Title/Curent Position: Lecturer, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Darden College of Education, Old Dominion University


  • B.A. Elementary Education, University of Illinios at Chicago
  • M.S. Secondary Education, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
  • Ph.D. Urban Services, Curriculum and Instruction, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

    Past Positions of Interest:

  • Adjunct Faculty, Old Dominion University
  • 5th Grade Teacher, Newport News, VA
  • Project Manager, ACTT Now (Aligning Credentialing with Technology Training)- A PT3 (preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology) grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Director, Superkids International Pre-School & Kindergarten, Budapest, Hungary
  • 5th Grade Teacher, Chicago, IL

    Miscellaneous I have three kids. My eldest son, 6, is in 1st grade, my daughter, 3 is in pre-school, and Baby Jonah (5 months at the start of the semester) is currently attending Harvard Medical School :-). As any mom will tell you kids change the way you spend your time. In my past life I loved to travel internationally, go out dancing and tear up the town. (I absolutely recommend spending time aborad - especially teaching abroad. Check out the link to Superkids if you like little kids. They are always looking for good teachers!) Nowadays, I spend a lot of time talking about dinosaurs and Superheroes. I still love to throw crazy theme parties and I really enjoy being outside (unless there are mosquitos).

    This is my second year teaching full time at ODU and I am thoroughly enjoying it. I love working with pre-service teachers. Teachers' work is to shape the future. I am honored to be one of the many influences on the future teachers here at ODU. My goal is to help teachers contemplate how they will affect the future: to consider what kind of impact they will have on the students they teach.

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    Dr. Kidd's family