Instructional Coach, Teacher, and school administrator in Bradenton, Florida
Bernadette G. Gordon, frequently called Berni, is a native Floridian. She is a graduate of the University of South Florida, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership. Mrs. Gordon is currently a doctoral candidate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at The Florida State University. Mrs. Gordon holds a graduate certificate in Program Evaluation from The Florida State University. Her qualitative research interests center around including student voice in the discussion on teacher effectiveness and closing the achievement gap for students living in poverty. Mrs. Gordon has successfully defended her dissertation prospectus and is awaiting IRB approval to begin her research. She began her career as a Florida educator in 2000. Some of her job titles include: middle and high school English and Reading teacher/department chair; instructional coach, instructional specialist, and interim middle school assistant principal. She has experienced numerous successes improving student achievement as a classroom teacher, instructional specialist, and an instructional coach. During the 2016-17 year, Mrs. Gordon was an integral part of her school's achievements in meeting their School Improvement Plan targets. She and her spouse reside in Bradenton, Florida.