Former Life

Prior to this new adventure in quilting, I was many things. I have included my vita here in case you are interested or are looking for me.

Education

Texas A&M University Ed.D. 2001
Texas A&M University M.Ed.. 1988
University of South Carolina B.A. 1975

Honors

American Legion, Region 6 Member of the Year 2013

TAEYC, Teacher Educator of the Year 2006

Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers 2005

TAEYC Susan Hargrave 2003
Early Childhood Trainer of the Year

Waterbridge Elementary Teacher of the Year 1992

Certifications

Prekindergarten-8th grade, Texas

Special Education-All Levels, Texas

Mid-management, Texas

Employment

CEO of Educational Training Company providing services to School Districts, Early Childhood Programs, Head Start, Associations and Organizations. 2010- 2015.

Director of Education and Disabilities Services, Head Start. Bryan, TX. January 2014- May 2014.

CEO of Educational Training Company providing services to School Districts, Early Childhood Programs, Head Start, Associations and Organizations. 2010- 2015.

Academic Positions

Assistant Professor- Early Childhood Education, Language, Literacy and Special Populations, Sam Houston State University, 2005-2010.

Assistant Professor-Early Childhood Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Texas A&M Corpus Christi, 2002-2005.

Adjunct Professor- Early Childhood Education, Teaching, Learning and Culture, Texas A&M University, 2001-2002.

Instructor-Curriculum and Instruction, Language, Literacy and Special Populations, Sam Houston State University, 1999-2001.

Adjunct Professor-Child Development, Blinn College, 1995-2002.

Public and Private School Positions

Coordinator, Child Development Center: Bryan Independent School District, Bryan, Texas, 1995-1999.

Kindergarten Teacher: Bryan Independent School District, Bryan, Texas, 1994-1995

Kindergarten Teacher: Onslow County Public Schools, Jacksonville, North Carolina, 1992-1994.

Kindergarten and First Grade Teacher: Orange County Public Schools, Orlando, Florida, 1989-1992.

Second Grade Teacher: Stafford County Schools, Stafford, Virginia, 1988-1989.

Kindergarten Teacher: Bryan Independent School District, Bryan, Texas, 1985-1988.

Chapter I Reading and Math Tutor: Windward School District, Kaneohe, Hawaii. 1984-1985.

Kindergarten Teacher: Virginia Beach Country Day School, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 1979-1980.

Kindergarten Teacher: Camp Lejeune Schools, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, 1976-1978.

Research/Grant Funding

Nabors, D., McGuire, M., Warner, L. (2007) NAEYC Membership Grant, Funded $2,500

Publications
Refereed

McGuire, M. (2014). The Magical Mysteries of the Adult Learner. Early Years: The Journal for the Texas Association for the Education of Young Children.

Miller, M., McGuire, M., Berg, H., Cox, D., Carwile, D., Williams, J., Gerber, H., Votteler, N. (Spring, 2011). A bird’s-eye view of an I-phone world: Differing perceptions of cell phone use in academic settings. Eastern Education Journal. 40 (1). 3-10.

Williams, J., Berg, H., Gerber, H., Miller, M., Cox, D., Votteler, N., Carwile, D., McGuire, M. (Spring, 2011). “I get distracted by their being distracted”: The etiquette of in-class texting. Eastern Education Journal. 40 (1). 48-56.

Simpson, C., McGuire, M. & Gaus, M. (Spring, 2011). Including all children: Budget conscious adaptations. Early Years: The Journal for the Texas Association for the Education of Young Children.

McGuire, M. (Fall, 2010). High Quality Professional Development: Where do you find it and how do you know if it’s what you need? Early Years: The Journal for the Texas Association for the Education of Young Children.

Foster, A., Kohn, L., McGuire, M., Miller, M., Miller, B. (2009-2010) The power of the tws: Exploring the impact of the teacher work sample (TWS) on teacher candidates’ ability to reflect on teaching and learning. Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue: The Journal of the American Association for Teaching and Curriculum. 12 (1&2). 117-136.

McGuire, M., Simpson, C., Duke, L. (2009). Presentations With Students Using the PREPARE Method. Young Children.

McGuire, M., Berg, H. (Winter, 2008). I Can Read Too! Making and Using Dual Language Books In The Classroom. Texas Child Care Quarterly.

Robbins, M., Price, D., Lynch, S., McGuire, M., Simpson, C. (2007). Using social stories to teach literacy behaviors and strategies. The Florida Reading Quarterly. 44(2). 38-41.

McGuire, M., Simpson, C. (May, June, July, 2006). Hand in hand: An examination of mentor relationships. Best Practices in School Personnel.

Sanders, J., McGuire, M. (2006). Calling all fathers! Your children need you. Early Years.28(1). 5-7.

Sanders, J., McGuire, M. (2006). Llamando a cada papa! Sus hijos los necesitan. Early Years.28(1). 5-7.

McGuire, M. (2005)). Ready…set…conference: Mastering the logistics. Young children. 60(5).68.

McGuire, M., Simpson, C. and Polnick, B. (2005). How young is too young? An examination of the identification of young gifted learners. Gifted Education Press. 19(4).

Simpson, C. & McGuire, M. (2004). Are you ready? Supporting children in an uncertain world. Dimensions, 32, 35-38.

McGuire, M. & Simpson, C. (2002) Recruitment and retention: How to keep your organization vibrant and dynamic. Early Years: The Journal of the Texas Association for the Education of Young Children, 24(2), 4-5.

McGuire, M. Simpson, C. (2001) Children and terrorism. Early Years: The Journal of the Texas Association for the Education of Young Children, 23(2), 2-4.

Non-refereed

McGuire, M. (2006)). Ready…set…conference: Mastering the logistics. Beyond the Journal•Young Children on the Web•September 2006.

Simpson, C. & McGuire, M. (2005). Are you ready? Supporting children in an uncertain world.

http://www.southernearlychildhood.org/curriculum_ideas/files/Are_You_Ready_Supporting_Children_in_an_Undertain_World.pdf

Bratlien, M. & McGuire, M. (2002). Teachers for Our Nation’s Schools. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Phi Delta Kappa District III, Tulsa, OK. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 471012).

McGuire, M. & Simpson, C. (2002) Strategies for State Affiliates: Now that they’ve joined, how do we keep them? Southern Early Childhood Association Reporter. November 8.

McGuire, M. & Simpson, C. (2001) Your state affiliate: Recruiting to keep your organization vibrant and dynamic. Southern Early Childhood Association Reporter. December 6.

McGuire, M. (2001). An Analysis of the Sam Houston State University Educator Preparation Program and the Effect on Graduate’s Perceptions of Preparedness To Teach. A Record of Study. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 469583).

Online Modules

McGuire, M. (2012). Imbedding the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct In Everything You Do. Collaborative for Children.

McGuire, M. (2011). Building Effective Partnerships With Parents. Collaborative for Children.

McGuire, M. (2011). Classroom Where Everyone Belongs. Collaborative for Children.

McGuire, M. (2011). Developing Targeted Staff and Center Development. Collaborative for Children.

McGuire, M. (2011). Director 101 – The Basics of Maintaining an Effective Organization. Collaborative for Children.

McGuire, M. (2011). Language and Literacy in Early Childhood. Collaborative for Children.

McGuire, M. (2011). Math in the Early Childhood Classroom. Collaborative for Children.

McGuire, M. (2011). Observation and Assessment- Getting A Clue. Collaborative for Children.

McGuire, M. (2011). Positive Guidance. Collaborative for Children.

McGuire, M. (2011). Professional Practice, Methods and Curriculum. Collaborative for Children.

McGuire, M. (2011). Using Centers in the Early Childhood Classroom. Collaborative for Children.

Training Manuals

McGuire, M. (2009). Train it like a rock star

McGuire, M., (2007). Child Development. Pre Service Child Care Training Module.

McGuire, M., (2007). Transitions. Pre Service Child Care Training Module.

McGuire, M., (2007). Positive Guidance. Pre Service Child Care Training Module.

McGuire, M., (2007). Health and Safety. Pre Service Child Care Training Module.

McGuire, M. & Simpson (2005) Get on board the training express.

McGuire, M. & Simpson, C. (2005) Let the good times roll.

McGuire, M. & Simpson, C. (2005). Impact zone

McGuire, M. & Simpson, C. (2004). It’s a jungle out there: A training of trainers.

McGuire, M. (2004) Basic Training