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Lisa Peel

lpeel@dtcc.edu
302-519-3743

Professional Experience
Delaware Technical Community College, Dover, DE
Instructional Director, Education Department
2014-Present
In addition to responsibilities listed below as Department Chair,

Pursue and implement dual enrollment agreements with local high schools

Liaise with Delaware Department of Education and the Office of Early


Learning

Represent the College on external projects, such as advisory boards and


statewide committees

Department Chair, Education Department


2012-2014

Establish a cohesive department with positive morale

Communicate a clear vision for college initiatives and model best practices

Manage adjunct and full-time faculty and provide resources to satisfy College
goals

Promote the use of innovative teaching strategies and conduct formative


assessments to ensure these strategies are being implemented

Oversee Early Child Development Center/Lab School operations, initiatives,


and budget

Maintain records of assessment and create program reports for accreditation

Establish partnerships with local schools to provide practical experience for


education students

Work with colleagues statewide to align curriculum and policies for


education students

Monitor enrollment and collaborate with academic counselors to actively


recruit students

Teach several education courses in online, hybrid and face-to-face formats

Advise students regarding ten different education programs from admittance


to career planning

Design, redesign and create curriculum and programs to meet the needs of
the workforce

Write grant proposals to enable students to participate in new programs,


such as dual enrollment

International Education Coordinator, Terry Campus


2011-Present

Led Professional Development Program for 27 faculty/staff to South Africa


during summer 2014

Led Cultural Immersion Trip for Delaware Tech students to Spain during
Spring Break 2013

Recruit students and qualified instructors to participate in study abroad


programs

Chaired committee for International Education fundraiser: Dancing with Da


Vinci

Chair committee for Chocolate Lovers 5K to raise funds for study abroad
scholarships

Launched Global Understanding Series on the Terry Campus to


internationalize students learning

Instructional Coordinator, English as a Second Language & Spanish


2010-2012

Recruited students and qualified instructors to establish an academically


rigorous ESL program
Supervised and coordinated all English as a Second Language and Spanish
courses

Supported international students throughout the college process from


admissions to job placement

Created two learning communities: Spanish 136/EDC 220 and ESL 100/ENG
121/SSC 100

Advised and advocated for Delaware Techs international student population,


which consists of students from more than 35 countries

Full-Time English as a Second Language & Spanish Instructor


2006-2010

Engaged English language learners in courses to develop listening, speaking,


reading, and writing skills to prepare them for college success

Bilingually and Bi-culturally proficient in Spanish oral and written


communication
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Co-Founder/Trip Leader Outrageous Learning Experience (OL), NC
Summer 2001, 2002

Organized and led three-week study abroad program with family stays and
language courses for high school juniors and seniors in the Raleigh, Durham
and Chapel Hill, NC area
Founder/DirectorDual Language Immersion Program, Durham, NC
2000 2005

Developed curriculum for Spanish and English language goals

Built a rapport with parents and students to create a collaborative language


learning community

Certified by National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in


World Languages Other than English, Early and Middle Childhood
English Instructor Ashton Campion Academy, Madrid, Spain
1998-1999

Worked among international faculty to deliver English instruction to Spanish


students aged 5-18

Committee Membership

Blue Print for the Future Task Force (research to inform Delaware Techs
strategic plan)

Delaware Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (DACTE)

Delaware Association for the Education of Young Childrens T.E.A.C.H


Advisory Board

Instruction Innovation Network (Delaware Tech taskforce for researching


and implementing a professional development plan for faculty)

Greater Milford Boys & Girls Club Board of Directors, Board Development
Chair

Early Childhood Challenge Grant Committee

Advisory boards for Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Math and


Science Education programs

Chair, Delaware Techs Global Understanding Series Committee

Delaware Tech Redesign Team for Cross-cultural Immersion (study abroad)


course

Delaware Techs College Planning Council

Delaware Techs Learning Commons Task Force

Co-Chair, Delaware Techs International Education Fundraiser Committee

Faculty Senate

Advisor, Delaware Techs International Student Service Club

Polytech Advisory Board for Early Childhood Education program

New Faculty Mentor

Education
EDUC 891: Organizational Problem Analysis/PlanningUniversity of
Delaware
Winter 2015
Leadership Development ProgramDelaware Technical Community College
2013-2015
Two year professional development for future leaders at the College

Instructional Design and Technology CoursesDelaware Technical Community


College
Educational Technology Certificate and additional courses to inform online
course design
M.A., ESOL Literacy--Wilmington University
2011
Research Topic: Engaging Adult Learners in Effective Vocabulary Instruction
B.A., International Studies and Spanish Education (K-12)--Elon University
1998 Valladolid, Spain studied abroad at Universidad de Valladolid for fall
semester
Costa Rica studied abroad for winter term
Workshops Presented

Leading a Course AbroadProfessional Development for faculty study


abroad program leaders

What the Best College Teachers Do BestProfessional Development for


Adjunct faculty

Ask CCITguest blogger for the Colleges Center for Creative Instruction
and Technology

Building your BenchProfessional Development for Delaware Techs


Administrative Team

What the Best College Teachers Do BestInstructional Innovation


Conference

Online (Re)design-- Practical considerations in course design for faculty who


teach online

Does One Size Fit All? An Overview of Strategies for Addressing Diverse
Learners with Diverse Needs in a Higher Education SettingNew faculty
professional development workshop

Workshops Attended

Annual Vision 2015 Conference for educators and community partners

Jose Bowens Teaching Naked Instructional Innovation Conference

Active and Collaborative Learning for Adult Learners

Learning Communities workshops

CCID conference, New Orleans, LA

Educational Technology workshop series (for best practices in online


instruction)

Bi-annual International Education workshops

TESOL Academy: Sound Concepts presented by Marnie Reed, Boston, MA