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Lisa Peel


Professional Experience
Delaware Technical Community College, Dover, DE
Instructional Director, Education Department
In addition to responsibilities listed below as Department Chair,

Pursue and implement dual enrollment agreements with local high schools

Liaise with Delaware Department of Education and the Office of Early


Represent the College on external projects, such as advisory boards and

statewide committees

Department Chair, Education Department


Establish a cohesive department with positive morale

Communicate a clear vision for college initiatives and model best practices

Manage adjunct and full-time faculty and provide resources to satisfy College

Promote the use of innovative teaching strategies and conduct formative

assessments to ensure these strategies are being implemented

Oversee Early Child Development Center/Lab School operations, initiatives,

and budget

Maintain records of assessment and create program reports for accreditation

Establish partnerships with local schools to provide practical experience for

education students

Work with colleagues statewide to align curriculum and policies for

education students

Monitor enrollment and collaborate with academic counselors to actively

recruit students

Teach several education courses in online, hybrid and face-to-face formats

Advise students regarding ten different education programs from admittance

to career planning

Design, redesign and create curriculum and programs to meet the needs of
the workforce

Write grant proposals to enable students to participate in new programs,

such as dual enrollment

International Education Coordinator, Terry Campus


Led Professional Development Program for 27 faculty/staff to South Africa

during summer 2014

Led Cultural Immersion Trip for Delaware Tech students to Spain during
Spring Break 2013

Recruit students and qualified instructors to participate in study abroad


Chaired committee for International Education fundraiser: Dancing with Da


Chair committee for Chocolate Lovers 5K to raise funds for study abroad

Launched Global Understanding Series on the Terry Campus to

internationalize students learning

Instructional Coordinator, English as a Second Language & Spanish


Recruited students and qualified instructors to establish an academically

rigorous ESL program
Supervised and coordinated all English as a Second Language and Spanish

Supported international students throughout the college process from

admissions to job placement

Created two learning communities: Spanish 136/EDC 220 and ESL 100/ENG
121/SSC 100

Advised and advocated for Delaware Techs international student population,

which consists of students from more than 35 countries

Full-Time English as a Second Language & Spanish Instructor


Engaged English language learners in courses to develop listening, speaking,

reading, and writing skills to prepare them for college success

Bilingually and Bi-culturally proficient in Spanish oral and written

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Co-Founder/Trip Leader Outrageous Learning Experience (OL), NC
Summer 2001, 2002

Organized and led three-week study abroad program with family stays and
language courses for high school juniors and seniors in the Raleigh, Durham
and Chapel Hill, NC area
Founder/DirectorDual Language Immersion Program, Durham, NC
2000 2005

Developed curriculum for Spanish and English language goals

Built a rapport with parents and students to create a collaborative language

learning community

Certified by National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in

World Languages Other than English, Early and Middle Childhood
English Instructor Ashton Campion Academy, Madrid, Spain

Worked among international faculty to deliver English instruction to Spanish

students aged 5-18

Committee Membership

Blue Print for the Future Task Force (research to inform Delaware Techs
strategic plan)

Delaware Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (DACTE)

Delaware Association for the Education of Young Childrens T.E.A.C.H

Advisory Board

Instruction Innovation Network (Delaware Tech taskforce for researching

and implementing a professional development plan for faculty)

Greater Milford Boys & Girls Club Board of Directors, Board Development

Early Childhood Challenge Grant Committee

Advisory boards for Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Math and

Science Education programs

Chair, Delaware Techs Global Understanding Series Committee

Delaware Tech Redesign Team for Cross-cultural Immersion (study abroad)


Delaware Techs College Planning Council

Delaware Techs Learning Commons Task Force

Co-Chair, Delaware Techs International Education Fundraiser Committee

Faculty Senate

Advisor, Delaware Techs International Student Service Club

Polytech Advisory Board for Early Childhood Education program

New Faculty Mentor

EDUC 891: Organizational Problem Analysis/PlanningUniversity of
Winter 2015
Leadership Development ProgramDelaware Technical Community College
Two year professional development for future leaders at the College

Instructional Design and Technology CoursesDelaware Technical Community

Educational Technology Certificate and additional courses to inform online
course design
M.A., ESOL Literacy--Wilmington University
Research Topic: Engaging Adult Learners in Effective Vocabulary Instruction
B.A., International Studies and Spanish Education (K-12)--Elon University
1998 Valladolid, Spain studied abroad at Universidad de Valladolid for fall
Costa Rica studied abroad for winter term
Workshops Presented

Leading a Course AbroadProfessional Development for faculty study

abroad program leaders

What the Best College Teachers Do BestProfessional Development for

Adjunct faculty

Ask CCITguest blogger for the Colleges Center for Creative Instruction
and Technology

Building your BenchProfessional Development for Delaware Techs

Administrative Team

What the Best College Teachers Do BestInstructional Innovation


Online (Re)design-- Practical considerations in course design for faculty who

teach online

Does One Size Fit All? An Overview of Strategies for Addressing Diverse
Learners with Diverse Needs in a Higher Education SettingNew faculty
professional development workshop

Workshops Attended

Annual Vision 2015 Conference for educators and community partners

Jose Bowens Teaching Naked Instructional Innovation Conference

Active and Collaborative Learning for Adult Learners

Learning Communities workshops

CCID conference, New Orleans, LA

Educational Technology workshop series (for best practices in online


Bi-annual International Education workshops

TESOL Academy: Sound Concepts presented by Marnie Reed, Boston, MA