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Amanda Sanford, Ph.D.

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

AMANDA K. SANFORD

October, 2008

 

Education

 

Ph.D.                                  2006           School Psychology              University of Oregon

M.A.                                   2005            Special Education               University of Oregon

B.S.                                    2001                 Psychology                  University of Oregon

 

Employment

 

 

Assistant Professor                             Portland State University                                                   2007-

                                                                Special Education Department                                           present

                                                                Portland, OR

 

Consultant                                            Oregon Reading First                                                          2007-

                                                                Center on Teaching and Learning                                     2008

University of Oregon                                                         

                                                                Eugene, OR

 

Regional Coordinator                          Oregon Reading First                                                          2006-                                                                                       Center on Teaching and Learning                                     2007

                                                                University of Oregon                                                         

                                                                Eugene, OR

 

Literacy Support Teacher                   Springfield Public School District                                     2005-

                                                                Springfield, OR                                                                     2007

 

Trainer                                                   Oregon Reading First                                                          2005

Center on Teaching and Learning                                    

                                                                University of Oregon

                                                                Eugene, OR

 

Graduate Teaching Fellow                  University of Oregon                                                          2003-

Test, Measurement & Statistics        Eugene, OR                                                                           2004

 

Research Assistant                             Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills          2003-

(DIBELS) and Indicadores Dinámicos del Éxito              2005

En la Lectura (IDEL) research team

University of Oregon                                                         

                                                                Eugene, OR                                                                            

 

Research Assistant                             Center for Improving Reading Competence                    2002-

Using Intensive Treatments School-wide                        2003

(CIRCUITS)

University of Oregon                                                         

                                                                Eugene, OR                                                                            

 

Project Coordinator                             Gene-Environment Research Laboratory                         2000-

                                                                Eugene, OR                                                                           2003

 

Instructional Assistant                       Social Learning Classroom                                 2001-

Communication Disorders                  Stafford Elementary                                                             2002

                                                                West Linn, OR                                                     

Dissertation

 

Sanford, A. K. (2007) The effects of function-based literacy instruction on problem behavior and reading

growth. (Doctoral dissertation, University of Oregon, 2006) Dissertation Abstracts International,

68, 469.

 

 

Refereed Publications and Other Creative Achievements

 

Peer-reviewed Articles

 

McIntosh, K., Herman, K., Sanford, A. McGraw, K., & Florence, K. (2004). Teaching transitions:

Techniques for promoting success between your lessons, Teaching Exceptional Children 37(1). pp. 32-38.

 

 

Non-Refereed Publications and Other Creative Achievements

 

Baker, D. L., Good, R. H., Castro, Olivo, S. C., & Sanford, A. K., (2006) Fluidez en el Uso de las Palabras IDEL.  In D. L. Baker, R. H. Good, N. Knutson, & J. M. Watson (Eds.), Indicadores Dinámicos del Éxito en la Lectura (7a ed.). Eugene, OR: Dynamic Measurement Group.  Available: http://dibels.uoregon.edu/

 

Plasencia-Peinado, J., Baker, D., Rogers, F., & Sanford, A. (2006). Guías para la Instrucción Explícita de las Destrezas Iniciales en la Lectura.  Templates for Explicit Instruction in Early Reading Skills. Institute for the Development for Educational Achievement Available: http://oregonreadingfirst.uoregon.edu/downloads/instruction/ells/tarjeta...

 

 

Presentations at Professional Meetings

 

Invited Presentations

 

Sanford, A. & Thomas-Beck, C. (June, 2008) Closing the Achievement Gap by Accelerating Pacing in Reading Interventions: Presented at the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators (COSA) Conference, Seaside, OR

 

Sanford, A. & Putnam D. (June, 2008) Progress Monitoring: Presented at the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators (COSA) Conference, Seaside, OR

 

Sanford, A. & Carrizales, D. (May, 2008) Using Data to Inform Instruction in Effective and Efficient Systems Presented at the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators (COSA) Special Education Administrators Conference

 

Sanford, A. (March, 2008) Progress Monitoring: Presented at Newburg School District Office to Newberg School Administrators and School Psychologists.

 

Sanford, A. & Putnam D. (January, 2008) Progress Monitoring: Presented at the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators (COSA) Special Education Administrators Conference

 

 

 

Peer Reviewed Presentations

 

Sanford, A., Florence, K., & Joseph, V. Best Practices in the Identification of Children with Learning Disabilities.  Presented at the National Association for School Psychologists.  Boston, MA (February, 2009)

 

Sanford, A. & Ingram, K. (October, 2008) Comprehensive Evaluation of Specific Learning Disabilities: Legal Prerequisites and Best Practices: Presented at the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators (COSA) Conference, Eugene, OR

 

Sanford, A. & Thomas-Beck, C. (October, 2008) Closing the Achievement Gap by Accelerating Pacing in Reading Interventions: Presented at the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators (COSA) Conference, Eugene, OR

 

Sanford, A. & Putnam D. (October, 2008) Progress Monitoring: Presented at the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators (COSA) Conference, Eugene, OR

 

Sanford, A. & Thomas-Beck, C. Closing the Achievement Gap by Accelerating Pacing in Reading Interventions - Linking RTI and PBS. Presented at the Oregon Positive Behavior Supports Conference.  Eugene, OR (March, 2008).

 

Sanford, A. & Preciado, J. Integrating Academic Interventions and Positive Behavior Supports to Prevent Problem Behavior and Reading Difficulties. Presented at the Oregon Positive Behavior Supports Conference. Eugene, OR (March, 2008)

 

Sanford, A. & Preciado, J. Using DIBELS and IDEL to Bridge Academic Supports and PBS. Presented at the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) Summit. Albuquerque, NM (March, 2008)

 

Sanford, A., Baker, D., & Castro-Olivo, S. Indicadores Dinámicos del Éxito en la Lectura: Spanish-language Literacy Assessments Presented at the National Association for School Psychologists Annual Convention. New Orleans, LA (February, 2008)

 

Flindt, N. & Sanford, A. Documenting Effective Reading Instruction. Presented at the National Association for School Psychologists Annual Convention. New York, NY (March, 2007)

 

Sanford, A. Gerard, V, Potter, J., & Cummings, K. (2006) CSI Anaheim: Solving the Reading

Instruction Puzzle Using DIBELS Symposium at the National Association of School

Psychology Conference, Anaheim, CA.

 

Sanford, A., & Good, R. H. (2006) Outcomes-Driven Diagnostic Assessment: Using DIBELS as a

Diagnostic Assessment Tool. Poster presentation at the DIBELS Summit, Albuquerque, New Mexico 

 

Castro-Olivo, S., Sanford, A, Rogers, F., & Bahnsen, P. (2006) Less-Biased Assessment Tools:

Working with English-Language Learners. Context Matters. Two-hour miniskills Workshop at the National Association of School Psychology Conference, Anaheim, CA.

 

Potter, J., Flindt, N., Florence, K., & Sanford, A. (2006) Got DIBELS? Get Progress

Monitoring... Does a Student Body Good. Two-hour miniskills Workshop at the National

Association of School Psychology Conference, Anaheim, CA.

 

Sanford, A., Braun-Monegan, J., Gerard, V. & Florence, K. (2005).  The House that DIBELS

Built: Organizing a DIBELS Benchmark Assessment.  Presentation for the National

Association of School Psychologists Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Castro-Olivo, S. & Sanford, A (2004) Understanding & Applying the Law to Benefit English

Language Learners. Two-hour miniskills Workshop at the National Association of

School Psychology Conference, Dallas, TX.

 

Sanford, A. & Gerard, V. (2004) Linking Assessment to Intervention for English Language Learners: Special Considerations. Two-hour miniskills workshop presented at the National Association for School Psychology Conference, Dallas, TX.

 

Sanford, A., Gerard, V. & Florence, K. (2004).  Early Literacy Skills Assessment for Spanish-

Speaking Students. Poster presentation for American Psychological Association

National Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii.

 

Sanford, A., Mercier, J., Castro-Olivo, S, Watson, J., & Good, R. (2004). Prevention of Reading

Difficulties with English Language Learners. Symposium Presentation for the National

Association for School Psychology Conference, Dallas, TX.

 

Orton, K, Putnam, L, Nakayama, N., Chaparro, E, Sanford, A., & Flindt, N. (2003). Leave No Child Behind: DIBELS Assessment to Support Reading Health. Two-day workshop at the National Direct Instruction Conference and Institutes, Eugene, Oregon.

 

 

Non-peer Reviewed Presentations

 

Sanford, A., & Florence, K. (2003). Early Disability Detection: Signs & Symptoms, Poster presentation, University of Oregon College of Education Poster Session.

 

Sanford, A. (2002). Categorical Classification for Special Education. Presentation for School

Psychology Principals and Practices course, Eugene, Oregon.

 

 

Honors, Grants, and Fellowships

 

Proposals Funded: Research and Travel

 

Recipient (February, 2008).   Office of Research and Sponsored Projects Travel Fund: National Association

for School Psychologists Conference Travel, $600.

 

Wes Becker Dissertation Research Award, University of Oregon, 2006

 

Dynamic Measurement Group Dissertation Research Award, University of Oregon, 2006

 

Helena DeGnath Wessala Scholarship, University of Oregon 2005

 

DIBELS/IDEL Scholarship Travel Award, 2004, 2005, 2006

 

Project INTEGRATE Leadership Training Grant, University of Oregon, 2004-2006

 

American Psychological Association Travel Award, 2004

 

DIBELS/IDEL Training Grant: Training for Trainers, 2004

 

ADHD Training Grant, University of Oregon School Psychology program, 2002-2003

 

Grant Proposals Not Funded: Research and Travel

 

Office of Research and Sponsored Projects, Portland State University Travel Fund: Dynamic Indicators of

Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) Summit Conference Travel (January, 2008)

 

Borgmeier, C., Sanford, A., & Fairbanks, S. (March, 2008) Development and Validation of a Self

Assessment Tool for Classroom Instruction and Management  Letter of Inquiry  submitted to the William T. Grant and Spencer Foundation: $500,000.00.

 

Grant Proposals Under Review: Research and Travel

 

Sanford, A. (October, 29, 2008). Predictive Validity of Oral Reading Fluency Performance and Rate of

Growth on High Stakes Outcomes Measures for Students in Special Education: Grant submitted to Portland State University: Provost's Faculty Development Fund.

 

Borgmeier, C., & Sanford A. (October, 2, 2008). Development of School Wide Systems Supporting

Evidence-Based Classroom Practices: Grant submitted to Institute for Educational Science.

 

 

Other Teaching, Mentoring and Curricular Achievements

 

Courses Taught

Fall 2008

                ED 510 Data Driven Decision Making (3 credits, 15 students)

                ED 510 Data Driven Decision Making - Sherwood School District (3 credits, 26 students)

 

Summer 2008

                ED 511 K-12 Language Arts and Literacy (3 credits, 21 students)

                SPED 526 Methods I: Elementary Literacy (3 credits, 28 students)

 

Spring 2008

                SPED 564 Learning Disabilities (3 credits; 9 students)

                SPED 509 Student Teaching Supervision (2 credits, 4 students)

 

Winter 2008

                ED 510 Classroom-Based Assessment (2 credits; 15 students)

                ED 510 Methods of Teaching Literacy (3 credits; 25 students)

                SPED 509 Academic Practicum Seminar (1 credit; 22 students)

 

Fall 2007

                SPED 512 Diagnostic Assessment (3 credits; 23 students)

                ED 510 Methods of Teaching Literacy I (3 credits; 15 students)

                SPED 509 Practicum Student Teaching Observation (1 credit)

 

Courses Developed - Portland State University

 

Fall 2008

ED 510 Data Driven Decision Making (3 credits)

 

Courses Revised - Portland State University

 

Summer 2008

                ED 511 K-12 Language Arts (3 credits)

                SPED 526 Methods of Teaching Literacy I (3 credits)

 

Spring 2008

                SPED 564 Learning Disabilities (3 credits; 9 students)

 

Winter 2008

                ED 510 Methods of Teaching Literacy (3 credits; 25 students)

 

Fall 2007

                SPED 512 Diagnostic Assessment (3 credits; 23 students)

                ED 510 Methods of Teaching Literacy I (3 credits; 15 students)

 

 

Additional Teaching - University of Oregon

Spring, 2006

                SPSY 607 Seminar on English Language Learners - developed and taught course (2 credits,

approximately 10 students)               

 

Spring, 2004

                SPSY 619 Statistics in Education II - Co-taught (4 credits, approximately 25 students)

 

Winter, 2004

                SPSY 618 Statistics in Education I - taught (4 credits, approximately 25 students)

 

Fall, 2003

                SPSY 617 Tests and Measurement in Education - graduate teaching assistant (3 credits,

approximately 50 students)

 

 

Classroom Presentations/Guest Lectures

 

Sanford, A. (Fall, 2008). Curriculum Based Measurement and Progress Monitoring.  Presented

in Lee Ann Sharman's Special Education Assessment course, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR.

 

Sanford, A. (Fall, 2008). Response to Intervention with Secondary Math and Science Students.  Presented

in Kristen Clark's Survey of Exceptional Learner course, Portland State University, OR.

 

Sanford, A. (Summer, 2008). Phonemic Awareness and Phonics Instruction.  Presented in Tiffany Jones's

Secondary Literacy Methods I course, Portland State University, OR.

 

Sanford, A. (Summer, 2008). Research Foundations of Early Literacy Assessment.  Presented in Chris

Borgmeier's Classroom Assessment course, Portland State University, OR.

 

Sanford, A. (Summer, 2008). Nonsense Word Fluency and Oral Reading Fluency.  Presented in Chris

Borgmeier's Classroom Assessment course, Portland State University, OR.

 

Sanford, A. (Spring, 2008). Good instruction as a behavior management tool.  Presented in Shawn

Fletcher's Behavior and Classroom Management course, Portland State University, OR.

 

Sanford, A. (Spring, 2008). Phonemic Awareness and Phonics Instruction.  Presented

in David Allen's Early Intervention Literacy Methods course, Portland State University, OR.

 

Sanford, A. (Winter, 2008). Phonemic Awareness and Phonics Instruction.  Presented in Tiffany Jones's

Literacy Methods course, Portland State University, OR.

 

Sanford, A. (Winter, 2008). Progress Monitoring.  Presented in Christine Downs's Classroom-based

Assessment course, Portland State University, OR.

 

Sanford, A. (Winter, 2008). Progress Monitoring.  Presented in Jeanette Morale's Classroom-based

Assessment course, Portland State University, OR.

 

Sanford, A. (Fall, 2008). Good instruction as a behavior management tool.  Presented in Chris Borgmeier's

Behavior and Classroom Management course, Portland State University, OR.

 

 

Other Community Outreach Achievements

 

Sanford, A. (October, 2008) Schoolwide Reading Model and Response to Intervention:

presentation for Oregon Department of Education Statewide Literacy Outreach, Bend, OR.

 

Sanford, A. (October, 2008) DIBELS Administration and Scoring: presentation for Oregon Department of

Education Statewide Literacy Outreach, Bend, OR.

 

Borgmeier, C. & Sanford, A. (October, 2008) Classroom Management for Effective Reading Instruction:

presentation for Oregon Reading First Coaches and First Grade Teachers, Tigard, OR.

 

Sanford, A. (October, 2008) Introduction and Overview of Progress Monitoring for K-12 Teachers:

presentation to Clatskanie School District teachers and administration, Clatskanie, OR.

 

Sanford, A. (August, 2008) Closing the Achievement Gap by Accelerating Pacing in Reading

Interventions: presentation to North Clackamas School District school and district administrators, Milwaukie, OR.

 

Sanford, A. (August, 2008) Data-Driven Decision Making for School Principals: Closing the Achievement

Gap by Accelerating Pacing in Reading Interventions: presentation to North Clackamas School District school and district administrators, Milwaukie, OR.

 

Sanford, A. (May, 2008) Patterns of Strength and Weakness: presentation to representatives of the Oregon

Department of Education Special Education branch. Salem, OR.

 

Sanford, A. (February, 2008) Advanced DIBELS Training: presentation for Oregon Department of

Education State Outreach. Eugene, OR.

 

Sanford, A., McClintock, L. (Fall, 2007) Enhancing Core Instruction: five-day professional development

sequence on improving core reading instruction. David Douglas School District, Portland, OR.

 

Sanford, A. (May, 2007) Response to Intervention: presentation to David Douglas School District

educators. Portland, OR.

 

Sanford, A. (January, 2007) Advanced DIBELS Training: presentation for Confederation of Oregon School

Administrators State Improvement Grant. Eugene, OR.

 

Sanford, A. (September, 2006) Schoolwide Model & Introduction to DIBELS Assessment: presentation for

Oregon Department of Education State Outreach. Portland, OR.

 

Sanford, A. (2005). Making Instruction More Powerful: Alterable Variables of Instruction: Two-

part training on improving instruction for students at risk for academic failure. 

Ridgeview Elementary School, Springfield, OR.

 

Chaparro, E., Sanford, A., & Castro-Olivo, S. (2004) Indicadores Dinámicos del Éxito en la

Lectura Training. Two-day training on the administration and scoring of a Spanish

literacy assessment. Eugene, OR.

 

Sanford, A. (2004) Instructional recommendations for Spanish and English Literacy Programs.  One-day training for Spanish and English literacy teachers.  Forest Grove School District, Forest Grove, OR.

 

Sanford, A. (2004).  Indicadores Dinámicos del Éxito en la Lectura Training. One-day training

on the administration and scoring of a Spanish literacy assessment. Forest Grove School

District, Forest Grove, OR.

 

Mercier, J. L., Chaparro, E., Sanford, A., Fierro, A., & Franco, M. (2003). Using DIBELS and

IDEL to Plan and Evaluate Instructional Support in Kindergarten. Two-day workshop

for teachers and administrators, Canutillo Independent School District, Canutillo, Texas.

 

Chaparro, E. & Sanford, A. (2003) Using DIBELS and IDEL to Plan and Evaluate Instructional

Support. Two-day workshop for teachers and administrators, Region Nineteen

Educational Service District, El Paso, TX.

 

Sanford, A., & Flindt, N. (2003). Using DIBELS in an Outcomes Driven Model. Two-day training for representatives of the Guam Education Department, Eugene, Oregon.

 

Sanford, A., & Florence, K. (2003.) Early Disability Detection, Workshop for students of Lane Community College, Eugene, Oregon.

 

 

Scholarly Works in Progress

Sanford, A., & Horner, R.  (in preparation).  The effects of function-based literacy instruction on behavior                     outcomes.  Anticipated completion:  Fall, 2008.

 

Sanford, A., Borgmeier, C., & Fairbanks, S. (in preparation). Applying Response to Intervention to Positive

Behavior Supports and Schoolwide Reading Programs. Anticipated completion: Winter, 2009

 

Sanford, A. & Baker, S. (in preparation). The Effects of Oregon Reading First Implementation on Students

Receiving Special Education Services.  Anticipated completion: January, 2009

 

 

Professional Development Activities (Limited to last 2 years)

 

National and International

 

Teaching Content to All: 5 day training on enhancing content instruction, Lawrence, KS (May, 2008)

 

Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) Summit, Albuquerque, NW (February, 2008)

 

National Association for School Psychologists Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA (February, 2008)

 

National Reading First Conference, St. Louis, MO (July, 2007)

 

State/Regional/Local

 

 

Response to Intervention for English Language Learners Conference, Gresham, OR (October, 2008)

 

Confederation of School Administrators: Fall Special Education Conference, Eugene, OR (October, 2008)

 

Positive Behavior Support and Effective Behavior and Instructional Support Systems: Coaches Conference,

Corvallis, OR (October 2008)

 

Positive Behavior Support and Effective Behavior and Instructional Support Systems: Leadership

Conference, Clackamas, OR (September 2008)

 

National Association for Direct Instruction, Annual Conference, Eugene, OR (July, 2007)

 

Enhancing Core Instruction: 12 day, training of trainers, Portland, OR (Winter, 2007)

 

National Association for Direct Instruction, Annual Conference, Eugene, OR (July, 2006)

 

Certificates

 

Certified DIBELS Training

 

Authorized Core Enhancement Trainer for Oregon

 

Governance and Other Professionally Related Service

Governance Activities for the University, College, Department

 

University: Portland State University

 

University Faculty Grievance Committee - 2008-2009

 

Graduate School of Education

 

Promotion and Tenure Alternate Representative - 2008-2009

 

Department of Special Education

 

Peer Observation pilot project - May, 2008 - July 2009

 

Founding Member - Behavior and Instructional Research Team, 2007- present

 

Curriculum Committee, 2007-present

 

Admissions interviews, 2008

 

New student orientation, 2008

 

Committees at University of Oregon

 

President: Association for School Psychology Students, University of Oregon, 2004-2005

Member: Association for School Psychology Students, University of Oregon, 2002-2006

 

Team Leader: DIBELS/IDEL Research Team, University of Oregon, 2005-2006

Team Member: DIBELS/IDEL Research Team, University of Oregon, 2002-2006

 

New Student Mentor, School Psychology Program, University of Oregon, 2003-2005

 

Professionally Related Service

 

Effective Behavior and Instructional Support Systems Advisory Committee, Oregon Department of

Education, 2007 - present

 

Response to Intervention Advisory, Oregon Department of Education, March, 2008 - present

 

Membership in State Organizations

 

Oregon Positive Behavior Support Network (member)

 

Memberships in Professional Societies

 

National Association of School Psychologists

Council for Exceptional Children

Association of Direct Instruction

International Dyslexia Association