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Dr. Kally Roberts

Dr. Kally Roberts



220 Brown Hall


660.562.1561 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 2022

Assistant Professor


  • Ph.D. Education - Organizational Leadership; Liberty University (Lynchburg, VA)
  • Exec. Cert. School Administration and Supervision; Liberty University (Lynchburg, VA)
  • Ed.S. Teaching and Learning; Liberty University (Lynchburg, VA)
  • M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction; Liberty University (Lynchburg, VA)
  • B.S. Elementary Education; Tennessee Temple University (Chattanooga, TN)
  • B.S. Business Administration; Tennessee Temple University (Chattanooga, TN)

Licensure and Certifications:

  • Virginia Board of Education Endorsements; School Administration and Supervision: Elementary Education PreK – 6
  • Missouri Professors of Educational Administration (MPEA); Performance Assessment Scorer Level 3 
  • North Carolina State Board of Education Endorsement; Elementary Education K – 6

Courses Taught

  • 61-742: K-12 Internship – Education Specialist
  • 61-691: Change Management in Education
  • 61-687: Feedback and Goal Setting
  • 61-649: Issues in Education
  • 61-642: Multicultural Education for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • 61-606: Culture and Student Engagement
  • 61-569: Multiculturalism in Education
  • 62-216: Children’s Literature
  • 62-113: Professional Learning Communities I, II, III
  • 62-109: Positive Communication in Inclusive Classrooms
  • 62-108: Introduction to Curriculum Instruction & Assessment
  • 62-107: Ecology & Developmental Foundation of Education

Academic Interests

  • Developing Innovative and Transformative Leaders (K-12)
  • Teacher Mental Health and Well-being (K-12)
  • Teacher Retention – Mentoring First-Year Teachers
  • Closing Reading Comprehension Gaps
  • Special Ed – Innovative Approaches to IEP Integration

Scholarly Activity

  • 2020 Dissertation; A Causal Comparative Study of Burnout Among Public and Charter Elementary School Teachers in North Carolina.   
    • This study examined burnout and its impact on the sustainability of traditional public school teachers in comparison to its impact on the sustainability of charter school teachers. The instruments used in this study include a researcher-created demographic questionnaire and the Maslach Burnout Inventory-Educators Survey (MBI-ES). The MBI-ES measures the three subscale levels of exhaustion, depersonalization, and personal accomplishment. The results of this study contributed to the current existing literature on the topic of burnout and its impact on teachers in North Carolina.

Other Professional Experiences

  • Capstone Chair of Doctoral Candidates – Liberty University 
  • Instructional Mentor for Online Professors – Liberty University
  • Adjunct Professor -Liberty University, VA 
  • Adjunct Professor - The University of Texas, San Antonio, TX 
  • Accreditation Team Member -  (ACSI) 
  • Administrator - K-12 - NC 
  • Principal - Elementary/Preschool - NC 
  • Middle School Teacher - Nassau, Bahamas 
  • Elementary Teacher – CA 

Service Professional/Community:

  • Jump Start Program – (First Generation College Students) NWMSU
  • Grow Your Own Program – (Teacher Candidates) NWMSU 
  • Northwest Missouri State University Association of Black Employees (ABE) 
  • Northwest Missouri State University Scholarship Foundation (SOE) 
  • National Association of Elementary and School Principals