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Hobbies: running, dancing, quilting, and Zumba instruction

Favorite Foods: I'm a foodie, not much I don't like

Favorite Color: Emerald Green

Favorite Place to Visit: Anywhere I have never been

Dr.Teresa Vail, Director of Field Experiences and Assistant Professor

As I work with teacher candidates, my goal is to nourish and enrich their growth as they establish themselves as scholars, professionals, leaders, and change makers.

I am delighted to be a part of the Benerd School of Education's Teacher preparation program where I get to work in the community where I live.

For over a decade I have been learning and growing as an educator while working with students, teachers, administrators, and professors in the San Joaquin valley. Cultivating these relationships has provided me with a strong foundation in realizing my strengths as a teacher, leader, and change maker. As I work with teacher candidates, my goal is to leverage my experiences to nourish and enrich their growth as they establish themselves as scholars, professionals, leaders, and change makers.

Research Interests
• Teacher Identity Development
• Transformative Professional Learning
• Teacher Performance Assessments

Education Experience
• Science Teacher
• Statistics Curriculum Developer
• Science Professional Development Facilitator
• GK-12 NSF Project Coordinator

School
University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA 2011
Gladys L. Benerd School of Education
Ed. D., Curriculum and Instruction
Research: Teachers' Professional Development Experiences: Implications For Practice

University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA 2007
Master of Science, Bio-analytical and Physical Chemistry
Research: Rapid Identification, Confirmation and Quantitation Using an Open-air Ion Source Coupled to a Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer

California State University at Sacramento, Sacramento, CA 1995
Single Subject Physical Science Teaching Credential

California State University at Sacramento, Sacramento, CA 1994
Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry concentrated in Biochemistry

Professional Presentations
67th ASCD Annual Conference, March 2012, Philadelphia, PA.
Presented session 2148: Transforming Experiences: Authentic Professional Learning

CCTE Fall 2010 Conference, October 2010, San Diego, CA.
Poster: Teacher's Career-Long Learning: Implications for Teaching Practice

55th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry, June 2007, Indianapolis, IN.
Poster: Rapid In-Source Methods for DART-Interface TOFMS Determination of Structural Information

58th Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, February 2007, Chicago, IL. Advisor presented: Additional Real Time Structural Information From DART Mass Spectrometry

54th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry, June 2006, Seattle, WA.
Poster: Evaluation of Chiral Differentiation Using Chemical Ionization in a Quadrupole Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer

Publications

Rapid and Unambiguous Identification of Melamine in Contaminated Pet Food Based on Mass Spectrometry with Four Degrees of Confirmation. Vail, Teresa; Jones, Patrick R.; Sparkman, O. David. University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA. Journal of Analytical Toxicology 2007, 31, 304-312.

Vail, T. (2010). To know a place, to know me. In T. Nelson and C. Brodie (Eds.), Chronicles from a watershed: Consideration of place and pedagogy (51-56). San Diego: University Readers.

Contact Info:
Benerd School of Education
University of the Pacific
Tel: 209-946-2335
tvail@pacific.edu