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Schrems, Tracy W.

Tracy Schrems, St. Bonaventure University

ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT
Adolescence Education
ACADEMIC SCHOOL
School of Education

TITLES/RESPONSIBILITIES
Assistant Professor, Adolescence Education
CONTACT
Office phone: (716) 375-7603
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OFFICE
Plassmann Hall B50
COURSES TAUGHT
  • EDUC 101. Social Foundations of American Education: A Current Issues Approach
  • SPED 460. Communication/Collaboration Skills Educators  
  • EDUC 353-55. Historical/Philosophical Foundations of Curriculum
  • EDUC 354. Problems of Literacy in Secondary Schools
  • ENG 101. Writing I
  • ENG 102. Writing II
  • ENG 213. Popular Literature
  • ENG 230. Public Speaking
  • ENG 250. Advanced Oral and Written Communication
ACADEMIC DEGREES
  • Ph.D., English Education with a specialty in film pedagogy and developmental writing, University at Buffalo — North Campus
  • M.A., English, St. Bonaventure University
  • B.A., English, Mercyhurst College
    Secondary Education Certification (7-12)
OTHER EDUCATION
PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
  • Assistant Professor: Adolescence Education Department, School of Education, St. Bonaventure University;
  • Lecturer: English Department, School of Arts and Sciences, St. Bonaventure University;
  • English Department, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford;
  • Educational Publishing, Sisa-Yon-Go-Sa, Kangnam-Gu, Seoul South Korea;
  • English Instructor, YBM Sisa: Taechi-Dong, Seoul, South Korea
ACCOMPLISHMENTS
  • Professional Excellence in Teaching, Adjunct Award, 2005
  • Fr. Joe Doino Award: Adviser of the Year, 2015
  • D3 Women's Rugby NSCRO Coach of the Year
  • Explorer and Discovery Series, ESL Textbooks and Workbooks: YBM Sisa Yon Go Sa, Seoul, South Korea.
  • NYSEA Spring 2007 Conference presenter, Tarrytown, N.Y.
  • CEA Spring 2007 Conference presenter, New Orleans, La.
  • Midwest PCA Conference presenter, Kansas City, Mo.
TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
Who we are and where we came from have as much to do with how we learn as what we learn. Learning is a lifelong journey filled with good and bad experiences but should always have elements of fun and excitement along the way. No one is more important than a student, seated in a class, waiting for knowledge.
CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS/PROJECTS
  • Use of Superhero Films as pedagogy in composition classrooms.
  • Ringmaster: A Story of Raising a Special Needs Child and the Circus that engulfs me.
  • Pedagogical strategies involving Mary Shelley’s "Frankenstein" and Marvel Comics’ "The X-MEN" (films and graphic novels).
  • Pedagogical strategies in education of children with disabilities using Franklin Delano Roosevelt and "The X-MEN" comic book series.
  • Martine Grant for Certification in Teaching English as a Second Language.
  • Co-Editing a Universitywide journal for student publications (graduate and undergraduate)
  • Women’s Rugby Advisor
  • Academic Honesty Board
  • University Judicial Board
  • Academic Progress Committee for Athletics
  • Faculty Senator, School of Arts and Sciences
  • Student Life Committee member
PERSONAL INTERESTS/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
  • #No Casualties: an on-campus activist group created to educate and combat casual racism and discrimination;
  • Faculty senator and chairperson of the Curriculum Committee;
  • Ocean preservation and coral reef rescue;
  • NYS advocate for Parents with Special Needs Children;
  • Major SBU men's and women's rugby fan!
  • SCUBA Diving (Certified NAUI SCUBA Diver)
  • Swimming lessons instructor for Greater Niagara Frontier Council Boy Scouts of America
  • Disabilities trainer for GNFC Boy Scout summer camp staffs
  • Parent representative for Committee on Special Education, Attica Central School District;
  • Duke Center United Methodist Church member
  • Skiing
  • Playing piano
ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
Happily married to David A. Schrems, a volunteer fireman and welding instructor at Albion Women's Prison, NYS Dept. of Corrections; mother to Cody J. Schrems, a special needs child who is currently 18 years past his prognosis and a medical miracle, according to his medical team.
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