Rebecca Shore

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Educational Leadership
Associate Professor and Program Coordinator Curriculum & Supervision Concentration (EDD Program)
COED 269
704-687-8867 ext. 4

Dr. Rebecca Shore is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership.  She teaches in the Master of School Administration program, the Aspiring High School Principal program and the Doctorate in Educational Leadership program.  She is coordinator of the Curriculum & Supervision strand of the Ed.D. Prior to coming to UNCC, Dr. Shore worked in schools for 28 years in California, Louisiana, and North Carolina; 13 years of teaching and 15 years in administration.  She taught as an adjunct professor while working in schools for 12 years at Wake Forest University, UNC Greensboro, and the University of California at Irvine.  Dr. Shore served as principal of Los Alamitos High School, a three-time California Distinguished School and three-time National Blue Ribbon School in southern California, and in a variety of administrative roles in the Huntington Beach Union High School District.  Through most of her school teaching experience, she was a high school choral director. Her doctoral degree in Educational Administration and Policy is from the University of Southern California and her dissertation title was New Professional Opportunities for Teachers in the California Charter Schools. 

Dr. Shore is the author of five books and the producer of two educational CD series.  Her latest book, Developing Young Minds from Conception to Kindergarten was awarded the top ranking of “Essential” by the Association of Research Colleges & Universities in 2016.  She was named the Higher Education Arts Educator of the Year for 2015-2016 by the North Carolina Art Educators Association.  Her research interests include leadership in early childhood education, charter school leadership, arts in education, and incorporating the science of learning into educational environments. 

National References to Scholarship - The Association of College and Research Libraries selected Developing Young Minds to review for 2016 and ranked the book in the top category, “Essential” for college and research libraries. - In the August 2011 issue of Preschool Matters, published by the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER), Steven Barnett and Ellen Frede referenced the Elementary Principle Pre-K study conducted with co-investigators Rich Lambert and Pamela Shue.  This study investigated readiness and confidence levels of North Carolina principals with PK classes placed on their campuses. – Interviewed and quoted in the July 2010 issue of District Administration:  Solutions for School District Management regarding early childhood licensing in North Carolina. - First book, Baby Teacher:  Nurturing Neural Networks from Birth to Age Five was reviewed by Heather Taylor in NHSA Dialog: A Research-to-Practice Journal for the Early Childhood Field, Volume 14, Issue 1, 2011.

International References to Research  - Professional Development:  A Personal Journey, published in NHSA Dialog:  The Research-to-Practice Journal for the Early Childhood Field was selected for inclusion in Psychology Press, an online publication that “represents the best in Psychology research” and “is viewed almost 40,000 times each month.”  The article was selected in June 2013 and published in July 2013. - In the June 10, 2013 issue of the Marshall Memo 489, Kim Marshall included a summary for readers of the science vocabulary study conducted in collaboration with Paula Goolkasian and Jenna Ray. The Marshall Memo is made up of summaries of 5 – 10 articles selected from 64 different journals each week and distributed worldwide. Too Close for (Brain) Comfort from the Middle School Journal was the article selected.

Research Interests: 
Research interests include leadership in early childhood education, school leadership, arts in education, and incorporating the science of learning into educational environments.

Ed.D. - 1996 University of Southern California        Administration & Policy
M.A. - 1990    California State University, Northridge    Educational Administration
B.M.E. - 1980    Louisiana State University            Vocal Music Education    
              1977    University of California, Berkeley        Music Major
              1975    University of California, Davis                Music Major

2015-2016      Board of Directors, Child Care Resources, Inc., Charlotte, NC
                         Chair, Early Head Start Board Subcommittee
                         Member, Strategic Planning Committee                           
2014-2015      Board of Directors, Child Care Resources, Inc., Charlotte, NC 
                                Little Wonders Auction Planning Subcommittee
                                Early Head Start Grant Liaison to Parent Policy Council 
2012-2015    Member, Socrates Academy Charter School, Board of Directors
                Chair of Principal/Assistant Principal/Business Manager Search Committees 
                                Co-Chair Curriculum Committee              
                                Co-Chair High School Study Committee
                       Chair Community School of the Arts Development Committee
                       Co-Chair, School Leader Evaluation/Bonus Criteria Sub-Committee
2015-Present   St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church Choir Member
2015, 16, 17    Ardrey Kell High School Varsity Men’s Tennis Team Mom
2014        Ardrey Kell High School Varsity Men’s Tennis Co- Team Mom
2013            Commencement Speaker, Socrates Academy Charter School.
2012-2013    Invited Member, Charlotte/Mecklenburg Schools Strategic Plan Task Force for Talent Development
2010-2012    Member, Ardrey Kell School Leadership Team
2011                Member, Ardrey Kell PTSO Scholarship Selection Committee.
2010        Member, Ardrey Kell High Teaching Fellows Selection Committee.
2009-2010    Member, Ardrey Kell School Leadership Team, Harrison Peters, Principal.
2009-2011    Member, Siskey Family YMCA Parent Advisory Board, Matthews, NC.
2010-2011    Committee Member, Glimmers of Hope II, Levine Children’s Hospital. Raised $50,000 for endowed fund for children’s cancer research.
2009-2010    Committee Member, Glimmers of Hope, Levine Children’s Hospital, Raised $35,000 for children’s cancer research.
2008-2010    Recognized Volunteer, Polo Ridge Elementary School, CMS.
2008-2009    Facilitated 8 CMS teachers’ attendance at Dr. Roger Taylor’s full-day workshop on Integrating Curriculum held at Forsyth Country Day School. Lewisville, NC.
2008-Present    Multiple community volunteer roles, chaperoned field trips, chaperoned school musical festivals, timer for swim meets, Team Mom for multiple sports teams, etc.
2003-2007    Multiple keynote addresses statewide for Smart Start of North Carolina Staff Appreciation Banquets.
2002-2003    President, Board of Directors, Smart Start, Forsyth County Partnership for Children, Winston Salem, NC. 
2001-2002    Board of Directors, Smart Start, Forsyth County Partnership for Children, Winston Salem, NC.