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Warner faculty recognized by Board of Trustees

Warner Faculty Recognized by Board of Trustees
Lammers, St. George promoted to associate professors

Two faculty members have been honored for their outstanding achievements and services to the Warner School and University of Rochester. The University of Rochester’s Board of Trustees voted to promote Jayne C. Lammers to tenured associate professor and Carol Anne St. George to clinical associate professor. The new status for these faculty members will be effective July 1, 2017.

Dean of the Warner School Raffaella Borasi says that both teaching and curriculum professors bring enthusiasm and contributions to further the Warner School’s mission of preparing educators who can make a difference and who can become leaders and agents of change. “We hope the entire university community will join us in recognizing these faculty members who uphold the university’s ideals through research, teaching, and service,” Borasi says.  

The two promoted professors have made several contributions to initiatives and programs at the Warner School.

Jayne Lammers joined the Warner School in 2011, teaching in the English teacher preparation and doctoral programs. She completed graduate degrees in curriculum and instruction and reading education, and previously taught English/language arts/reading to secondary school and college students.

Her research interests include adolescent literacy learning, especially in online contexts. At Warner, she has been working to help English teacher candidates shape literacy classrooms into vibrant, student-centered learning spaces where online/offline and in-school/out-of-school boundaries get blurred and students are designing literacies that prepare them for 21st-century futures. Since coming to Warner, Lammers has taken a leadership role in school-wide efforts to create online course offerings for Warner students, to create programs to prepare high-quality online instructors, and to prepare classroom teachers and school leaders who can engage in digitally-rich teaching practices. She has led efforts to put together a series of events on this topic that are open to faculty and staff across the university.  

Lammers was also recently presented with the University of Rochester’s 2017 G. Graydon ’58 and Jane W. Curtis Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Non-tenured Member of the Faculty.

Carol St. George received a doctorate in teaching and curriculum from the Warner School, where she currently directs the literacy teacher education program and teaches courses in teaching and curriculum related to theory and practice for reading professionals. A veteran educator, St. George brings extensive experience as a teacher, ranging from preschool to graduate school. Her research examines how teachers can more effectively collaborate with families to support student literacy and learning.

In addition to her academic role at Warner, St. George has led efforts to help children read and write better and ultimately improve their school success. In partnership with John James Audubon School 33, she has been working with Warner graduate students, who are training to become reading specialists, and School 33 teachers to offer a comprehensive literacy program for at-risk elementary students. The program, called Project READ, is funded by the Konar Family Foundation and connects instruction to real-life literacy and opportunities in the real world. Through Project READ, the team of educators and Warner interns provide direct-targeted tutoring services, in-class support and modeling of best practices for teachers, literacy professional development for teachers, and family literacy activities.