Beverly Hall Ed.D.

 
 
Director of Field Experiences & Assistant Professor
Seton Hill Faculty
 
 

Bio

Dr. Beverly Ann Hall, Director of Field Experiences and Assistant Professor of Education; Ed. D. Reading Education, University of Pittsburgh, M.S. & B.S. Special Education, Clarion State College. Curriculum Supervisor Certificate, Special Education Supervisor Certificate and Reading Specialist Certificate, University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Hall has served as a K-12 Director of Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment and Technology Integration in public and private schools in Pennsylvania. In addition, she has spent several years teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses in literacy education and special education and currently oversees Field Experiences and Student Teaching at Seton Hill University. Dr. Hall recently served as a member of the Striving Readers Leadership Team, responsible for facilitating the writing of the Pennsylvania Comprehensive Literacy Plan (PaCLP): Keystones to Opportunity. The Plan, supported by a $38 million federal grant, provides guidance to educators about their roles in developing an integrated, aligned, and comprehensive set of literacy experiences for students in PA. In addition to the area of literacy development, Dr. Hall’s special interests are directed toward establishing community as well as international partnerships and field experiences.

About

Joined Seton Hill: 2011
Hometown: Jefferson Hills, PA
Personal Areas of Interest: Traveling Cooking Biking
Academic Areas of Interest: Literacy Acquisition and Development Literacy Across the Curriculum Curriculum Development 21st Century Teaching and Learning

Education

  • ED.D., READING EDUCATION , University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • B.S., SPECIAL EDUCATION, Clarion State College (Clarion, PA)
  • M.S., SPECIAL EDUCATION, Clarion State College (Clarion, PA)

Publications

  • Bean, R. M., Hall, B.A., Jovorsky, R. & McKee, J. (2011) PA Comprehensive literacy plan: Keystones to opportunity. Harrisburg, PA: PA Department of Education.
  • Bean, R. M., Hamilton, R., Hall, B., Fotta, B., & Zigmond, N. (1991). Rights Without Labels: Evaluation Report, Year II. (Technical report). Pittsburgh, PA: Institute for Practice and Research in Education
  • Bean, R.M. & Hall, B.A. (1990). Rights Without Labels: Evaluation Report, Year I. (Technical report). Pittsburgh, PA: Institute for Practice and Research in Education.
  • The Reading Instruction Provided to Third Grade Regular and Special Education Students Who Participated in a Full-Time Mainstreaming Program (Committee Members: Rita M. Bean, Ph.D., Shirley A. Biggs, Ed.D., Naomi, P. Zigmond, Ph.D., Isabel L. Beck, Ph.D.), 1993.

Organizations

  • International Reading Association (IRA)
  • Pennsylvania Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (PASCD)
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
  • Pennsylvania Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (PAC-TE)

Presentations

  • Bean, R.M., King, C.M., & Hall, B.A. (1990). University of Pittsburgh Addendum to The Book: Inquiring School Training Manual. (Unpublished manuscript). Pittsburgh, PA: Institute for Practice and Research in Education.
  • Fostering Literacy Development in Students with Special Needs. Inservice provided to Directors of Special Education, Pattan, Pittsburgh, 2003.
  • Current Trends in Teaching of Elementary Language Arts. Professional Development Event, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, 2000.
  • Maximizing Students’ Learning Potential. Iroquois School District Faculty, Erie, PA, 1999.
  • Thirty Years of Research in Defining a Balanced Literacy Program. Albert Gallatin School District, 1999.
  • A New Envisionment for Literacy Learning. Three Rivers Technology Conference, Carnegie Science Center, 1999.
  • Community/School Partnerships. Pleasant Hills Kiwanis Club, Pittsburgh, PA, 1995.
  • Assessing Student Outcomes with Term Papers and Written Reports: Adaptations for Special Needs Students. Southwestern PA Lead Teachers’ Conference on Outcomes-Based Education in PA, Oakland, PA, 1993.
  • Literacy Experiences for Mainstreamed Special Education Students. International Reading Association, Thirty-Seventh Annual Convention, Orlando, 1992.
  • Full-Time Mainstreaming: How Do Students With Disabilities Spend Their Time? National Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Conference, Baltimore, 1992.
  • Reading Instruction for Regular and Special Education Students in a Full-Time Mainstreaming Program. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Francisco, 1992.
  • Experiences of Special Education: Students in a Rights Without Labels Project. Institute for Practice and Research in Education, University of Pittsburgh, 1991.
  • The Inquiring School Program: Meeting the Needs of ‘At-Risk’ Readers. Twenty-Fourth Annual Keystone State Reading Association Conference, Hershey, PA, 1991.
  • Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Inquiring School Program. Annual Conference of the Pennsylvania Educational Research Association (PERA). Harrisburg, PA, 1991.
  • Cooperative Learning in the College Reading Classroom. Annual Conference of the International Reading Association (IRA), Atlanta, 1990.

Certifications

  • SUPERVISION OF CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
  • SUPERVISION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • READING SPECIALIST
  • TEACHING OF THE MENTALLY AND/OR PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED

Achievements

  • Served as a member of the Striving Readers Leadership Team, responsible for facilitating the writing of the Pennsylvania Comprehensive Literacy Plan (PaCLP): Keystones to Opportunity. The Plan, supported by a $38 million federal grant, provides guidance to stakeholders about their roles in developing an integrated, aligned, and comprehensive set of literacy experiences for students in PA. Developed a partnership with Liceo Experimental Bilingue Jose Figueres Ferrer, a bilingual school in Costa Rica to establish field experiences for Seton Hill Students. [More Information]
  • Developed a partnership with Liceo Experimental Bilingue Jose Figueres Ferrer, a bilingual school in Costa Rica to establish field experiences for Seton Hill Students. [More Information]
  • Facilitated the review, writing and/or revising of K-12 Curriculum in Peters Township School District, Elizabeth Forward School District and The Tillotson School .
  • Oversaw the development and accreditation of Chatham University's Special Education program.