Faculty and Staff
Dr. Melissa L Jones-Bromenshenkel
Frequently Taught CoursesSPE 4900
Type 75 General Administrative Certificate
Eastern Illinois University, January 2012
Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction
Teaching and Learning Specialization
Indiana State University, August 2006
M.S. in Education, Special Education
Emphases in Collaboration/Consultation and Program Administration and Supervision
Eastern Illinois University, December 1998
B.S. in Education, Special Education
Eastern Illinois University, May 1995
Professional OrganizationsCEC/NCATE/CAEP Program Reviewer, Spring 2008-Present
Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children, 2014 National Conference Planning Committee, Budget and Finance Co-Chair
Illinois Teacher Education Division (ITED) Liaison to ICEC, 2006-2011; Secretary/Treasurer
Proposal Reviewer for Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) annual conference and Teacher
Education Division (TED) annual conference
Proposal Reviewer for the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE)
Member of: Council for Exceptional Children, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Phi Delta Kappa, International Literacy Association, American Council on Rural Special Education, American Educational Research Association
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Common Core State Standards; Evidence Based Practice; Effective Interventions; Teacher Evaluation; Co-Teaching
ResearchEvidence-Based Practice, Standards, Teacher Evaluation, Co-teaching
Selected PublicationsBasham, J. D., Lowrey, A., Gardner, J.E., & Jones-Bromenshenkel, M.L. (2011).Computer-mediated collaboration: Using the web to contextualize representational issues in general and special education practice. In E. McCray, P. McHatton, & C. Beverly (Eds.), Knowledge, skills, and dispositions for culturally competent and interculturally sensitive leaders in education (pp. 202-223). Arlington,VA: TED Diversity Caucus.
Jones, M. L. (2009). A study of novice special educators’ views of evidence-based practices. Teacher Education and Special Education, 32 (2), 101-120.
Jones, M.L., Mullins, F., & Li, M. (2009). It takes two to tango: A rural school’s transition to co-taught service delivery. Proceedings of the American Council on Rural Special Education (ACRES).
Jones-Bromenshenkel, M. (2013). Effective evaluation for rural special educators: A contradiction in terms? Proceedings of the American Council on Rural Special Education (ACRES).
Selected Conference PresentationsJones-Bromenshenkel, M. (2015, February). CCSS Success: Employing Technology to Collaborate and Communicate to Meet the Standards. Presentation at the Midwest Symposium for Leadership in Behavior Disorders, Kansas City, MO.
Johnson, S. & Jones-Bromenshenkel, M. (2015, February). A Common Sense Approach to Curriculum, Common Core Standards 21st Century College/Career Readiness Skills and the IEP. Presentation at theIllinois Association of Administrators in Special Education, Springfield, IL.
Jones-Bromenshenkel, M. (2015, February). There’s an App or Tool for That. Presentation at the Illinois Council for Children with Behavior Disorders, Lisle, IL.
Huisinga, S., Cook, R., Jones-Bromenshenkel, M., & Mullins, F. (2014, November). Web 2.0: At the Crossroads of Common Core Standards and Teacher Preparation. Presentation at the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN.
Jones-Bromenshenkel, M., Johnson, S., & Stringfellow, J. (2014, November). Views and Voices of Faculty and Candidates: Incorporating the edTPA into a Special Education Pre-Service Preparation Program. Presentation at the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN.
Jones-Bromenshenkel, M. (2014, October). The NEW Illinois Learning Standards: Challenges and Opportunities for Special Education. Invited Presentation at the Eastern Illinois Area of Special Education Fall Institute.
Jones-Bromenshenkel, M. (2014, October). Common Core Resources to Support the Implementation of the New Illinois (ELA) Learning Standards.Presentation at the Illinois Reading Conference, Springfield, IL.
Jones-Bromenshenkel & Wishard, A. (2014, October). ‘Tweens, Teens, and Technology in the Language Arts: There’s an App for That. Presentation at the Illinois Reading Conference, Springfield, IL.
Jones-Bromenshenkel, M. (2014, July). What Works with OUR Kids --- Evidence-Based Practices and Resources. Invited Presentation at UTPB, Odesssa, TX.
Cook, R., & Jones-Bromenshenkel, M. (2014, July). Tool, Tricks and Tips for Young Learners with Special Needs. Invited Presentation at UTPB, Odessa, TX.
Jones-Bromenshenkel, M., Cook, R., Jones, C., & Mullins, F. (2014, April). The roles and realities of standards implementation for special education professionals. Presentation at the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) annual conference, Philadephia, PA.
Jones-Bromenshenkel, M.. (2014, March). Implementing “common” standards (CCSS) for our learners with “not-so-common” needs. Presentation at the Illinois Reading Conference, Springfield, IL.
Cook, R., Jones-Bromenshenkel, M., Huisinga, S., & Mulllins, F. (2014, February). Embedding face-to-face and web 2.0 collaborative activities within clinically- based experiences. Presentation at the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO.
Funding & GrantsEastern Illinois University, Redden Course Improvement Grant, Best Practice IEP: A “Must- See”, 2013-2014.
Eastern Illinois University College of Education and Professional Studies, CEPS Faculty Research Grant, SpecialEducation and Standards Implementation: A Resource for Support and Success, Fall 2013.
Eastern Illinois University, Faculty Development Grant to purchase Council for Exceptional iPad Webinar series, Fall 2013.
Illinois Council for Children with Behavior Disorders Mini-Grant, iPAD=iLEARN and iMPROVE my Behavior, February 2013
Eastern Illinois University College of Education and Professional Studies, CEPS Faculty Research Grant. The Common Core Standards: Including More than Just “Core” Teachers in Implementation, Fall 2012
Eastern Illinois University, Faculty Development Grant to attend the Raising Student Achievement Conference, Fall 2012
Eastern Illinois University, Redden Course Improvement Grant, Preparing Candidates for Success: Incorporating Performance Assessment in Methods Fieldwork, 2012-2013
Illinois Association of Teacher Educators Mini-Grant, Lighting a “Fire”: Sparking an Interest in Reading through Tablet Technology, Fall 2012
Council on Faculty Research Grant, Are Special Educators Truly “Special”? Administrator Perceptions of the Teacher Evaluation Process,Summer 2012
Pioneers Division of Illinois Council for Exceptional Children Mini-Grant, ALL Learners Need Literature: Connecting with Characters through Manageable Text, 2011-2012
Illinois Council for Behavior Disorders Mini-Grant, Online Study Skills for Secondary Learners: A Collaboration between Pre-Service Teachers, Cooperating Professionals and P-12 Learners, 2011
CommunityCourt Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)
Volunteer at Special Olympics and Family Festival
Consultation with Oblong Christian Children's Home
School Board Member CUSD #77