St. Bonaventure University

Faculty Emeriti


Professors from all schools in the university who have been bestowed the title of "emeritus" upon retirement from full-time teaching.

The title of professor emeritus is an honorary designation that may be awarded to recognize those who have retired with the earned rank of associate professor or professor after at least 10 years of full-time service to the university and their field of knowledge meritoriously. While no longer full-time faculty members, some continue to teach on occasion as adjunct instructors.

Cashing, Elizabeth

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ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT
Adolescence Education
ACADEMIC SCHOOL
School of Education

TITLES/RESPONSIBILITIES
Adjunct Instructor, Adolescence Education
Student Teacher Supervisor
CONTACT
OFFICE
Plassmann Hall, B52
COURSES TAUGHT
  • EDUC 201. Introduction to Education 
  • EDUC 523. Designing and Delivering Instruction 
  • EDUC 524. Methods and Models for Special Subjects 
  • EDUC 526. Managing Instruction and Behavior 
  • READ 560. Literacy in the Content Area 
  • EDUC 588. Secondary Student Teaching: Grades 7-12 
ACADEMIC DEGREES
  • M.A., Spanish, The Pennsylvania State University
  • B.A., Spanish (Secondary 7–12), State University of New York at Oswego
OTHER EDUCATION
PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Full-time lecturer in the School of Education, St. Bonaventure University, 2005-2018. Betsy retired from full-time teaching in December 2018, duty but continues to serves as an adjunct instructor in undergraduate and graduate Adolescence Education programs.

Middle School Spanish Teacher:

  • Olean Middle School, Olean, NY, 1985-2005
  • Jamesville-DeWitt Central Schools, Jamesville, NY, 1969-1979

Following a 30 year teaching career in New York state public middle schools, this adventure at St. Bonaventure University has given me a chance to give back to the communities that provided support to our family

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
  • Effective middle schools programming and implementation
  • Staff Development workshops:
    • middle level instruction and effective strategies
    • team development
    • L.O.T.E. strategies and instruction
    • Peer mentoring
TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

We are each on a journey. We seek – we discover – we adapt – we adopt. Along the way, we learn – sometimes who we are, usually more about who we’re going to be.

As a teacher, I have the privilege of sharing my journey with the youth of today who will make a difference tomorrow. My philosophical outlook in education remains flexible to accommodate change. However my energy at all times is focused on the children and young adults with whom I interact. Each one needs to be considered developmentally, intellectually, emotionally, and physically, and then encouraged to grow in an atmosphere of respect and appropriate challenge.

I believe that every person is capable of learning and one of my tasks is to differentiate instruction to address individual needs. Education should be a creative endeavor that guides minds to explore, problem solve, and grow. Maintaining a constant awareness of multicultural opportunities for myself and for those with whom I work is important to me. I encourage an environment that promotes openness and tolerance, hoping to strengthen lifelong interpersonal skills and the ability to function effectively in “community” with others.

Education occurs IN the world, not apart from it. Communication with other professionals, parents, community agencies and student interest groups is critical to progress. Each person needs to feel a part of his or her surroundings, and that is nurtured by activities that promote participation – locally and globally. We are each on a journey. My students guide my journey – what an awesome delight.

CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS/PROJECTS
  • Brain compatible learning
  • Differentiated instruction
  • L.O.T.E. strategies and instruction
  • Look Global – Act Local
PERSONAL INTERESTS/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Memberships/Involvement 

  • First Presbyterian Church: member, Board of Elders
  • Southern Tier Symphony: member, Board of Directors
  • Chamber Music Society of Olean: member, Board of Directors
  • Olean Theatre Workshop: member, Board of Sponsors
  • Olean Middle School Orchestra: accompanist
  • Olean City Schools: interpreter

Hobbies/Activities  

  • Skiing
  • National and international travel
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