Jaclynne Gordon Kroskrity, Ph.D.

18 N. Venice,  Unit #C Venice, CA. 90291  
Cell: 310-305-9113
Fax: (310) 310-306-5974 E-mail:

Professional Experience
        2002               Instructor, Life Skills Class for Early College Enrollment
        2000-2002     Literacy Coordinator, Venice High School
                            - Coordinated school-wide reading exercises
        1998-2001     Presenter: Reading to Learn in the Content Areas-Center X 
                            - In-services organized by the UCLA Science Project for various 
                               high schools and districts in Southern California 
                            - In-services organized by the Center X and the Science Project
                               for Venice High School/Westchester High School Cluster
        1996- pres.    Secondary Special Education Teacher, Los Angeles Unified
                               School District Department of Special Education, Venice High School
        1996-1997     Consultant, Burton Green School: Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic. 
                            - Designed and implemented workshops for teachers and other staff,
                               in the areas of reading, literacy, choosing culturally appropriate
                               books, and instructional planning. 
        1990-1996     Special Education teacher: primary, self-contained class
                               Westminster Elementary School, LAUSD
        1989-1990     Substitute Teacher, LAUSD, Elementary (regular and special education)
        1989               Adjunct Assistant Professor, USC, Department of Curriculum, Teaching, and 
                               Special Education 
                            - Developed and taught graduate level course in Early Childhood Education
                               titled "Research and Curriculum in Early Childhood Education."
         1987-1989    Teaching Assistant and Field Supervisor for Reading Methods Course, USC 
                              Department of Curriculum, Teaching, and Special Education 
                            - Supervised undergraduate students' fieldwork experiences in Elementary 
                              and Secondary classrooms during their pre-credential training in reading instruction. 
                            - Taught course sessions on Reading in the Content Areas and Reading Instruction 
                              for Second Language Learners. 
                            - Evaluated teachers as part of the selection process for choosing Training Teachers
                              and served as their interface with the University of Southern California.
         1988-1989    Demonstrator, Loyola Village Fine Arts Magnet School. 
                            - Provided demonstration lessons (integrating writing, reading, and art) for Master 
                              Teachers in the USC Reading Program
         1987-1988    Demonstrator, Short Avenue School
                            - Provided in-services to teachers on the incorporation of CORE literature into their
                              reading programs. 
                            - Designed and demonstrated lessons and integrated units for Kindergarten, Second-, 
                              Third-, and Fourth-Grades
Professional Leadership
          2000-2002   Venice High School Literacy Task Force Chairperson,
                              Member of the Region D Literacy Cadre
          1998-1999   Venice High School, Curriculum Committee Chairperson
          1998 UCLA   Writing Project. Reading in the Content Areas: Center X
          1995-1998   Instructional Cabinet Venice/Westchester Cluster
          1993-1995   Language Arts Standards Project, LAUSD
                            - Worked on the formulation and revision of the District's Language Arts Standards 
          1994-1996   Westminster Avenue School, Staff Development Chairperson
                            - Designed and implemented professional development session on reading/writing
                              instruction for Westminster Elementary School. 
                            - Coordinated in-services for faculty and staff.

Ph.D. Education, (Curriculum and Instruction, Early Childhood Education and Human Learning-early 
             education through adult education)
             University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
             Dissertation: Strategies for Language Choice in Two Bilingual 
             Preschool Classrooms
Masters of Science in Education, (Curriculum and Instruction, Early Childhood Education), 
             University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
             Thesis: Language Interaction in a Mother-Child Dyad
Bachelor of Science, (Major: Psychology, Minors in French and Linguistics)
             Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Education Certifications
 Language Development Specialist Certification, State of California, 1993
 Special Education, Learning Handicapped Credential, 1992 
             Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
 Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, Kindergarten through 12th-Grade,              
             including pre-school and classes organized primarily for adults, 1990              
             University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA