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Ruby Willey-Rendon

Contributing Faculty

Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership

School of Education and Professional Licensure

Degree Program M.S. Education (MSEd)

Dr. Ruby Willey-Rendon graduated in 2001 from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. In 2002, she received a master’s degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education from Wayland Baptist University. In 2008, Dr. Willey-Rendon received a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Language and Literacy from Texas Tech University.

Dr. Willey-Rendon has been teaching at the university level for 14 years. She has taught in brick and mortar universities as well as online universities.

Dr. Willey-Rendon was an elementary teacher for a number of years. In 2006, she was hired as an Instructor of Literacy Education and a University Supervisor at Texas Tech University. In 2008, she was hired at West Texas A&M University as an Assistant Professor of Reading and Early Childhood Education. In 2010, she was the Program Chair of Reading and Early Childhood Education. Currently, Dr. Willey-Rendon is a Course Instructor at Western Governors University, an Adjunct Faculty in Education at Northcentral University, an Adjunct Faculty in Early Childhood Education at Grand Canyon University, and an Adjunct Faculty Member at Walden University.

Education

BA, Texas Tech University - Lubbock, TX

MEd, Wayland Baptist University - Lubbock, TX United States

PhD, Texas Tech University - Lubbock, TX United States

Public Service

Member of the Amarillo Independent School District PLC , Member - Amarillo , TX United States

Awards / Honors

Faculty Excellence Award, West Texas A&M University , 2009

Faculty Excellence Award, West Texas A&M University , 2010

Faculty Excellence Award, West Texas A&M University , 2011

Faculty Excellence Award, Western Governors University , 2016

Publications

Nix, S. J. (2010). The Feelings about High-Stakes Testing from a Reading Teacher in an Exemplary School The State of Reading

Willey-Rendon, R. J. (2011). Exploring Phillis Wheatley through Integrated Social Studies and Language Arts The Social Studies Texan

Hennington, E. (2011). Teaching to the Test: One Reading Teacher's Decision Kentucky Reading Journal

Presentations

Willey-Rendon, R. J. (2009). Technology in the 21st Century Classroom

Willey-Rendon, R. J. (2009). Enriching Online Instruction in the 21st Century

Willey-Rendon, R. J. (2009). 10 Fabulous Comprehension Strategies for Non-fiction Texts

Willey-Rendon, R. J. (2010). Enriching Online Instruction in the 21st Century

Willey-Rendon, R. J. (2010). Strategies for Expanding Students' Vocabulary and Word Knowledge West Texas A&M University

Willey-Rendon, R. J. (2010). Strategies for Improving Interpretative Comprehension West Texas A&M University

Hennington, E. (2011). Cyber-Class: Strategies for Enhancing Online Instruction

Willey-Rendon, R. J. (2011). If-Then Intervention Strategy Guide for Improving Vocabulary Instruction

Willey-Rendon, R. J. (2011). If-Then Intervention Strategy Guide for Improving Readers' Comprehension

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