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Vanessa Percoco

Henry Barnard School (HBS) 175
(401) 456-9744
vpercoco@ric.edu

Academic Background

Rhode Island College - Providence, Rhode Island
Middle School Endorsement, Content Area English, 2011 (anticipated)

NY State Permanent Certification, Pre-kindergarten through 6th grade, 2004

Queens College - Flushing, New York
Master of Science in Education, 1996

New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, New York
Bachelor of Professional Studies, 1989

Courses Taught

ELED 422: Teaching Developmental Reading I
ELED 424: Developmental Reading Methods II
ELED 437: Teaching Elementary School Science
ELED 438: Teaching Elementary School Mathematics
SPED 312: Assessment Procedures for Children and Youth with Disabilities

Teaching Experience

Henry Barnard Laboratory School, Rhode Island College, Providence, Rhode Island
Associate Professor, 2010 – Present

Clinical Supervisor:
ELED 438: Teaching Elementary School Mathematics
SPED 312: Assessment Procedures for Children and Youth with Disabilities
ELED 437: Teaching Elementary School Science
ELED 424: Developmental Reading Methods II

Cooperating Teacher: Spring, 2011, Fall, 2011

Henry Barnard Laboratory School, Rhode Island College, Providence, Rhode Island
Instructor, 2006-2010

Clinical Supervisor:
ELED 438: Teaching Elementary School Mathematics
ELED 437: Teaching Elementary School Science
ELED 422: Teaching Developmental Reading I
SPED 312: Assessment Procedures for Children and Youth with Disabilities

Cooperating Teacher: Spring, 2010, Fall, 2009, Spring, 2007

Research

Your World, Our Story: Foodies 4th and 5th Grade, 2010-Present
Integrating Curriculum Areas With Cooking and Socialization/Organizational Aspects of Cooking.
Otto, L., Arango, J., & Percoco, V., (2010). Foodies: An after school cooking club.
Museum of Science: Creativity and Collaboration Center, Boston, MA
http://www.mos.org/create/hhl_food/view/1758b6e8dae47a632c1ffe7e2b0a2ca1

Publications

Otto, L., Percoco, V., & Arango, J. Foodies: An afterschool cooking club. Young Children. Manuscript submitted for publication, November, 2010.

Percoco, V. (2010, May). Henry Barnard School cooking club welcomes Chef Evan Percoco. What’s News Online @ Rhode Island College. http://www.ric.edu/whatsnews/details.php?News_ID=931#

Presentations

Otto, L., Arango, J., Percoco, V., (2011, April). Foodies: Teaching Young Students through Food Prep and Meal Planning. International Association of Laboratory and University Affiliated Schools, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvannia

Percoco, V. (2010, October). What does mathematics curriculum and instruction look like in a fifth grade classroom? Guest Presenter at the ELED 438: Teaching Elementary School Mathematics class

Otto, L., Arango, J., Percoco, V., (2011, April). Foodies: Teaching Diversity to Young Students through Food Prep and Meal Planning. Presented at Rhode Island College Diversity Week, Providence, Rhode Island

Capraro, K., Percoco, V. (2008, April). LA Buddies, Multilevel Grade Collaborations That Encompass all Areas of the Language Arts Curriculum. Presented at the International Association of Laboratory and University Affiliated Schools, Providence, Rhode Island

Professional Associations

NALS: National Association of Laboratory Schools, 2006-present
NCTM: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2008-present
RIMLE: Rhode Island Middle Level Educators, 2010-present

Professional Development

Rhode Island College Faculty Development Grant - $1000.00, October, 2010
Mosaics of Diversity, Rhode Island College, September, 2010
NCTM Regional Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, November, 2009
Promising Practices, Rhode Island College, November, 2009
NCTM National Conference, Washington, D.C., April, 2009
RIMLE Winter Conference, East Greenwich, RI, January, 2009
Literacy for All, Providence, Rhode Island, November, 2008
NALS Conference, Rhode Island Co, April, 2008
Using Powerful Guided Reading and Comprehension Strategies, Seekonk, Massachusetts, November, 2007

Research Interests

Children and Cooking
Children’s Yoga
Elementary/Middle School Transitions
Language Arts (focusing on elementary/middle school students)

Page last updated: September 30, 2011