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Bice, Cynthia

Dean, School of Education
School of Education

Roemer Hall 107
(636) 949-4618
CBice@lindenwood.edu



Course Information

Term Course Course Name

SP SEM 16 ESOL 52000 HYB01  Sociolinguistics




Biography

Dr. Cynthia J. Bice, Dean of School of Education, joined Lindenwood University in 2006 after having served 7 years in higher education and 17 years in public school education in various capacities. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Lindenwood University, a Master of Science degree in Counseling and Psychology from University of Central Missouri and a Doctor of Education degree in Executive Educational Leadership from St. Louis University. She also has a Psychological Examiner License from DESE, earned at the University of Central Missouri. She also earned post-doctoral certificates from Yale University and is a partner with Johns Hopkins National Network of Partnership Schools program through the Francis Howell School District. She has also served as an accreditation evaluator for the Department of Elementary and Secondary Missouri Education School Improvement Program (MSIP), Missouri Standards for Teacher Education (MoSTEP), and most recently, Missouri Standards for the Preparation of Educators (MoSPE), and Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). She is most proud of her family role as wife and mother.

 




Educational and Professional Experience

Dr. Cynthia J. Bice, Dean of School of Education, joined Lindenwood University in 2006 after having served 7 years in higher education and 17 years in public school education in various capacities. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Lindenwood University, a Master of Science degree in Counseling and Psychology from University of Central Missouri and a Doctor of Education degree in Executive Educational Leadership from St. Louis University. She also has a Psychological Examiner License from DESE, earned at the University of Central Missouri. She also earned post-doctoral certificates from Yale University and is a partner with Johns Hopkins National Network of Partnership Schools program through the Francis Howell School District. She has also served as an accreditation evaluator for the Department of Elementary and Secondary Missouri Education School Improvement Program (MSIP), Missouri Standards for Teacher Education (MoSTEP), and most recently, Missouri Standards for the Preparation of Educators (MoSPE), and Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
 
She also serves as a School Board Director.



Awards

Bice has received many prestigious awards throughout her career, including the VIP Award and the Pearl School Award from the Missouri Commissioner of Education, as well as the Ten Year Honor Award from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
 
In addition, she was named Most Influential Teacher by the Rolla High School National Honor Society.

In 2011, she received the Employee of the Year Award from Francis Howell School District.

Bice also was given the Beyond the Best Award, which honors individuals who have made distinctive contributions to the region through outstanding corporate and civic leadership.
 
The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) bestowed upon Bice a commendation letter for her work in preparing Lindenwood’s Doctor of Education degree program proposal, and also requested permission to use her prepared proposal as an example for other university programs pursuing doctoral degree programs.  Additionally, Bice received a letter of commendation from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) regarding her preparation for the university’s MoSTEP accreditation evaluation, citing her leadership in demonstrating and establishing a new level of excellence in developing documentation, reporting results, and hosting a review. DESE also asked permission to use her prepared accreditation documents as an example when training other programs for accreditation evaluations.

Most recently she received the Educator of the Year Award from the St. Louis Association of Secondary School Principals (SLASSP) on during an awards ceremony at Syberg’s in Maryland Heights, Mo. She is the first higher education professional to ever receive the award.




Grants

Dr. Bice was instrumental in initiating and securing the Emerson's Scholars Award for Educators.  This prestigious program allows selected students to receive up to $14,000 in tuition grants in order to complete a teacher certification program.  The students are required to take part in professional development opportunities above and beyond the required programming.  Additionally, they are required to take their skills to school districts surrounding Emerson.  Students must attend an annual event to showcase their experiences.  Students must also document annual reflections of his/her learning experiences, which include mini action research types of activities.



Expertise

Dr. Bice has many interests based upon her broad background and training.  Currently her most recent pursuit is in the assessment and accreditation process at the national level.  She has been selected by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) as a program evaluator.
 
She has also completed  post-doctoral work at Yale University in the areas of developmental pathways and educator disposition. 
 
Additionally, she is the advisor for the Lindenwood University Chapter of DECA, previously known as Delta Epsilon Chi and Distributive Education Clubs of America, an international organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for future careers around the globe.  She willingly took this role when she experienced first hand the incredible personal growth experiences DECA provided all students, no matter what his/her major pursuit.



Memberships

Past and Current Memberships

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Office of Educator Quality Establishing Educator Standards and Evaluation Systems Work Group

Teacher Education Accreditation Council-Candidate Member

Member and Institutional Representative for the American Association of Colleges for

Teacher Education

Member and Institutional Representative for the Missouri Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

School Human Resources and Career Services Association

Johns Hopkins University National Network of Partnership Schools

Yale University School Development Program

Leadership Foundation for Teacher Education

International Reading Association

Association of Teacher Educators

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

American Learning Disabilities Association

Missouri State Teachers Association (Previously Advisor/Representative)

Missouri School Counselors Association (Previously Secretary, Historian)

Kappa Delta Pi (Previous Advisor)

Phi Delta Kappa
DECA (Advisor)



Selected Publications

Initiated the development of the Journal of Educational Leadership in Action, Editor (2012-2014)

Lindenwood University School of Education Newsletter, The EDGE (Initiator, Editor and Contributor, 2010-2014)

Missouri Standards for Teacher Education Programs Institutional Report, Program Reports, and Education Webpage. This documentation was adopted by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to be utilized for accreditation evaluator training purposes. (Co-Author and Editor, 2007- Present)

Lindenwood University Professional Education Program Assessment System (Co-Author, 2008-Present)

Doctorate of Education Program Proposal approved by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The HLC requested that we allow the HLC to utilize our proposal as a sample to assist other institutions develop proposals. (2006)

Bice, C., & Sartin, L. (2008, May). Improving Writing: Eliminating Phobia and Establishing Format. Paper presented at the International Reading Association International Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Lindenwood University School of Education Adjunct Handbook (Co-Editor, 2008-Present)

Orientation to Education Guide (Co-Editor, 2007-Present)

Student Teaching Handbook (Co-Editor, 2007-Present)

Doctor of Education Handbook and Style Guide (Co-Editor, 2007-Present)

Bice, C. (2005, May) Disposition Handbook.

Bice, C., & Edmondson, L. (2005, May). Young authors and community involvement: The Comer process in action! Paper presented at the International Reading Association International Conference, San Antonio, TX

Williamson, E., & Bice, C. (2004, September). Mitigating the effects of poverty through the developmental pathways. Paper presented at the Invisible Child: Poverty in the Heartland conference, New Concord, OH

White, J., Williamson, E., & Bice, C. (2004, November). Using Comer's developmental pathways to measure student disposition. Paper presented at the Third Annual Symposium on Educator Dispositions, Richmond, KY

What I’ve Learned About Living in the Ozarks (Co-Editor, April 2004)

The Relationship Between Elementary Parent Involvement Programs and Secondary Students’ Achievement and Attendance (Author-Dissertation, May 2002)




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