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Melissa Tamburrino Ed.D.
Joined Seton Hill
2019
Hometown
Homer City, PA
Contact Info
mtamburrino@setonhill.edu

Melissa joined the Seton Hill University faculty as Assistant Professor in Education during Fall 2019. Melissa is a 16 year veteran teacher who began teaching at Green Grove Elementary School. Over the years she has taught different grade levels in an elementary school setting. Melissa also served as an elementary/middle school gifted coordinator for 9 years. She is committed to student success inside the classroom and in life.

Education

  • Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Indiana, PA), 2016 M.A., Education- Curriculum and Instruction, Gannon University (Monroeville, PA), 2005 B.S., Elementary Education K-6, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Indiana, PA), 2001

Publications

  • Preventing Bullying Among Young Children: Strategies for Bullying Prevention in Pre-School (2013) Early Childhood Education Journal, Levine, E. & Tamburrino, M.

Awards

  • Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh Elementary School Science Olympiad Grant (2018) Doctoral Fellowship Award, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2010) Flat Stanley Project- Recognized by President Obama (2009) Nominee for Who's Who Among America's Teachers Award (2003)

Presentations

  • Tamburrino, M., & Sheinberg, E. "Mindfulness Matters". Pennsylvania Department of Education State Parent Advisory Council (Virtual), July 2021
  • Tamburrino, M., & Harris, J. "Strategies for CHANGE in the Classroom Community." Innovative School Summit, (Las Vegas, NV), July 2021
  • Casebeer, D., & Tamburrino, M. "The Decision Gap: A Phenomenographic Examination of Student Engagement During the Coronavirus Pandemic. Paper accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the Conference for Academic Research in Education, Virtual, June 2021
  • Harris, K. & Tamburrino, M. “Transforming Early Childhood Education by Cultivating Mindfulness". Ohio Association for the Education of Young Children. (Mount Gilead, OH), Virtual, April 2021
  • Harris, K., Tamburrino, M., & Stone, M. "When the World Went Sideways: Engaging Young Children at the Child Development Center (CDC) with New Learning Discoveries During the Pandemic." Pandemic Talks (Seton Hill, PA), March 2021
  • Casebeer, D. and Tamburrino, M. "The Decision Gap: A Case Study of Student Engagement During the Coronavirus Pandemic". Pandemic Talks (Seton Hill, PA), November 2020
  • Tamburrino, M., & Levine, E. "You Matter: Social Justice Activities for the Elementary Classroom". Educators Survival Guide: Climate, Safety, & Trauma during COVID-19 Conference (Atlanta, GA), November 2020
  • Myers, J. and Tamburrino, M. "Interactive Read-Alouds". Pennsylvania Department of Education State Parent Advisory Council (Seven Springs, PA), July 2011
  • Tamburrino, M. "Social Studies Curriculum Workshop". Penn Hills School District (Pittsburgh, PA), February 2012
  • Tamburrino, M. "Socratic Seminar Workshop". Penn Hills School District (Pittsburgh, PA), February 2012
  • Tamburrino, M. "Social Studies: Scope and Sequence/ Benchmark Assessments". Penn Hills School District (Pittsburgh, PA), May 2012
  • Tamburrino, M., Ott, K, and Tedrick, M. "ELA Common Core Professional Development". Penn Hills School District (Pittsburgh, PA), May 2013
  • Tamburrino, M. and Ott, C. "Reading Activities for Parents". Pennsylvania Department of Education State Parent Advisory Council (Seven Springs, PA), July 2015
  • Tamburrino, M. and Sheinberg, E. "Bullying Basics". Pennsylvania Department of Education State Parent Advisory Council (Seven Springs, PA), July 2016
  • Tamburrino, M. and Loughner, C. "Exploring STEM at Home". Pennsylvania Department of Education State Parent Advisory Council (Seven Springs, PA), July 2019
  • Tamburrino, M.,Ott, K, and Lickenfelt, A. "Gifted Education Procedures and Resources". Penn Hills School District (Pittsburgh, PA), February, 2018

Performances

  • Tamburrino, Melissa: Read Across America Day organizer with the CDC students (Seton Hill University, March 2020)
  • Tamburrino, Melissa: Career Day organizer with the CDC students (Seton Hill University, February 2020)
  • Tamburrino, Melissa: STEM Festival organizer with the CDC students (Seton Hill University, October 2019)

Certifications

  • Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate- Elementary Education K-6 Pennsylvania Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision Certificate

Achievements

  • Conference Submission Reviewer for American Education Research Association (AERA): June 2020- Present
  • Journal Reviewer for the Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education: June 2020-Present