Because of his interest in mentoring teachers through career-long professional development, Dr. Steven Bickmore took leave from the language department of the University of Georgia to earn a Ph.D. Previously, Dr. Bickmore was the English department chair at Riverton High School, where he kept students from being daunted by the length of several important Victorian novels by breaking them down into serialized installments to be read throughout the year. He used looping to provide his students with continuity from one grade to the next, an approach that resulted in improved achievement for a class of struggling students. In addition to his curricular programs, Mr. Bickmore conducted a character education program called "Spirit Beads," rewarding students for actions that foster positive relationships with faculty, staff and classmates.
I am currently on leave and working of a PhD at the University of Georgia in Language Education. I love it. I am interested in pre-service teachers, induction, and mentoring. I am extremely interested in how to engaged teachers in career long professional development.
1978 Brigham Young University, B.A.