Nancy Damron

 
Damron-Nancy

Nancy Damron

Dean, School of Education

PhD; Curriculum and Instruction, 2005, University of Kansas
MEd; Education, 1998, MidAmerica Nazarene University
BA; Secondary Education – Social Studies, 1995, MidAmerica Nazarene University

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“This university is a special place, made of amazing people, all working to make this world a better place through our various stations and vocations in life. Seeing the transforming love of God work through this institution and in the lives of its students, faculty, and staff is inspiring. In all, I can't imagine working in a better place or with better people than at MNU."

—Nancy Damron

Awards & Honors
Presentations
Involvement at MNU

Awards & Honors

  • 2008 NCSS Program of Excellence Award
  • 2007, 2005, 2003, 2002, 2000, 1998 Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers
  • 2004 KU Mary Oyster Guinn Memorial Scholarship recipient
  • 1999 Nominee, Teacher of the Year, Blue Valley Schools
  • 1999 Blue Valley North High School Teacher of the Year
  • 1998 Kansas Council for the Social Studies Teaching in Excellence Award
  • 1998 Nominee, Technology Integration Teacher of the Year
  • 1995 Cum Laude, MidAmerica Nazarene College

Presentations

  • Damron, N., Teaching Boys, Eudora Elementary School Staff Development Presentation, Co-Presenter, August 11, 2014.
  • Damron, N., Teaching Boys, Eudora Elementary School Staff Development Presentation, Co-Presenter, June 13, 2014. 
  • Damron, N., Clipping Excellence, 7x7 event MNU, Co-Presenter, April 8, 2014.
  • Damron, N., Giving Back to the Mentor Partnering in Professional Development, National Association of Professional Development Schools, Conference Co-Presenter, February 17, 2013
  • Damron, N., Mirroring the Mentor Teacher, National Association of Professional Development Schools, Conference Presenter, March 9-12, 2013
  • Damron, N., Using Mentoring Teams to Facilitate Instructional Change, National Association of Professional Development Schools, Conference Presenter, March 10-13, 2011
  • Damron, N., Teaching Boys Pathways to Re-engagement, Greenbush for Parsons Special Purpose School, August 23, 2011
  • Damron, N., Curriculum Mapping II, CMT MNU @ Olathe Christian School, August 17, 2011
  • Damron, N., Teaching Boys, Greenbush, July 21, 2011
  • Damron, N., Preparing for the KSDE SS Exam, Greenbush, July 20, 2011
  • Damron, N., Garden City Content Literacy Institute, PERK MNU SS Literacy Coach, July 11-13, 2011
  • Damron, N., Teaching Boys, Greenbush @ Topeka; Damron, N., Preparing for the KSDE SS Exam, Greenbush @ Topeka, July 7-8, 2011
  • Damron, N., Rethinking Homework, Greenbush, July 6, 2011
  • Damron, N., Rethinking Homework, Greenbush @ Eudora, June 30, 2011
  • Damron, N., Preparing for the KSDE SS Exam, Greenbush @ Eudora, June 29, 2011
  • Damron, N., Curriculum Mapping I, CMT MNU @ Olathe Christian School, May 17, 2011
  • Damron, N., Best Practices in Social Studies, Greenbush @ Forbes Field, April 22, 2011
  • Damron, N., Preparation for the KSDE SS Exam , Greenbush, April 8, 2011
  • Damron, N., Best Practices in Social Studies, Greenbush, January 31, 2011
  • Damron, N., Rethinking Homework, Turner School District Instructional Fair, November 1, 2010
  • Damron, N., Purposeful Parenting, Louisburg KS MOPS Club, September 27, 2010
  • Damron, N., Reciprocal Teaching, Greenbush, July 13-14, 2010
  • Damron, N., Rethinking Homework, Southwest Center Webb City MO, July 6, 2010
  • Damron, N., Teaching Boys, Greenbush, July 6-7, 2010
  • Damron, N., Rethinking Homework, Greenbush, June 14-15, 2010
  • Damron, N., Reciprocal Teaching, Oswego High School, February 10, 2010
  • Damron, N., Differentiation, Greenbush, March 16, 2009
  • Damron, N., Differentiation, Parsons High School, March 6, 2009
  • Damron, N., Social Studies in Early Childhood, Greenbush, March 6, 2009
  • Damron, N., Differentiation, Americus School District, January 19, 2009

Involvement at MNU

Professional Committees & Activity:

  • 2007-Present: Academic Affairs Cabinet
  • 2013-Present; SOE Curriculum Committee
  • 2013-Present; Academic Leadership Council
  • 2012-Present; PERK SS Cadre Leader 1/25/12; PERK SS Cadre Literacy Institute Facilitator 7/11/11; CLAS Curriculum Committee
  • 2011-Present;Teacher Education Committee
  • 2011-Present; Graduate & Adult Studies TaskForce
  • 2010-Present; Teacher Education Advisory Council
  • 2010-Present (serving as secretary 2011-2013); PERK SS Cadre
  • 2012-2013; SOEC Curriculum Committee Spring
  • 2011-2012; General Education Committee
  • 2012; Olathe Christian School Accreditation Advisory Committee
  • 2011-2013; Kansas PDS Coalition
  • 2011-12; NCATE Committee 2010-Present; AVID Advisory Committee Aug 2011-2012; Teachers of Promise Conference Representative
  • Fall 2010 & Fall 2012. Grant Involvement: Finance co-manager subgrant recipient in partnership with University of Kansas through University of Central Florida TeachLive project and the Gates Foundation. PERK (Preparing Educators for Rural Kansas)

Affiliations:

  • Phi Lambda Theta

Additional Experience & Expertise:

  • Curriculum Mapping training
  • Assessment for and of learning training & facilitator
  • Units by design training and facilitator
  • Curriculum revision leader
  • Diversity program consultation and development
  • Development of plagiarism and differentiation BOE policies;
  • Staff development for audiences as large as 400
  • KSDE/NCATE Board of Examiners Training
  • Moodle Training (MNU)
  • Smartboard and iPad Training (MNU)
  • ETS Pathwise Trainer of Trainers at Southwest Plains Regional Service Center

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