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Dr. Linda Gray Smith

Dr. Linda Gray Smith

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Office

231 Brown Hall

Phone

660.562.1518

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Joined Northwest in 2016


Associate Professor


Education

  • Ph.D. Educational Leadership and Policy Studies; Iowa State University, 2000
    • Dissertation title: The Development and Implementation of 360 Degree Feedback for Administrators of a K-12 Public School District
  • M.S.Ed. Educational Leadership; Northwest Missouri State University, 1995
  • M.S.Ed. English; Northwest Missouri State University, 1983
  • B.Ed. Music and Elementary Education; Northwest Missouri State University, 1977

Courses Taught

  • 61-743 K-12 Internships
  • 61-738 Internship in School Administration
  • 61-733 Advanced Curriculum Development
  • 61-730 Foundations of School Administration
  • 61-713 School Personnel
  • 61-649 Issues in Education
  • 61-627 Innovative School Leadership
  • 61-622 Visionary School Leadership
  • 61-301 Developmental Foundations of Adolescent and Content Literacy
  • 61-310 Classroom and Behavior Management Strategies
  • 61-311 Designing Integrated Curriculum Middle School Secondary
  • 61-312 Professional Learning Community Mid/Sec V
  • 61-432 Professional Education Capstone

Academic Interests

  • Diversity and Inclusion in K-12 schools
  • Field Experiences
  • Student Teachers as Teachers of Record

Scholarly Activity

  • Rich, G., Smith, L. G., & Alexander, K. (2020). Teacher candidates as the teacher of record assists school districts with the teacher shortage. Educational Renaissance, 9, 41-55. [Acceptance rate-50%]
  • Smith, L.G., Wood, S., Rich, C., Singleton, E., & Wall, T. J. (2020). The impact of program redesign on partnerships and clinical practice. Educational Renaissance, 8, 4-19. [Acceptance rate-50%] [Smith contribution- 22%]
  • Farman, S., Seeger, V., Smith, L.G., & McBride, M. (2019). What’s in for us? How a mutually beneficial partnership changes the landscape of educational practice. Planning and Changing, 49(1/2). 20-36. [Acceptance rate-55%]
  • Smith, L. G., Farnan, S., Seeger, V., Wall, T. J., & Kiene, D. (2018). Teacher candidate perceptions of urban field experiences. Educational Renaissance, 6(1), 10–25. Available from ERIC database. (EJ1218627)  [Acceptance rate-50%]
  • Baugher, J., Smith, L.G., & Haughey, J. (2020).  Pushing our Comfort Zone:  A Journey through Diverse Clinical Experiences. In Preparing Quality Teachers · Advances in Clinical Practice. Charlotte, NC:  Information Age Publishing. [Acceptance rate-50%][Smith contribution-40%] 

Presentations:

  • American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education Annual Conference, 2018-2021
  • Teacher Education Council of School Colleges Annual Conference, 2018-2020

Student Group Advisement

  • Middle School Major

Other Professional Experiences

  • Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources; Independence 30 (Independence, MO) - 2011-2016
  • Superintendent; Chillicothe R2 (Chillicothe, MO) - 2007-2011
  • Superintendent; Worth County RIII (Grant City, MO) - 1998-2007
  • Grant Evaluator, Alternative Certification; Northwest Missouri State University (Maryville, MO) - 2006, 2008
  • Adjunct Professor; Northwest Missouri State University (Maryville, MO) - Summer 2005