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Cindee Easton

Contributing Faculty

Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership

School of Education and Professional Licensure

Degree Program M.S. Education (MSEd)

Cindee Easton has been in education for 37 years. She earned a bachelor's degree (B.A.) in Education from Concordia University, River Forest, IL; completed her master’s degree (M.ED) in Educational Leadership at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, and is currently working on a doctorate in education at the University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL. Ms. Easton's cognate area of study is Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Reading and Literacy.

Ms. Easton taught middle school science and literacy for 15 years, was a K-6 elementary school principal for 3 years, then moved to university level work as an adjunct professor in the Teacher Education Department of Florida Atlantic University (FAU). In addition, she worked for a No Child Left Behind Florida Department of Education grant project while at FAU. This grant provided professional training and development for teachers and principals in four south Florida counties.

Ms. Easton has been on the part-time Contributing Faculty of Walden University since 2003. She has taught the majority of the MSED Elementary Reading and Literacy courses. She also has reviewed Final Program Portfolios. In addition to working for Walden part-time, Ms. Easton formerly served as a non-tenured faculty at the University of Central Florida-Orlando, working under the Florida Department of Education grant, the Florida Literacy and Reading Excellence Center (FLaRE). This organization provided professional literacy development, as well as the Florida Reading Endorsement courses, training for teachers and administrators across the state. She wrote and presented literacy training sessions for K-12 teachers and administrators. She has extensive training and practice in literacy education. Ms. Easton is also trained in Louisa Moats' LETRS program. She left that full-time position to pursue work as an independent educational consultant; focused on literacy training for school faculty and to teach part-time at Walden, in order to complete her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction.

In addition to her work as a Walden Contributing Faculty member, Ms. Easton is a Course Lead overseeing two MSED Elementary and Literacy Reading courses. In her tenure at Walden, she has worked in the Portfolio Assessment department as a Major Assessment Coordinator, Major Assessment Lead and Assessor.

Ms. Easton was appointed to the Contributing Faculty Advisory Board in 2017 and is a current appointed member of the Associate Dean's Advisory Council. In her 17 year career with Walden she has worked on a variety of committees, as well as, serving as a mentor, always working toward making Walden the best university it can be.

Ms. Easton lives in Palm Beach County, Florida with her family. One of her accomplishments was to co-author and publish the book Florida's Gold Coast Historical Markers: Recognizing the History of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties.

Courses Taught

READ 6705 - Reading and Literacy Today

READ 6706 - Literacy Development Prek-3

READ 6727 - Reading and Literacy Growth . Grades 4-6

Education

BA, Concordia University RF

MEd, Florida Atlantic University

Public Service

Burckle Place for Homeless Women, Volunteer - Lake Worth, FL United States

Publications

Easton, C. S. (2003). Florida’s Gold Coast Historical Markers: Recognizing the History of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties.

Presentations

Easton, C. S. (2015). From Adoption to Practice: Teacher Perspective on the Common Core State Standards

Easton, C. S. (2015). From Adoption to Practice: Teacher Perspective on the Common Core State Standards Walden Univeristy

Easton, C. S. (2015). From Practice to Adoption: Teacher Perspective on the Common Core State Standards Walden University

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