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Kristin S. Kight: Cognition and Instruction Specialist


University of Delaware   1996-2000

  • Doctoral Student in Cognition and Instruction ABD
  • Study of the relationships between research on cognition and practices of instruction.
  • Research Interests: The role of executive functioning, and difficulties with it, in the behavior of bright underachievers

University of Delaware               1988-1990

  • MA Political Science
  • Thesis Contributions of The Hicksite movement in The Religious Society of Friends to American reform movements 1835-1922

Goucher College 1981

  • BA Women’s Studies
  • Internship: Center for Women Policy Studies: Researched, compiled, edited and produced the CWPS 1981 National Directory of Programs and Services for Battered Women

Selected Skills and Abilities

  • Highly skilled in teaching at a range of levels from middle school through graduate school
  • Highly skilled at interpreting neuropsychological assessment results for use by teachers, students, parents, and others in support of struggling learners
  • Highly skilled in the use of assistive technologies for learners with learning differences and disabilities
  • Highly skilled in facilitating and coaching individuals and groups working together toward a positive outcome in the presence of multiple frustrations
  • Skilled in the use of computer equipment and distance learning technologies
  • Skilled in educational research methods, use and management of databases, focus groups, qualitative and quantitative analysis methods

Employment Highlights

Private Practice                                                                                                        1994-Present
Cognition and Instruction Specialist

  • Cognitive training for improved Executive Functioning in children and adults
  • Strategy design and instruction
  • Client advocacy with schools and employers
  • Coordination of treatment between medical, psychological, educational and other involved practitioners
  • Strategy and tool use, automaticity development coaching

Graduate Assistantships    University of Delaware
Center for Teaching Effectiveness              1999-2001

  • Pew Charitable Trusts grant to study perceptions of Problem Based Learning in undergraduate courses
  • Conducted focus group interviews
  • Collected and analyzed both qualitative and quantitative data
  • Collaborated in writing the resulting report and presentation: A Framework for Assessing Problem-Based Learning at the University of Delaware

College of Education Teaching Assistant            2000

  • EDUC 346: Elementary Curriculum Social Studies. A senior-level, practicum-oriented course in the design of instruction for Social Studies

Center for Educational Leadership and Policy:     1996-1999

  • Assisted in design, conduct, data analysis, and reporting of an evaluation of the student teaching program at the University of Delaware, and a study of trends in course evaluations from the College of Education at the University of Delaware across five years

Teaching Positions
University of Delaware Institute in Educational and Assistive Technology 2000

  • EDST 667 (Masters level) Applications of Computers in Teaching Writing to Elementary and Secondary Students

Garrison Forrest School   1990-1993

  • Taught upper school United States and world history at both standard and Advanced Placement levels
  • Coordinator of Service League – student volunteer community service organization
  • Co-faculty advisor to Black Student Union (founded spring 1992)
  • Coordinator of summer opportunities for students

The Discovery Channel                1990

  • Curriculum Development Specialist
  • Designed curricular materials to accompany the “Contemporary issues and World Events” segment of the “Assignment Discovery” cable television series.

Friends School of Baltimore      1988-1990

  • Designed and taught courses in United States History, Modern World History, Peace and War: an investigation of international conflict resolution, and Celebrating Diversity: a team-taught interdisciplinary study of difference in American culture
  • Director of Community Service Program
  • Advisor to Spiritual Awareness and Religion Club

West Nottingham Academy      1986-1988

  • Designed and taught courses in United States History, both standard and special needs levels; American Literature, and study skills
  • Curriculum designer/teacher of study skills program
  • Coached Varsity Knitting Team (undefeated
  • Dormitory parent with my husband and another faculty couple to 45 boys in grades 9-12

Volunteer Activities

America Online, Inc.               1993-1996

  • Founding member of the volunteer staff of the Academic Assistance Center of Interactive Education Service
  • Teacher Pager Coordination Assistant
  • Matched student emailed questions with teachers who volunteered to answer them.
  • Answered student questions in the real time online forum provided by AOL
  • Mentoring new faculty volunteers through their training period

Baltimore Homeschool Community Center 2010

  • Taught Junior Great Books, History of Philosophy and History through genealogy for students from ages 10 through adult


Available on request.

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