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Kelly Charles

Dr. Kelly Jackson CharlesDr. Kelly Jackson Charles, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Middle Grades, Secondary and Special Subjects.  Dr. Charles is currently the Assessment Coordinator for the School of Education and the Director of the Office of School Services.

Dr. Kelly Jackson Charles is a K-16 educator with over 20 years of classroom and administrative experience in public, private, charter and post-secondary institutions. She holds a Bachelors degree in Teacher Education from Methodist University, Masters degrees in both Special Education and School Administration from Fayetteville State University and a Ph.D. in Higher Education from Morgan State University.  Dr. Charles served as Principal of an urban Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) academy in Baltimore, Maryland as well as Program Coordinator of a multi-site 21st Century Community Learning Center in Spring Lake, North Carolina supervising elementary, middle and adult learners in academic, recreational and social activities. Further, she served as an educational consultant for the public charter schools movement in the greater Washington, D.C. area and has taught adult literacy and compensatory education classes, special education P-12 and homebound instruction in rural and urban communities. Dr. Charles’ areas of research include male students’ locus of control, self-efficacy and intelligence, learning strategies and motivation for special needs students as well as differentiated instruction and small learning communities in K-16 settings.

As the Assessment Coordinator she is primarily responsible for the successful implementation of the school’s assessment system that collects and analyzes data on applicant qualifications, candidate and graduate performance, and unit operations

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