Former teacher of mathematics and science in elementary, middle, junior high schools. Instructor for special topics in aeronautics and plant science secondary grades. Former advanced flight instructor and airline transport pilot. Received Tiger Athletic Foundation Undergraduate Teaching Award for 2010.
Cheek, E. H., Steward, F. A., Launey, B. L. & Borgia, L. G. (2004). Facilitative reading instruction: Preservice teachers’ voices and perceptions. Reading Improvement. 41 (2), 129-142.
Co-Presenter at National Association of Gifted Children ((NAGC) November 2011 National Conference, New Orleans, LA. “Mentoring Pre-Service Teachers – A panel discussion about the approaches, merits, and potential pitfalls of field experience and student-teaching in the gifted classroom”.
Selected Grants/Funded Projects
PI & Co-PI for eleven BOR grants to improve science teaching performance of K-12 science teachers
Grant writer and PI for five Board of Regents programs funding stipends for Holmes Interns (5 years)