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Jann LeppienJann Leppien

Associate Professor/Margo Long Chair
300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: 509.777.4607
Fax: 509.777.3785
Office Location: Dixon Hall 301B
Email: jleppien@whitworth.edu

Education

Ph.D. University of Connecticut

M.A. University of Connecticut

B.S. Montana State University

Year Joined Whitworth Faculty

2013

Areas of Specialization / Expertise

Special education of gifted students; elementary education; curriculum and instruction; student evaluation

Selected Publications / Presentations / Honors

Publications include: 

Leppien, J. H., Westberg, K. L., Imbeau, M. B. (2012).  Curriculum Units for Advanced Learners in the Minneapolis Public Schools [Unpublished Curriculum Materials], Minneapolis, Minnesota

Leppien, J. H., & Purcell, J. H.  (2011).  Parallel curriculum units for mathematics, grades 6-12. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Leppien, J. H., & Purcell, J. H.  (2011).  Parallel curriculum units for science, grades 6-12. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Purcell, J. H., Leppien, J. H. (2010). Parallel curriculum units for social studies, grades 6-12. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Purcell, J. H., Leppien, J. H. (2009). Parallel curriculum units for language arts, grades 6-12. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Westberg, K. L., Leppien, J. H., Imbeau, M. B., & Paris, K. D. (2009).  Case studies of students who are being accelerated.  Paper and presentation at the Annual Convention of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.

Tomlinson, C. A., Kaplan, S.N., Renzulli, J. S., Purcell, J. H., Leppien, J. H., Burns, D. E., Strickland, C. A., & Imbeau, M. B. (2009). The parallel curriculum (multimedia kit): A design to develop learner potential and challenge advanced learners. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Tomlinson, C.A., Kaplan, S.N., Renzulli, J.S., Purcell, J., Leppien, J., & Burns, D. E., Strickland, C. A., Imbeau, M. B.  (2009).  The parallel curriculum:  A design to develop learner potential and challenge advanced learners. New York: Corwin Press.

Westberg, K. L., & Leppien, J. H. (2008).  Evaluation report on the High Academic Program in the Fort Worth, TX School District.  (Report available from the Fort Worth, TX Independent School District.)  Fort Worth, TX:  Fort Worth Public Schools

Westberg, K. L., & Leppien, J. H.  (2008).  Evaluation report on the Special Interest Programs (formerly known as Magnet Schools) in the Fort Worth, TX School District.  (Report available from the Fort Worth, TX Independent School District.)  Fort Worth, TX:  Fort Worth Public Schools.

Westberg, K. L., & Leppien, J. H.  (2007).  Program evaluations of gifted education services in three districts:  The methods and the outcomes.  Paper and presentation (April 12, 2007) at the Annual Convention of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL

 

Awards

NAGC Board of Directors Service Award, November 2012

Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented, Distinguished Service Award, November 2011

NAGC Distinguished Service Award, NAGC, November 2009

NAGC Early Leader Award, November 2000

2005 Texas Association for Gifted and Talented Legacy Book Award Finalist

Friend of Montana AGATE Award For Lifetime Service; The Montana Association for Gifted and Talented Education, April 1998

Teaching Excellence Award, University of Great Falls, Great Falls, MT, February 1998

 

Affiliations

American Educational Research Association

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

Association for the Education of Gifted Underachievers

National Association for Gifted Children

Montana Association for Gifted and Talented Education