Master Clinicians

Utilizing master skills to support teacher candidates

Experience

Master clinicians share their expertise by teaching field-based courses, working with teacher mentors, conducting workshops and seminars, facilitating performance assessments, and providing leadership for teacher candidates during their year of residency. By demonstrating research-based practices and helping to improve student outcomes, master clinicians prepare and equip future teachers to have a positive impact on student performance from the first time they enter the classroom.

Mrs. Marsha Barnett

Mrs. Marsha Barnett
m.barnett@comcast.net

Marsha Barnett received her Bachelor and Master's degree from Middle Tennessee State University. She retired from teaching after 30 years in the classroom. Nine years were in Wayne County and twenty one years in Sumner County. Marsha taught kindergarten for twenty eight years and second grade for two years. As a teacher she served as a mentor to several student teachers. She was one of the first 21st Century Classroom teachers and a Career Level III teacher.

Mrs. Janice Dorris

Mrs. Janice Dorris
jcdmsd@aol.com

Mrs. Janice Dorris is a graduate of Western Kentucky with a B.S. in Business Education.  After graduation in 1969, she began teaching 5th grade in Gallatin, TN.  She found her calling in elementary education and went to Trevecca Nazarene College taking hours to complete her elementary certification. Over the next several years, she taught 4th and 5th grades and took time off to stay at home with her son. She was a Career Level III teacher, one of the first 21st  Century Class Room  Teachers, a Science Facilitator for 6 years with the elementary Hands on Science Program, attended 4 National Math & Science Conventions,  Jack Anderson Teacher of the Year, and Cotillion Ms. Manners.

Mrs. Linda Fair

Mrs. Linda Fair
lindaanise@yahoo.com

Ms. Fair began her teaching career in Chicago, IL after graduating from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb,IL. She came into teaching wanting to make a difference with her students in the way that they saw the world. Ms. Fair relocated to Nashville, TN and continued her teaching career. She received a Master's degree from the University of Northern Colorado. Ms. Fair taught for 22 years prior to going into administration. Being a principal for 16 years gave her an expanded perspective of the world of education.

Mrs. Joan Howard

Mrs. Joan Howard
joan-howard@comcast.net

Joan Howard is currently serving as a Master Clinician and Nationally calibrated Teacher Performance Assessment scorer for Tennessee State University.  Joan graduated from Cal State University Fullerton with a degree in  Physical Education, and  M.S. in Educational Administration/Supervision.  Joan has worked for the past thirty years as a teacher, middle school  assistant principal and K-12 principal. As a middle school assistant principal, she represented her staff for the Distinguished School award, created a student leadership, parent and community outreach program, implemented the ELL program, conducted new teacher training, mentored teachers for the Language Arts Standards proficiency, and conducted articulation workshop with elementary feeder schools.

Novella Page

Mrs. Novella Page
novellampage@gmail.com

Novella McCline Page is a native of Nashville, Tennessee. Her advocacy and support for children and youth has been very evident in her service to the Metro Public School System.  She has taught at the elementary level; served as Home/School Coordinator for Primary School, Project Follow Through; and  was a Guidance Counselor for middle- and high-school students.  She earned her Master of Education degree and her certification as a High School Counselor from Tennessee State University and George Peabody College. Although she retired in 1996, Page came out of retirement to serve as the Guidance Counselor at Antioch High School in Metro Nashville public School system. 






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