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.
• Teacher Identity Development
• Transformative Professional Learning
• Teacher Performance Assessments
• Science Teacher
• Statistics Curriculum Developer
• Science Professional Development Facilitator
• GK-12 NSF Project Coordinator
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
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
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.
Benerd School of Education
University of the Pacific