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Cheryl A. Gould, ME.D.

Director of Student Teaching, Teacher Education and Interdisciplinary Studies

Education

  • Ed.D. (Candidate), Education Policy, Planning, and Leadership, The College of William and Mary
  • M.ED., Student Affairs, Regent University
  • Post Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Program, Northwestern State University
  • B.S., Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Arkansas

Honors and Awards

  • Kappa Delta Phi International Honor Society in Education, 2013 to Present
  • School Administrator Award granted by the Virginia Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America, 2012
  • Virginia Department of Education Creating Excellence Group Award, State Winners, Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow Annual Institute, Henrico County Public Schools, 2011
  • National Association of Counties Award-Team Project, Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow Annual Institute, Henrico County Public Schools, 2011.
  • Virginia Department of Education Creating Excellence Award, Business & Industry Partners, Region I, Mock Interview Program, Henrico County Public Schools, 2010
  • National Association of Counties Award - Program Award, Mock Interview Program, Henrico County Public Schools, 2010
  • Virginia Department of Education Creating Excellence Award, Business & Industry Partners, Region I, Springer Day Care & Early Childhood Education Program, Henrico County Public Schools, 2009.
  • National Association of Counties Award - Program Award, Springer Day Care & Early Childhood Education Program, Henrico County Public Schools, 2009.
  • Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges, 2007
  • Employee of the Month, Regent University, 2006
  • Teacher of the Year, Colonial Heights Public Schools, 2005
  • Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America, National Student Body Award Winner, 2005
  • Who’s Who in America’s Teachers 2004 & 2005

Classes Taught

  • Curriculum Design and Assessment Techniques
  • Orientation to Teaching
  • Field Experience Internship (Student Teaching)
  • Field Experience Portfolio

Research Interests

  • Teacher Effectiveness
  • Teacher perceptions on the use of student growth data in teacher evaluation

Teaching Philosophy

“Most teachers reach more than a thousand students during their career as a teacher, and many reach more than ten thousand” (Scriven, 1994, p. 151). Teacher effects on student growth and achievement are powerful and long lasting. Christian educators have a responsibility to help students achieve their full purpose as whole individuals created in the image of God. We must recognize students’ unique and miraculous intellectual capabilities that may be expanded and refined through education.

Christ-centered higher education programs must equip prospective teachers and educational leaders to meet the academic challenges currently facing students and schools. Furthermore, we must equip prospective teachers and educational leaders with the spiritual tools to meet the social and cultural challenges currently facing students and schools. In short, Christian educators must be equipped to provide academic excellence, nurture character, and transform lives.

Biography

Cheryl Gould is a principal lecturer and the Director of Student Teaching for Regent University’s College of Arts and Sciences. She is completing her Ed.D. at the College of William and Mary. Her research focuses on teacher effectiveness and teacher perceptions on the use of student growth data in teacher evaluation. Cheryl grew up in the thriving community of Fayetteville, Arkansas, home of the University of Arkansas Razorbacks. Over the past eighteen years, she has served as an educational specialist for Henrico County Public Schools in Virginia, the Director of Student Services and later Associate Director for Regent University’s Washington D.C. Campus, as well as a classroom teacher for grades 6-12. She has lived in seven states and Germany. She resides in Chesapeake with her husband, LTC Robert Gould, U.S. Army, retired, and her elderly parents Nancy and Eugene. She is mother to three adult children, Jessica, Wesley, and Janna; a son-in-law, Timothy; and grandmother to two grandchildren, Emerson and Ezra.

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