Nancy Markowitz


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Name: Nancy Markowitz
Organization: Collaborative for Reaching & Teaching the Whole Child (CRTWC)
Title: Founder and Executive Director
Dr. Nancy L. Markowitz holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is currently Professor of Education in the Department of Elementary Education at San José State University. She designed and directed the SJSU TE Collaborative Residency Program; has been a Carnegie Scholar for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, and founded and serves as Director of the SJSU Collaborative for Reaching and Teaching the Whole Child. She was an elementary school teacher in South Central Los Angeles, a K-8 school administrator, and has taught pre-service and Master’s courses focused on creating effective learning environments in diverse, urban K-8 classrooms. Her scholarly interests include the study of university/district collaboration, pre-service teacher education, and inquiry into practices that integrate social-emotional learning into the preparation of teachers. She has written several articles, a book chapter, and presented at numerous regional, state, national, and international conferences.

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Jun 30, 2014 / 0 Comments / in Education, Education reform, Youth development, Wellness

CRTWC changes classroom practice, students’ educational experience and achievement by developing the Social-Emotional Learning skills of both teachers and students - skills foundational to empathetic action. We create systemic change by shifting how teachers are prepared before entering the field.