Office of PK12 Schools and Educational Programs Research Committee (OPK12-research committee)
The Alexander D. Henderson University School and FAU High School are developmental research schools. As a part of the schools’ missions, we endeavor to conduct and support educational and developmental research within our school systems. Through these research initiatives, we improve education for our own diverse student population as well as those at educational institutions across the country. This unique mission is what makes us an exemplary model for PK-12 programs across the nation.
The Office of Pre-K-12 Schools and Educational Programs Research Committee is a collaborative group that oversees research in and with our schools and educational programs. We invite you to read more about our mission and members below. Please contact us with any questions, comments, or to initiate a project.
Alexander D. Henderson University School/FAU High School has a threefold mission of (1) being a demonstration site for teacher education; (2) developing curricula; (3) conducting research (F.S. 228.053). In regard to the school’s mission to “conduct research”, the Office of PK12 Schools and Educational Programs Research Committee aims to support research conducted by FAU and other universities, the public schools, the private sector, as well as school-wide action research projects by approving and facilitating collaboration with our schools while ensuring projects are conducted safely, successfully, and to the benefit of our students’ education, faculty, university, and the broader community.
We are an Office of PK12 Schools and Educational Programs committee comprised of school/organization administrators, faculty, and FAU College of Education faculty. We facilitate research collaborations with the PK12 Schools and Educational Programs, including A.D. Henderson University School, FAU High School, Karen Slattery Educational Research Center for Child Development, Pine Jog Environmental Education Center, and Palm Pointe Educational Research School at Tradition.
What we do:
- Establish collaborations with FAU (and other) researchers to study our programs, schools, and students
- Review collaboration requests to assess fit based on our mission and ensure that university and school research protocols are in place where appropriate
- Ensure that the research and findings are disseminated both to our school and to the broader discipline
Joel Herbst - Superintendent of Schools/Assistant Dean for the Office of PK-12 Schools and Educational Programs
Sherry Bees - Principal/Director, A.D. Henderson University School/FAU High School
Gracie Diaz - Director, Programs & Policy Development, Florida Atlantic Univ.Schools
Tricia Meredith - Committee Chair; Assistant Research Professor, College of Education
Maria Vasquez - Associate Professor, Educational Leadership and Research Methodology, College of Education
Andres Ramirez - Assistant Professor, Curriculum, Culture, and Educational Inquiry, College of Education
Ellen Chance - Social Emotional School Counselor
Michelle Vaughan - Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor, Curriculum, Culture, and Educational Inquiry, College of Education
Lydia Bartram - Director, Karen Slattery Educational Research Center for Child Development
Ray Coleman - Executive Director, Pine Jog Environmental Education Center
Kathleen Perez - Principal, Palm Pointe Educational Research School at Tradition
Melanie Larsen - Palm Pointe Educational Research School at Tradition