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Dr. James Vornberg

Professor Emeritus

Educational Leadership

Office Location: Frank Young Education North #113B

Phone: 903-886-5962

Email: james.vornberg@tamuc.edu



Presentations

Educational Media/Technology Presentations:

"Educational Directions: Where Do We Go From Here?" 27 minute 16 mm color film. Involved from start to completion of this project as Educational Consultant and resource coordinator. Named one of twenty outstanding educational films by Instructor magazine, 1978. This was a Phi Delta Kappa project by the ETSU Chapter. (national distribution; won national award)

“Educational Program and Cultural Diversity” A 30 minute video for use with graduate students. Produced as part of the Meadows Project. Featured Dr. James Boyer, one of the Distinguished Meadows Visiting Professors. Done in cooperation with ETSU Broadcast Journalism program. Served as executive producer. (distributed in state of Texas to administrator programs)

“Leadership in the Schools” A 30 minute video for use with graduate students. Produced as part of the Meadows Project. Featured Dr. Linus Wright, one of the Distinguished Meadows Visiting Professors (former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education). Done in cooperation with Richardson ISD technology center. Served as executive producer. (distributed in state of Texas to administrator programs)

“Marketing Your School” A 30 minute video for use with graduate students. Produced as part of the Meadows Project. Featured Dr. Linus Wright, one of the Distinguished Meadows Visiting Professors(former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education). Done in cooperation with Richardson ISD technology center. Served as executive producer. (distributed in state of Texas to administrator programs)

“Politics in Public Education” A 30 minute video for use with graduate students. Produced as part of the Meadows Project. Featured Dr. Linus Wright, one of the Distinguished Meadows Visiting Professors(former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education). Done in cooperation with Richardson ISD technology center. Served as executive producer. (distributed in state of Texas to administrator programs)

“Superintendent Selection” A 30 minute video for use with graduate students. Produced as part of the Meadows Project. Featured Dr. Robert Grant, one of the Distinguished Meadows Visiting Professors. Done in cooperation with Richardson ISD technology center. Served as executive producer. (local distribution)

Papers Presented

“ The Proportionate Costs of Title I Supplemental Educational Services: Effect of time in treatment on Student Achievement” co-presented with Rebeca Cooper at the 68th Annual Conference of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration, California State University: Channel Islands., August, 2014.

“ Leveling Hispanic Family-School Barriers”co-presented with Catherine Johnson Kirkland at the 66th Annual Conference of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration, Kansas City MO., August, 2012.

“Student Learning as impacted by Teacher Certification—Traditional and Alternative” at the 65th Annual Conference of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration, Portland, OR., August, 2011.

“Mentoring and Academic Achievement: Connecting Students to the Instructional Program” Co-presented with Bruce Gearing at the 64th Annual Conference of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration, Washington, DC., August, 2010. 

“Teachers Role in School-home Communications?” Co-presented with Leah M. Garrett at the 63rd Annual Conference of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration, San Antonio, August, 2009.

“Administrative Internships—Programs in Development” Co-presented with Casey Brown, Sam Roberson, and Anita Johnston at the 63rd Annual Conference of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration, San Antonio, August, 2009.

“Parent and Teacher Communications- Are they Congruent?” Co-presented with Leah M. Garrett at the 32nd Annual Meeting of Southwest Educational Research Association, San Antonio, February, 2009.

“School Culture and Student Engagement in a Test-Focused Age of Accountability.” Co-presented with Katrina Horn-Hasley at 62nd. National Council of Professors of Educational Administration Conference, San Diego, July 2008.

“Internships, Portfolios, and Curriculum Changes: The Remodel of an Ed Admin Program.” Co-presented with Casey Brown, Timothy Jones, and Sam Roberson at 62nd National Council of Professors of Educational Administration Conference, San Diego, July 2008.

“Effectiveness of the Use of Student Evaluation Data in Principal Evaluation.” Copresented with Randy Reid at 61st National Council of Professors of Educational Administration Conference, Chicago, August 2007.

“Latino Enrollment in AP Courses: A Study of Motivation”. Co-presented with Mida Milligan at 60th National Council of Professors of Educational Administration Conference, August 2006.

“Meeting the Professional Development Needs of Practicing and Promising School Leaders.” Co-presented with Casey Brown at 60th National Council of Professors of Educational Administration Conference, August 2006.

“A Comparative Analysis of Student Performance and Attitudes in Traditional Advanced Placement Courses and Advanced Placement Courses with Dual Credit Overlay”. Co–presented with Brent Donham and Julie Combs at Southwest Educational Research Association Conference, 2006.

“Transition From a Single to a Multiple High School District”. Co-presented with Gene Burton at National Council of Professors of Educational Administration, Washington, DC, July 2005.

“Becoming a Visionary Organization: Preserving our Core Ideology and Stimulating Progress.” Co-presented with 6 other department members at National Council of Professors of Educational Administration, Washington, DC, July 2005.

“School Board Governance Issues, Community Types, and School Board Superintendent Relationships in Texas” Co-presented with Mark Littleton and Sandra Daniel at National Council of Professors of Educational Administration, August 2004.

“Texas Principals Program Network Lighthouse Initiative: Impact On One Department’s Efforts” Co-presented with 6 other department members at National Council of Professors of Educational Administration, August 2004.

“Integration of Technology in the Curriculum of Texas Schools.” Co-presented with Sandy Cable at National Council of Professors of Educational Administration, August 2003.

“Effects of Staff Development on Instruction for Limited English Proficient Students in a Texas School District.” Co-presented with Linda Ulrich at National Council of Professors of Educational Administration, Vermont, August 2002.

“School Counselors and Administrators: Creating a New Paradigm.” Co-presented with Phyllis Erdman, Perry Francis, and Richard Lampe at Texas Counseling Association, November, Vermont. 2002.

“Elementary Teacher Induction Programs: A Policy Study of Texas Schools.” Copresented with Pamela Neese at National Council of Professors of Educational Administration, Houston, August 2001.

An Analysis of District Per Pupil Expenditures On Selected Indicators of the Academic AEIS in Texas Schools.. Co-presented with Rose Cameron and Don Beech at National Council of Professors of Educational Administration, Houston, August 2001.

“Policies and Procedures: Implementing Distance Education in Public Schools” National Council of Professors of Educational Administration, August, 2000, Ipsalanti, MI.Co-authored with Cindy Maris.

“Impact of High Stakes Accountability on High School Curriculum,” National Council of Professors of Educational Administration, August, 2000, Ipsalanti, MI. Co-authored with Robert Hart.

“Trimester Scheduling: A Policy Study of Restructuring Response,” National Council of Professors of Educational Administration, August, 2000, Co-authored with Susie Fegraeus.

“Don’t Know Where You’re Going? Any Road Will Get You There” Texas Regional School Board Workshop, May 1999, (presentation on Strategic Planning).

“Establishing Texas Charter Schools: A Policy Study.” The National Conference on Education. American Association of School Administrators, March 1999, Copresented with Beverly Rider.

 “State Support of Educational Facility Construction: A Policy Study. National Council of Professors of Educational Administration, 1998. Co-authored with Kim Andrews-Pool.

“Regional Field-Based Leadership Development Model” National Council of Professors of Educational Administration, 1998.

‘Team Personality and School Climate” National Council of Professors of Educational Administration, 1998. Co-authored with MaryAnn Gaines

“Course Materials via Computer,” National Council of Professors of Educational Administration, Juneau, AK, 1997.

“Meadows Principal Improvement Program: A Preservice Field-based Model for Preparation of Principals,” National Council of Professors of Educational Administration, Juneau, AK, 1997

“A Regional Field-Based leadership Development Model,” Co-presenter, Conference on University Partnerships, TAMU System, 1997.

“American Higher Education” Humanitarian University, Rybinsk, Russia, September 1995.

“Leadership Competencies and Perceived Training Effects: Meadows Principal Improvement Program” American Educational Research Association, 1992. San Francisco, (with Rick Bankston)

“Group Challenges in Problem Solving: An Experiential Learning Activity for School Administrators” Danforth Foundation & National Policy Board for Educational Administration, San Francisco, 1992. (with M. Harris).

“Teachers Induction Programs” Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisor Association, 1991.

“Meadows Principal Improvement Program as a model for administrator preparation.” American Association of School Administrators, National Convention, 1990.

“Meadows Principal Improvement Program as a model for administrator preparation” National Association of Elementary School Principals, 1990.

“Meadows Principal Improvement Program Model for Preparation of Principals” National Conference of Professors of Educational Administration, Flagstaff, AZ, 1986.

Texas Professors of Educational Administration, November, 1988. Preservice professional programs.

"Effect of First Year's Implementation of Texas Term Contract Non-Renewal Act” Urban Education Conference, 1984.

Implementing Teacher Evaluation Structure” Teacher Evaluation Conference, 1983. Irving, Texas. (invited presentation)

Texas Association of School Board Regional Workshop, 1976, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982. Panel reactor.

“Model for Student Activities” National Association of Student Activity Advisors, National Conference, Tucson, AZ, 1981.

“Middle School Curriculum Development” Texas Association Secondary School Principals, Annual convention, 1980.

“Evaluation of School Facilities” Council of Educational Facility Planners, International Conference, 1975. “Implementing Reality

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