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Cv Sg 08 Revised 3.25.09

  1. 1. CURRICULUM VITA Susan B. Gunnewig susangunnewig.ecars@yahoo.com Present Title: Director Product Development Office Address: 4606 FM 1960 W, Suite 433 Houston, Texas 77060 Telephone: 281.315.8813 EDUCATION AND TRAINING 1968 University of Houston B.S. Houston, TX Education 1972 University of Houston M.Ed. Houston, TX Education 1986 University of Houston Doctoral Program Houston, Texas Administration PRIOR EMPLOYMENT 1968.1995 Elementary Classroom Teacher-North Forest ISD, Klein ISD, Houston ISD 1995.2001 Asst. Reading Manager-Houston ISD-Under the direction of Dr. Rod Paige Revised: 5/12/2009 7:56 a5/p5
  2. 2. 2001-2008 University of Texas Medical School-Pediatrics Children’s Learning Institute Assistant Professor ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS: 2003 - 2008 Assistant Professor, Children’s Learning Institute Department of Pediatrics, the University of Texas Medical School ACADEMIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 2002- Co-creator and trainer of the Head Start STEP training conducted in 13 Head Start Regions across the United States and Puerto Rico 2003- Co-creator of the Texas Early Education Model (TEEM). Mixed delivery model of early childhood programs in Head Start, public schools and childcare (for profit, non-profit, and faith- based 2004- Served on the International Reading Association Early Childhood Advisory under the direction of Dr. Lesley Morrow, Rutgers University 2007- Served as a resource witness for Texas early childhood for the Texas House. PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS 2000 - Present Houston Association for Education of Young Children 2000 – Present Texas Association for Education of Young Children 2000 - Present National Association for Education of Young Children SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY 1984 - 2006 Christ the Good Shepherd – Food Ministry 1996 - 2000 Houston Independent School District- Volunteer Reading 2007 Blood Donor and Food Ministry-St. Edward’s Catholic Church 2007 Adopt-A-Highway – Don’t Mess with Texas Campaign 2
  3. 3. PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATIONS Referred Publications 1. Landry, S. H., Swank, Paul R., Smith, Karen E., Gunnewig, Susan B. Enhancing Cognitive Readiness for Pre-School Children: Bringing a Professional Development Model to Scale. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 39 (4), 306-324, 2006. 2. Assel, M.A., Landry, S. H., Swank, P. R., Gunnewig, S. B., An Evaluation of Curriculum, Setting, and Mentoring on the Performance of Children Enrolled in Pre-kindergarten. Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 20, 463-494. 3. Landry, S.H., Gunnewig, S.B., Swank, Paul R., Anthony, J., McManis, L.D., The Texas Early Education Model: Achieving School Readiness in Cost Effective Ways, (in submission) 4. Landry, S.H., Gunnewig, S.B., Swank, Anthony, J., Assel, M., McManis, L.D., An experimental study evaluating a state funded prekindergarten program: Bringing together subsidized childcare, public school, and Head Start. Early Childhood Research Quarterly. (in press) Presentations 1. Gunnewig, S. “Data from CIRCLE Projects: Cognitive Readiness,” UT CARS Developmental Pediatrics, November 7, 2003 2. Gunnewig, S, “Overview of Texas Senate Bill 76,” Texas Association for Education of Young Children, Austin, Texas, November 19, 2003 3. Gunnewig, S., “What Research Tells About Cognitive Readiness in Young Children, Baker Institute panel, Rice University, January 23, 2004 4. Gunnewig, S, “Year One Results from Preschool Curriculum Education Research Grant,” IES, Washington D.C., February 2-4, 2004 5. Gunnewig, S., “Overview of Texas Senate Bill 76,” Texas Association for Early Childhood Supervisors, Austin, Texas, February 26, 2004 6. Gunnewig, S., “Overview of Texas Senate Bill 76,” Region VII Head Start Senior Staff, Dallas, Texas, March 12, 2004 7. Gunnewig, S., “Overview of Teachscape and the IERI Grant, East Baton Rouge Senior Staff, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, March 19, 2004 8. Gunnewig, S., “What Research Tells Us About Cognitive Readiness in Young Children”, Gila River Tribal Council, Phoenix, Arizona, April 22, 2004 3
  4. 4. 9. Gunnewig, S., “Using Research to Support Early Childhood Programs with Quality Language and Learning Components” IRA Convention, Reno, NV, May 6, 2004 10. Gunnewig, S., Overview of Texas Senate Bill 76”, Texas Association of Community Action Agencies Convention, Fort Worth, Texas, May 13, 2004 11. Gunnewig, S., “What Research Tells Us About Cognitive Readiness in Young Children”, Brownville Child Care Workforce Conference, Brownsville, Texas, May 17, 2004 12. Gunnewig, S., “What Research Tells Us About Cognitive Readiness in Young Children,” Miami School Readiness Coalition, Miami, Florida, June 1, 2004 13. Gunnewig, S, “Building Portfolios for Children Using a Handheld Computer,” NAEYC Leadership Conference, Baltimore, MD, June 2, 2004 14. Gunnewig, S., “The Texas School Readiness Rating System,” Texas Association for Early Childhood Supervisors Council, Austin, Texas, June 11, 2004 15. Gunnewig, S., “The Texas School Readiness Rating System,” Texas Licensed Child Care Association Board, Austin, Texas, July 10, 2004 16. Gunnewig, S., “Curriculum Features of Doors to Discovery and Let’s Begin” PCER Grantees – Round 1 and 2, Washington, D.C., July 13, 2004 17. Gunnewig, S., “Overview of Senate Bill 76,” Texas Head Start Directors, Texas Head Start Assn., Dallas, Texas, July 26, 2004 18. Gunnewig, S. “ What Research Says About Cognitive Readiness in Children,” Cameron Workforce Commission Child Care Conference, Brownsville, Texas, July 30, 2004 19. Gunnewig, S. “What Research Says About Cognitive Readiness in Young Children,” CLIO Grant Participants, Los Angeles, CA, August 10, 2004 20. Gunnewig, S., “What Research Says About Cognitive Readiness in Young Children,” Tehama County Child Care Conference, Red Bluff, CA. August 27, 2004 21. Gunnewig, S. “The Texas School Readiness Rating System” Harris County Department of Education Early Childhood Conference, Houston, Texas, September 2, 2004 22. Gunnewig, S, “Research Data from Senate Bill 76” Houston Association for Education of the Young Child Conference, Houston, Texas, September 11, 2004 23. Gunnewig, S, “Research Data from Senate Bill 76” Texas A&M University Early Childhood Conference, San Antonio, Texas, September 28, 2004 4
  5. 5. 24. Gunnewig, S. “Early Childhood Programs That Work” Texas Education Agency Grant Meeting, Houston, Texas, October 5, 2004 25. Gunnewig, S “What Research Says About Texas Early Childhood & School Readiness”, Texas Association for School Curriculum Directors, Corpus Christi, Texas, October 11, 2004 26. Gunnewig, S, “SB 76 Results for the Brownsville Project”, Brownville Chamber of Commerce, Brownsville, Texas, October 20, 2004 27. Gunnewig, S. “Early Childhood Programs That Work” Children’s Museum Board of Directors, Houston, Texas, December 6, 2004 28. Gunnewig, S. “Early Childhood Programs That Work”Ohio Department of Education, Columbus, Ohio, December 16, 2004 29. Gunnewig, S. “Progress Monitoring in Early Childhood” Houston Independent School District Elementary Principals, January 10, 2005 30. Gunnewig, S. “Research Data from Senate Bill 76” Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce, Dallas, Texas, February 2, 2005 31. Gunnewig, S. “Research Data from Senate Bill 76” Texas Association for Supervisors and Curriculum Directors. San Antonio, Texas, February 3, 2005 32. Gunnewig, S. “Research Data from Senate Bill 76” Texas Registry Summit, San Antonio, Texas, February 7, 2005 33. Gunnewig, S. “Early Childhood Programs That Work” Education Coordinators Ohio Head Start, Columbus, Ohio, February 15, 2005 34. Gunnewig, S. “How Research Impacts Texas Early Childhood,” Texas Association for Education for the Young Child Conference, Austin, Texas. February 18, 2005 35. Gunnewig, S. “How Research Impacts Texas Early Childhood,” Texas Association for Supervisors of the Young Child Conference, Austin, Texas. February 25, 2005 36. Gunnewig, S. “Sharing Results from the PCER Grant,” Department of Education, Washington, D.C., March 2, 2005 37. Gunnewig, S. “Data and the Future for Texas Early Childhood”, Texas United Way. San Antonio, Texas, March 8, 2005 38. Gunnewig, S., “Early Childhood Programs That Work” HELP for KIDS Partner Meeting, Houston, Texas. April 1, 2005 5
  6. 6. 39. Gunnewig, S., “Data and the Future for Texas Early Childhood” Texas United Way, Austin, Texas, April 5, 2005 40. Gunnewig, S. “Early Childhood Future in Texas” University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, April 6, 2005 41. Gunnewig, S. “Early Childhood Programs That Work” National Head Start Conference, Miami, Florida, May 17, 2005 42. Gunnewig, S. “Impacting Language at Home Through Book Reading” National Even Start Parent Literacy Conference, Albany, N.Y., May 26, 2005 43. Gunnewig, S. “Monitoring Children’s Progress in Early Childhood” National Assocation for the Education of the Young Child, Miami, Florida, June 5, 2005 44. Gunnewig, S. “How Scientific Research is Guiding Texas Early Childhood Programs” Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Assn., Austin, Texas, June 9, 2005 45. Gunnewig, S. “The Texas School Readiness Rating System-SB 23” Texas Education Service Center Executive Directors Meeting, Austin, Texas, June 13, 2005 46. Gunnewig, S., “The Future of Texas Early Childhood-SB 23” Texas Education Agency Grant Meeting, Houston, Texas, June 21, 2005 47. Gunnewig, S., “Early Childhood Programs That Work” Even Start CLIO Grantees Meeting, Bethesda, Maryland, June 12, 2005 48. Gunnewig, S., “The Texas School Readiness Rating System-SB 23” Texas Education Service Core Group, Austin, Texas, June 19, 2005 49. Gunnewig, S., “Data Results from SB 76 and SB 23” Texas Education Agency Grant Managers Meeting, Austin, Texas, August 15, 2005 50. Gunnewig, S., “Parent Literacy-One on One”, Even Start Symposium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October, 2005 51. Gunnewig, S., “Parent Literacy-One on One”, Even Start Symposium, Albany, N.Y. November, 2005 52. Gunnewig, S. “Even Start Web Cast- Symposium Follow up David Dickinson”, Washington D.C., January, 2006 51. Gunnewig, S. “Data Results from SB 76-Year 2 and the School Readiness Rating System” Harris County Department of Education Council Meeting, Houston, Texas, August 30, 2005 6
  7. 7. 52. Gunnewig, S. “Early Childhood-Lessons Learned” Texas Elementary Principals Association, Austin, Texas, June 7, 2006. 53. Gunnewig, S., “Teacher to Teacher Reading Aloud and Language” Department of Education, Atlanta, GA, June 12, 2006 54. Gunnewig, S., “How Research Impacts Early Childhood in Texas”, HEB School Excellence Panel, San Antonio, Texas, June 15, 2006 55. Gunnewig, S., “How Research Impacts Early Childhood in Texas”, Rural School Districts- Central Texas, Stockdale, Texas, June 16, 2006 56. Gunnewig, S., “How Research Impacts Early Childhood in Texas”, Central Texas Work source, Temple, Texas, July 24, 2006 57. Gunnewig, S., “SB 76 and SB 23: Achieving Higher Levels of Success for Texas Young Children, Houston Independent School District Grant Meeting, Houston, Texas, February 16, 2007. 58. Assel, M.A., Landry, S.H.., Swank, P.R., & Gunnewig, S. “Longitudinal investigation of the implementation of two literacy focused curricula (i.e., Let’s Begin with the Letter People and Doors to Discovery) during pre-K and kindergarten: The impact of setting and mentoring”... Paper presented at the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading. Vancouver, Canada. July 2006 59. Swank, P.R., Assel, M., Anthony, J.L., King, T., Gunnewig, S., & Landry, S.H. “Development of the CIRCLE-Phonological Awareness, Language, and Literacy System (C-PALLS), a progress monitoring measure for preschool children”. Paper presented at the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading. Vancouver, Canada. July 2006. 60. Landry, S.H., Gunnewig, S., Swank, P.R., & Anthony, J.L. “Integration among early childhood service delivery programs in the context of research proven curricula, progress monitoring, and ongoing professional development: The Texas Early Education Model (TEEM)”. Paper presented at the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading. Vancouver, Canada. July 2006. 61. Gunnewig, S., “How Research Impacts Early Childhood in Texas”, Southerland Head Start Meeting, Beaumont, Texas, August 2, 2006 62. Gunnewig, S., “What Works in Early Childhood”, Child Care Group Conference, Dallas, Texas, August 5, 2006 63. Gunnewig, S., “What Works in Early Childhood”, Texas Association for Education of Young Child, Galveston, Texas, October 6, 2006 7
  8. 8. 64. Gunnewig, S., “How Research is Driving Texas Early Childhood”, Texas Even Start Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, October 9, 2006 65. Gunnewig, S., “How Research is Driving Texas Early Childhood”, Texas Education Agency Meeting, Austin, Texas, October 10, 2006 66. Gunnewig, S., “High Quality PreK Programs,” Richardson, Texas, October 25, 2006 67. Gunnewig, S., “Integration of Early Childhood Systems: Who Pays for the Band-Aids?”, National Head Start Assn. Conference, Washington, D.C., January 18, 2007 68. Gunnewig, S., “SB 76 and SB 23: Achieving Higher Levels of Success for Texas Young Children, African American Family Support Conference, Austin, Texas, February 9, 2007. 69. Gunnewig, S., “SB 76 and SB 23: Achieving Higher Levels of Success for Texas Young Children, Houston Independent School District Grant Meeting, Houston, Texas, February 16, 2007. 70. Anthony, J. L., Landry, S. H., Swank, P. R., Gunnewig, S., Assel, M. A., & King, T. “Psychometrics of a palm-based progress monitoring tool for informing preschool instruction”. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Pacific Coast Research Conference. San Diego, CA. February 2007. 71. King, Terri, Assel, M., Swank, P.R., Gunnewig, S., Landry, S.H., “The Impact of Literacy- Specific Curriculum in Pre-Kindergarten: Findings Across Two Years of Implementation”. Paper presented at the Society of Research in Child Development. Boston, MA. April, 2007. 72. Swank, P.R., King, T., Anthony, J.L., Assel, M., Gunnewig, S., Landry, S.H., “Development and Validation of a Progress Monitoring Measure for Preschool Children”. Paper presented at the Society of Research and Child Development. Boston, MA. April, 2007 73. Anthony, J.L., Gunnewig, S.B., Landry, S.H., Swank, P.R., “Effectiveness of Comprehensive Professional Development for Teachers of At-Risk Preschoolers”. Paper presented at the Society of Research and Child Development. Boston, MA. April, 2007. 74. Gunnewig, S.B., Landry, S.H., Swank, P.R., Anthony, J.L., “Raising the Quality of Pre- Kindergarten Programs in a Statewide Mixed Service Delivery Model with Research Proven Practices”. Paper presented at the Society of Research and Child Development. Boston, MA. April, 2007. 8
  9. 9. 75. Anthony, J. L., Landry, S., Swank, P., Gunnewig, S. “What components are needed for effect professional development? A large scale evaluation of four professional development programs for teachers of at-risk preschoolers”. Paper presented at the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading. Prague, Czech Republic. July 2007. 76. Gunnewig, S.B. “What is TEEM and School Readiness?” Texas Head Start Association. Galveston, Texas, July 23, 2007. 77. Gunnewig, S.B. “How Online Professional Development Impacts Child Care”, Miami Dade Childhood Coalition, Miami, Fl., November 4, 2007. Grant Reviewer: U.S. Department of Education, Early Childhood Educator Professional Development Grant, 2004, 2005, 2007 9

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