Renee Funke

Renee Funke
Joined JCC
2009
Department
Social Sciences & Business
Primary Campus
Jamestown
Location
223 HULT
Phone Number
716.338.1219
Assistant Professor, Teacher Education Transfer Program; Coordinator, Cattaraugus County Campus Teacher Education Transfer Program; Coordinator, Teacher Education Field Placement Sites

I have had experience working with grades PreK-12 students and teachers as a classroom teacher and professional developer. I received my B.S. and M.S. degrees from SUNY Fredonia in elementary education and reading, and have a Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) from Buffalo State College. I have New York State certifications for grades PreK-6 and 7-12 in English, reading, and building level (SAS), as well as District Level Administration (SDA). I am also eligible for a students with disabilities certification. I am currently working on my Ph.D. in special education at Northcentral University as an online learner. 

The majority of my classroom teaching experience has been with middle school and high school students. I taught alternative education for 16-21 year-olds who dropped out or were kicked out of school. Many of these students came in lacking the appropriate reading skills for their age level. A lot of instruction was based in reading across all content areas to improve skills and knowledge in order to develop successful students. As a professional developer, I worked with classroom teachers, reading teachers, and building administrators to improve reading programs in many school districts across Western New York.

I spend my time on both the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses. When on the Jamestown Campus, I am in Hultquist 233. When on the Cattaraugus County Campus, I am in LLAC 217.

Education
Ph.D. (pending) Special Education Northcentral University (expected May 2015)
C.A.S. Educational Leadership State University of New York College at Buffalo
M.S. Education State University of New York at Fredonia
B.S. Education State University of New York at Fredonia
Courses Taught
EDU 1510: Foundations of Education
EDU 2210: Field Placement I - Education
EDU 2340: Working with Adolescents
EDU 2440: Children's Literature
EDU 2450: Exceptional Children
EDU 2460: Exceptional Child Field Placement Seminar
EDU 2500: Literacy in the Classroom
HUS 2340: Working with Adolescents
PHE 1840: Self-Defense for Women
Academic Interests
  • Educational leadership
  • Elementary education
  • Reading
  • Secondary education--English
  • Special education

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