Area of Interest: Elementary Education
Curriculum Vitae: CV
Coordinator of Clinical Education
Dr. King began her career teaching intermediate grades in elementary schools in New York State. She owned and operated a preschool then taught computer skills for children and teachers in a K-5 building near Raleigh (NC). She moved back to the regular classroom, teaching fifth grade in a program for regular and gifted students. Following an elective course in instructional design, she became interested in educational technology and training/development in business and industry. After graduate school, she worked as the training manager in a mid-size Department of Energy research laboratory outside of Denver. In this position, she was responsible for developing and coordinating training in safety, staff development, employee orientation, and management development. During that time, she became interested in the development of skills and how adults are able to use (or ignore) those skills in the workplace. In coordinating the Clinical Education Office at USF Sarasota-Manatee, she works to facilitate the development of candidates’ skills and their transfer to the classroom. As a research area, she is particularly interested in teaching practices and how the culture of the school influences the learning environment.