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Dr. Mary Cates Draper

Academic Dean

Degrees Earned

Tennessee Temple College,
Chattanooga, TN
B.S. Elementary Education, 1971

Tennessee Temple University, Chattanooga, TN
M.S. Educational Administration and Supervision, 1991

University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction: major area-elementary education. Cognate-teacher education, 1998. Major Professor: Priscilla Griffith Dissertation title: "A Study of the Reflective Practice of Preservice Teachers in their Final Internship." Special projects: Museum of Science and Industry: wrote curriculum for preschool teachers. Courses taught: Teaching middle school social studies Supervised Level I, II, and III Interns and taught the corresponding seminar

Teaching and Professional Experience

2003-Present, Clearwater Christian College
Courses Taught: Methods of Teaching Elementary Science, Methods of Teaching Language Arts, Children's Literature

2001-2003 Spurgeon Baptist Bible College (Assoc. Prof. of Educ.; El. Ed. Chair)
Courses Taught: all education courses Responsibilities: Curriculum revising, Constructing syllabi, assessments, and grading rubrics

1999-2000 Temple Heights Christian School (Administrator; Teacher)

1994-1999 Spurgeon Baptist Bible College (Asst./Assoc. Prof. of Educ.; El. Ed. Chair; Dean of Women; Academic Dean)

1992-1994 Hillsborough Baptist School (Administrator; Teacher)

1983-1992 Brandon Heights Christian School (Administrator; Teacher)

1977-1983 Good Shepherd Christian School (Teacher; Dean of Women/Supervisor)

1973-1982 Tampa Bay Children's Home (Co-Director; Houseparent)

1971-1973 Hamill Road Christian School, Hixon, TN (Teacher)

Served on accreditation teams with Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (FACCS) and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)


FACCS Editorial Board for Life@School Journal

Eastern Education Research Association

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development