.

 

What Great Educators Do: Advice from State Teachers of the Year. (2015, October). Future Educators of America Conference, Professional Association of Georgia Educators. St. Simons, GA.

 

What Legacy will You Leave? (2015, October). Gamma Beta Phi Service Organization Induction Ceremony, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA.

 

Thank Goodness for Mentorship! (2015, May). Forsyth County Teacher Induction, Cumming, GA.

 

Thank Goodness for Mentorship! (2015, May). Teacher Induction Summit, Georgia Department of Education, Atlanta, GA.

 

What Kind of Educator Will You Be? Good or Great? (2015, March). Future Educators Association State Conference, Professional Association of Georgia Educators, St. Simons Island, GA.

 

Get off the Roof! (2015, January).National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) State Meeting, Jesup, GA.

 

Advice to a Young(er) Scholar? (2014, November). Georgia Conference for Undergraduate Research, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA.

 

Let’s Talk Honestly: From Research to Reality. (2014, October). Georgia Educational Research Association Conference, Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA.

 

The Power of Purpose, Perseverance, and People. (2014, July). Georgia Parent Teacher Association State Leadership Conference, Atlanta, GA.

 

Commencement Address. (2014, May).Graduate Commencement Ceremony, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA.

 

The Golden Ticket. (2014, May). Celebrating Special Education Teachers of the Year Banquet, Southeast Georgia Learning Resources System, Statesboro, GA.

 

Pre-Commencement Address. (2014, May). College of Education Early Childhood Ceremony, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA.

 

What’s your Superpower? (2014, April). Masters of Teaching Celebration, Gainesville Communiversity, Gainesville, GA.

 

So, You Want to Be a Teacher? (2014, April). Preservice Teacher Address, Brenau University  Gainesville, GA.

 

The Eagle Educator. (2014, April). College of Education Visitation Day, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA.

 

So, You Want to Be State Teacher of the Year? (2014, April).Teacher of the Year Writing Workshop, Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools, Savannah, GA.

 

Top Ten Tip for New Teachers. (2014, April). Preservice Teacher Summit, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA.

 

The Power of Purpose. (2014, March). College of Education Scholars Day Program, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA.

 

What I’ve Learned as Teacher of the Year. (2014, March). Delta Kappa Gamma Convening, Statesboro Chapter, Statesboro, GA.

 

New Standards, New Areas of Opportunity. (2014, March).  Board of Regents Convening, University Systems of Georgia, Atlanta, GA.

               

Take a C.H.A.N.C.E. (2014, March). Impacting Student Learning Conference, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA.

 

The Golden Ticket. (2014, March). Stephens County Teacher of the Year Banquet, Toccoa, GA.

 

Top Ten Tips for New Teachers. (2014, March). Clayton State University College of Education Convening, Morrow, GA.

 

The Power of Purpose, Perseverance, and People. (2014, February). Georgia Compensatory Educational Leadership Conference, Savannah, GA.

 

Something Special. (2014, February). Celebrating Special Education Teachers of the Year Banquet, Coastal Georgia Learning Resource System, Jekyll Island, GA.

 

Time to S.O.A.R. (2014, January). Preservice Teacher Induction, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA.

 

Time to S.O.A.R. (2013, December). Preservice Teacher Convening, Albany State University, Albany, GA.

 

Pre-Commencement Address. (2013, December). Early Childhood Education Pinning Ceremony, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA.

 

From the Diaries of Teachers. (2013, November). Georgia Association Secondary School Principals Conference, Savannah, GA.

 

The Power of Purpose, Perseverance, and People. (2013, November). AdvancED Conference, Marietta, GA.

 

The Wonderful World of Teaching. (2013, November). Future Educators of America Conference, Professional Association of Georgia Educators, Macon, GA.

 

How Do I Get to Where You Are?: Reflections from a Young Teacher. (2013, November). Bulloch Retired Educators Association Convening, Statesboro, GA.

 

The Eagle Experience. (2013, November). Visitation Day Symposium, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA.

 

Forward. (2013, November). College of Education Induction Ceremony, Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA.

 

The Best of the Best. (2013, November). Griffin-Spalding Teacher of the Year Banquet, Griffin, GA.

 

Weapons of Mass C.O.N.S.T.R.U.C.T.I.O.N. (2013, October). Charter Weekend Education Summit, Berry College, Rome, GA.

 

I’m Teacher of the Year. Now what? (2013, October). Alpha Delta Kappa Convening, Statesboro Chapter, Statesboro, GA.

 

Welcome to Education, the American Way. (2013, October). Fulbright International Teacher Workshop, Atlanta, GA.

 

The Future is in Your Hands. (2013, October). Georgia Association of Teacher Educators Conference, Jekyll Island, GA.

 

Weapons of Mass C.O.N.S.T.R.U.C.T.I.O.N. (2013, September). Georgia Parent Mentor Kick-Off, Athens, GA.

 

The Beauty in You. (2013, September). Our Girls Rock Too! Community Summit, Statesboro, GA.

 

But Dey Cyan Tek Ya Education (But They Can’t Take Your Education)! (2013, September). Guyana Association of Georgia Scholarship Banquet, Atlanta, GA.

 

Take a C.H.A.N.C.E. (2013, August). Appling County Schools Convocation, Baxley, GA.

 

Time to S.O.A.R. (2013, August). Preservice Teacher Convocation, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA.

 

The Power of Purpose, Perseverance, or People. (2013, August). First District RESA Kick-Off Banquet, Statesboro, GA.

 

Professional Presentations and Lectures

Coes, J. (2016, April). You are Teacher Leadership! Guest Lecturer, Seminar in Early Childhood
Education. University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

 

Coes, J. (2016, April). After Ferguson, Missouri, what can we do to make our communities safer for everyone? Moderator, Georgia National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Quarterly State Convening. Columbus, GA

 

Coes, J. (2016, April). School to Prison Pipeline. Moderator, Georgia National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Quarterly State Convening, Columbus, GA

 

Coes, J. (2016, February). Special Education: Welcome to the Dark Side. Guest Lecturer, Pedagogies in Middle Grade Education. University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

 

Coes, J. (2016, December) What You Need to Know about Georgia’s Opportunity School. Georgia National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Quarterly State Convening, August GA

 

Coes, J. (2015, August) 100 Ways to Improve Teaching Practices: Creating an Inclusive Environment for Students with Different Abilities in a General Education Classroom. Teaching Partners, New Orleans, Louisiana.

               

Coes, J. (on behalf of National Network for State Teachers of the Year). (2015, March) EdTPA

Southern Regional Conference, From Good to Great: Education Career Continuum, Savannah, Georgia

 

Coes, J. (2014, December) Bringing Calm to Classroom Chaos: Common Core. House Study Committee, Georgia House Representatives, Gainesville, Georgia.

Research Presentations and Lectures

Love, A. & Coes, J., (2016, August) Stay Mad at #Blackgirlmagic. Paper presented at Digital Dilemmas Conference.  Waterloo, Canada.

Coes, J., (2016, May) Education in Neoliberal Times: The Counter-narrative: Education Black Students.

Paper presented at the Twelfth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. Urbana-Champaign, IL.

 

Coes, J. & Johnson, C.W., (2016, May) Storytelling for Justice: Black Activism. Paper presented at the Athens Institute for Education Research: Leisure and Recreation. Athens, Greece.

 

Coes, J. (2015, March). What Does Activism Look Like? Paper presented at the 22nd Annual Women’ Studies Student Research  Symposium, Institute for Women’s Studies, Athens, Georgia.

 

Gonzalez, J., Coes, J., & Johnson, C. W. (2015, February). Story Telling for Justice: Collective Memory

Work: Black and LGBTQ Activism-Research Design. Paper presented at the University of Georgia College of Education Graduate Student and Faculty Research Conference, University of Georgia

College, Athens, Georgia.

 

Harris, K. A. & Coes, J. R. (2012, March). 2012 Professional Development

Schools National Conference, Supporting Undergraduate Research in Special Education Placements for Pre-Service Teachers, National Association for Professional Development Schools, Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

Harris, K. A., Coes, J. R., Nelson, B. M. (2012, February). .Supporting Undergraduate Research in Special Education Placements for Pre-Service Teachers. 35th Annual EERA Conference, Eastern Educational Research Association, Hilton Head, South Carolina.

 

Harris, K. A.& Coes, J. R. (2011, March).  Utilizing Pre-Service Teachers to Meet Goals for Student Achievement in a Professional Development School, 2011 Professional Development  Schools National Conference, National Association for Professional Development Schools, New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

Harris, K. A. & Nurse, J. R.  (2008, May). The Inclusive Setting: Are pre-service teachers ready for the challenge? A Comparison of Chinese and American Pre-service Teachers. International Conference on

Educational Renewal and School Development in an Era of Cultural Diversity, Huazhong Normal University, Wuhan, China.

 

Harris, K. A. & Nurse, J. R. (2008, May). Introduction to Special Education in America, Conference for School Principals, Wuhan, China.

 

Nurse, J. R.( 2008, April).  The Inclusive Setting: Are pre-service teachers ready for the challenge. Phi Kappa Phi Research Symposium, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia.

 

Nurse, J. R. (2007, October).  The Inclusive Setting: Are pre-service

Teachers ready for the challenge? 2007 Georgia Educational Research Association Conference, Georgia Educational Research Association, Savannah, Georgia.

       

Nurse, J. R. (2007, July).The Inclusive Setting: Are pre- service teachers ready for the challenge? 2007 McNair Scholars Conference, University of Buffalo Conference, Niagara Falls, New York.

Publications

 

Professional

Coes, J. (2016, January 12). Did Georgia Make a Mistake Going at it Alone? Atlanta Journal-

Constitution. Op. Ed. http://getschooled.blog.myajc.com/2016/01/12/did-georgia-make-a-mistake-going-it-alone-on-tests-should-we-have-stuck-with-national-common-core-tests/

 

Coes, J. (Reprinted 2015, May 6). Bringing Calm to Classroom Chaos: Common Core. Black Enterprise.

http://www.blackenterprise.com/education/education-15/

 

Coes, J. (2015, January 3). Bringing Calm to Classroom Chaos: Common Core. Educators for Higher Standards.  http://www.educatorsforhighstandards.org/teacher-voice-blog/common-core-bringing-calm-to-classroom-chaos-jemelleh-coes

 

Coes, J. R. (2011). An Educator’s Perspective. Southern Educator, 22(1)

Research

Harris, K. A., Coes, J. R. “Supporting Undergraduate Research in Special Education Placements for Pre-service Teachers,” PDS Partners, January 2013 (Vol. 8, Issue 3)                  

 

Refereed Conference Proceedings

Harris, K. A., Deng, M., Sparkman, D., Nurse, J. (2008). Preparing for Inclusion: A Comparative

Model of the People’s Republic of China (vol. 1). Proceedings from the Conference on Educational Renewal

Professional Service        

 

National and State

President, Georgia Teacher of the Year Association (2016-present)

Elected Board Member, National Network of State Teachers of the Year (2016-present)

Member (2014-present)

President-Elect, Georgia Teacher of the Year Association (2014-2016)

Member, Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education Advisory Council (2014-present)

         Appointed Board Member (2013-2014)

Appointed Academic Oversight Chair, Georgia Cyber Academy Board of Directors (2014-present)

Co-Chair, NAACP State of Georgia Education Committee (2014-present)

Member, AdvancED Accreditation Team (2014)

Member, Georgia Department of Education Georgia Teacher Advisory Board (2013-2015)

K-12 Public System

Founder and Facilitator, B.O.S.S. Mentoring Program (2017- present)

Committee Chair, School Council (2011-2013)

Committee Member, School Improvement Team (2011-2013)

Founder and Co-Chair, Black History Program (2010-2013)

Coordinator, Miss Langston Chapel Middle School Pageant (2010 & 2011)

Chair, American Diabetes Association (2009-2012)

Coordinator, Staff Social Events (2009-2013)

University

Participant, University of Georgia Focus Group on Diversity (2016)

Host, University of Georgia, Prospective Graduate Student Recruitment (2015)

Member, University of Georgia, Middle Grades Department Applicant Review (2015)

Mentor, University of Georgia COE Undergraduate Research Fellows (2015)

Participant, University of Georgia, Middle Grades Department meetings and retreats (2014-present)

Board Member, Georgia Southern Alumni Board of Directors (2014-present)

Member, Search Committee for Dept. Chair for Georgia Southern College of Education (2012)

Member, Search Committee for Professor for Georgia Southern College of Education (2010)

School Representative, Partnership Bulloch Co. P-12 & Georgia Southern University (2009-2011)

Member, Georgia Southern University Alumni Association (2008-present) 

Vice President, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Georgia Southern Chapter (2007-2008)

College of Education Senator, Georgia Southern Student Government Association (2007-2008)

Member, Georgia Southern University Judicial Board (2007-2008)

Community

Guest teacher, Cheery Centre, Kenya, Africa via Skype (2015-present)

Volunteer, Cornerstone Hospitality Committee and Food Bank, Athens, GA (2015-present)

Volunteer and Consultant, Our Girls Rock Too! Statesboro, GA (2014-present)

Mentor, Ordered Steps Mentoring Program, Statesboro, GA (2012-2014)

Founder and Mentor, Scrapbooking with Kids, Statesboro, GA (2012-2014)

Volunteer, Kiwanis of Statesboro Build Day, Statesboro, GA (2012)

Treasurer, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.-Statesboro Chapter, Statesboro, GA (2009-2012)

Committee Chair, Delta Academy STEM Program, Statesboro, GA (2008-2014)

President, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Xi Eta Chapter, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA(2006-2007)

Awards

 

Recognition

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Defining Leadership Honoree (2015)

 

Georgia Southern University Black History Hall of Fame Inductee (2015)

 

Georgia Southern University Top 40 Alumni under 40 years of age (2014)

 

Statesboro Herald Top 20 Community Members under 40 years of age (2014)

 

Southeast Georgia Learning Resources System Teacher of the Year (2014)

 

Bulloch County African-American Hero Award (2014)

 

Georgia School Board/Superintendent Association Recognition for Excellence (2013)

 

2013 Guyana Association of Georgia Award for Excellence (2013)

 

2014 Georgia Teacher of the Year (2013)

 

2014 Bulloch County Teacher of the Year (2012)

 

2014 Langston Chapel Middle School Teacher of the Year (2012)

 

John Nolen Award for Outstanding Leadership (2008)

 

Ronald E. McNair Scholar (2006)

Scholarship

Dr. Louise McBee (2017)

Ruby Maude Anderson (2015 & 2016)

Del Jones (2015 & 2016)

George L. Gilmer (2015)

Women Pioneers in Education (2015)

Ira E. Allen Study Abroad (2015)

Professional Affiliations

American Educational Research Association (2015-present)

Educational Theory and Practice Graduate Student Organization (2014-present)

Association of Middle Level Education (2014-present)

National Education Association (2013-present)

Georgia Association of Educators (2013-present)

Member, Georgia Network for Transforming Educator Preparation Advisory Council (2013-2016)

Vice President of Education, Toastmasters International (2012-2013)

Council for Exceptional Children, Bulloch County (2010-2013)

National Association of Professional Development Schools (2009-2014)

Professional Association of Georgia Educators (2008-present)

2010 - present

2010 - present

Call

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