Lara Searcy

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Lara Searcy

searcyl@nsuok.edu

  • Assistant Professor
    English

Office Location

  • Tahlequah
    Haskell Hall Annex 328
    (918) 444-3624

Bio

Dr. Lara Searcy is an Assistant Professor, English Education Specialist at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK where she teaches English teacher candidates. She is a former high school English teacher and middle school Literacy Resource Specialist and is Nationally Board Certified in AYA-ELA. In 2018, she was awarded the Circle of Excellence in Teaching from NSU. She is a proud member of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and is currently the President of the Oklahoma affiliate- OKCTE.

Education:

  • Ph D,Curriculum & Instruction,University of Arkansas,Magna cum laude,2018
  • M.Ed.,Education,Northeastern State University,,2009
  • BA,Education,Northeastern State University,,2006
teacher efficacy, standards-based reforms, and teacher professional development
teacher efficacy, standards-based reforms, and teacher professional development

Intellectual Content:

  • We Need to Go Next Door and Talk about Our Lessons: One States Context and Collaboration around Standards-Based Reform. (Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New), Integration, Published, May, 2019
  • #CensorED: A Responsibility and Rationale for How to Critically Select Texts. (Journal Article, Professional Journal), Integration, Published, , 2019
  • #WritingIs Using the NCTE Professional Knowledge about the Teaching of Writing Statements in the Classroom (Newsletter), Integration, Published, January (1st Quarter/Winter), 2018
  • Freedom Writers as Narrative for Teaching Social Justice. (Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New), Integration, Published, February, 2017

Presentations:

  • #ArguED: Shifting from Opinion to Argument in Writing. - Oklahoma Middle Level Educators Association - Tulsa, OK - May 2018
  • "Standards of Advocacy: Using the New OAS-ELA Standards to Become a Teacher Advocate." - Student Oklahoma Education Association (SOEA) Fall 2016 Conference - Edmond, OK - November 2016
  • #MaintainingMomentum: Moving from Venting to Voicing a Vision for Leadership. - National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) 2017 - St. Louis, MO - November 2017

Courses Taught:

  • ENGLISH COMPOSITION I - ENGL 1113 - Fall 2020
  • TEACHING ENGL IN SECONDARY SCH - ENGL 4133 - Fall 2020
  • SEMINAR IN ENGLISH STUDIES I - ENGL 5633 - Summer 2020
  • ADV COMPOSITION FOR TEACHERS - ENGL 4123 - Summer 2019
  • CRITICAL ISSUES IN ENG ED - ENGL 3501 - Spring 2019
  • ENGLISH EDUCATION CAPSTONE - ENGL 4501 - Spring 2019