Aubrey Scheopner Torres

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Education

Ph.D., in Curriculum & Instruction, Boston College, Lynch School of Education, Chestnut Hill, MA
M.A., Seattle University, College of Education, Seattle, WA
B.A., in Humanities; Concentration: English and Communication, Seattle University, Matteo Ricci College, Seattle, WA

  • Research Interests
    • Competency-based learning, Competency education
    • Catholic K-12 schools
    • Teacher retention
    • Teacher preparation
    • Race and ethnicity in education 
  • Professional Experience
    • Research Consultant, Education Development Center, Inc.
    • Senior Research Associate, Education Development Center, Inc. 
    • Managing Editor, Catholic Education Journal peer-reviewed publication
    • Survey Development & Analysis Consultant, Christian Brothers District of Eastern North America
    • Second Grade Teacher, Our Lady of Guadalupe School, Seattle, WA
  • Selected Creative and Scholarly Work
    • Scheopner Torres, A., Breatt, J., Cox, J., & Greller, S. (2018). Compentency education implementation: Examining the influence of contextual forces in three New Hampshire secondary schools. AERA Open, 4(2), 1-13
    • Demers, K., & Scheopner Torres, A.(in press). Aren't I great: The tale of a self-presumed heroic Becky. In C.E. Matias (ed.) Surviving Becky(s): Pedagogies of Whiteness and Gender
    • Viesca, K. M., Scheopner Torres, A., Barnatt, J., & Piazza, P., (2013). When claiming to teach for social justice is not enough: Majoritarian stories of race, difference, and meritocracy. Berkeley Review of Education, 4(1), 97-122
    • Scheopner Torres, A., (2012). "Hello, goodbye": Exploring the phenomenon of leaving teaching early. Journal of Educational Change, 13(1), 261-277
    • Scheopner Torres, A., (2010). Irreconcilable differences: Teacher attrition in public and Catholic schools. Educational Research Review, 5(3), 261-177
    • Scheopner Torres, A., Breatt, J., & Cox. (2015). Competency-based learning: Definitions, policies, and factors related to implementation. Waltham, MA: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands at teh Education Development Center. Retrieved from http://www.relnei.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/4.1.5.3-NCCRA-CBL.pdf
    • Walters, K., Smith, T., Leinwand, S., Ford, J., & Scheopner Torres, A., (2015). Quality online resources and supports for teaching the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Waltham, MA: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Services, National Center for Education Evaluations and Regional Assistance, Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands at teh Education Development Center. Retrieved from http://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED557590
  • Courses Recently Taught
    • ED220: Children's Literature
    • ED240: Principles of Teaching & Learning
    • ED340: Curriculum & Assessment in Teaching
    • ED351: NHTCAP Seminar
    • ED350/TH399: Catholic Schools in Today's Society (co-taught)
    • ED375: Literacy Methods
    • ED432: Supervision of Student Teaching
    • HU103 & HU104: Conversatio I & II
  • Professional Memberships
    • American Educational Research Association, 2004-present
    • American Evaluation Association, 2012-present
    • International Literacy Association, 2017-present
    • Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013-2015