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David Cherry

Professor, Director, Masters in Teaching Program
300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: 509.777.4408
dcherry@whitworth.edu

Office Location: Dixon Hall 313

 

 

Dr. Cherry taught at the elementary (bilingual) and secondary (P.E., Biology) levels in San Diego, Calif. He hastaught at the college level for the past 24 years. Sixteen of those years were at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, Calif. In 1995 he joined the faculty at Whitworth University. Currently, he is the director of the Master in Teaching Program and teaches educational foundations courses in that program. He has made several professional presentations at the state and national levels in the areas of innovative teacher education programs and assessing the performance of teacher candidates. His areas of interest include teacher education policy, critical issues in education, educational foundations, cross-cultural education, and second language acquisition.

Education
Ph.D. Claremont Graduate School
M.A. San Diego State University
B.A. San Diego State University

Publications:
Sanders, B. & Cherry, D. (1999). "Collaborative Action Research:  Pre- and In-service Teachers" in "News & Views.  Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education." Vol 11. No. 3.

Cherry, D. & Kline, F. (1998). "Washington State Essential Learning Requirements and Student Achievement: Building Bridges Between Higher Education and K-12 School Districts" in "VISIONS." Washington State Staff Development Council.  Vol.15, No. 6.

Cherry, D.  (1988). "Teachers' Expectations: Do They Really Make A Difference?" in "Thinking through Educational Psychology." Boston, Mass. Ginn Pub.

Professional Presentations:
"Preparing New Teachers: Collaboration Efforts Between Higher Education and P-12 Professionals" (2002), presented at the Washington State ASCD Conference, Seattle, Wash.

"Preparing School Leaders: Integrating Personal Leadership, Action Research, and Mentoring" (2000) paper presented at the National Conference of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Chicago, Ill.

"Pre- and In-Service Practitioner Collaborative Action Research: New Relationships between Graduate Teacher Education Programs and K-12 Schools" (1999), paper presentation at the National Conference of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, D.C.

"Performance-Based Assessment in a Master in Teaching Program" (1999), co-presented at the National Symposium for the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification, Seattle, Wash.

"Utilizing Performance Assessment in a Master in Teaching Program" (1998), co- presented at a National Forum for the Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education, Seattle, Wash.

"Building Assessment Literacy in Pre-Service Teachers" (1998), co-presented at the annual Conference of the Commission on Student Learning, Spokane, Wash.

 

"Assessing Student Teachers' Professional Growth and Development" (1997), co-presented at the Northwest Association of Teacher Educators Regional Conference. Coeur d' Alene, Idaho.

"Classroom Teachers as Subject-Matter Methods Professors" (1997), co-presented at the Northwest Association of Teacher Educators Regional Conference. Coeur d' Alene, Idaho.



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