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Crestie Smith

Senior Contributing Faculty

Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership

School of Education and Professional Licensure

Degree ProgramM.S. Education (MSEd)

Dr. Crestie Smith's formal training is in teacher leadership where she has served in various roles over her 30 year career. Dr. Smith has held leadership roles in a variety of K-12 settings as well as several universities. She has also enjoyed a close relationship with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards over the last 20 years, maintaining certification as well as consulting. Dr. Smith has worked 20+ years in higher education positions related to teacher leadership, curriculum design, and assessment at both online and brick and mortar schools. At Walden University, she teaches a variety of courses in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership and has served on numerous committees and projects to further the university's goals. Dr. Smith’s current research interests focus primarily on support and retention of international students in online/distance learning. She has presented at numerous conferences including the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, the Association for Middle Level Education, and the Model Schools Conference.

Courses Taught

EDUC 6610 - Teacher as Professional

EDUC 6640 - Designing Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

EDUC 6730 - Curriculum Design and Assessment

EDUC 6647 - Dynamic Teacher Leadership

EDUC 6650 - Enhancing Learning Through Linguistic and Cultural Diversity

EDUC 6651 - Increasing Learning and Achievement

EDUC 6657 - Creating an Effective Classroom learning Emvironment

EDUC 6659 - Teacher Leadership in Professional Learning Communities

EDUC 6674 - Designing Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment for Students with Special Needs

EDUC 6731 - Assessment for Student Learning

EDUC 6733 - Action Research for Educators

EDUC 6157 - Understanding Institutions: Organizational Behavior and Culture

EDUC 6156 - Understanding Students

EDUC 6760 - Facilitation Online Learning

EDUC 6754 - Administration and Assessment of Online and Distance Learning

EDUC 6260 - Managing Resources

EDUC 6262 - Quality and Productivity

EDUC 6753 - Planning and Program Development of Online and Disctance Learning

EDUC 6655 - Increasing Learning and Achievement

EDUC 6617 - Teacher Leadership for Learning and Teaching

EDUC 6618 - Teacher Leadership in Professional Learning Communities

Education

PhD, Walden University

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