Alfrieda L. Manson, Ed. D.

  • College: College of Education
  • Department: Teacher Education Academic Department
  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Associated Majors and Graduate Programs: Middle Grades Education
  • Associated Majors and Graduate Programs: Middle Grades Education (Master of Science in Education)
  • mansona@fvsu.edu

Name: Alfrieda Manson

Title: Coordinator of Middle Grades, Graduate Teacher Preparation Programs, and Clinical and Field Experiences

Date of Initial Appointment: August 7, 2007

EDUCATION

October 2008
Doctor in Educational Leadership
Emphasis: Teacher Leadership
University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona.
Dissertation Title: The factors that encourage and discourage the retention of instructional coaches. R. Black, Chair.
Comprehensive areas: Cognitive Coaching, Peer Coaching, Literacy Coaching

March 2007
Education Specialist in Middle Grades
Emphasis: Teacher Leadership
University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona.

May 1994
Master of Arts in Middle Grades Education
Areas of Concentration: Science, Reading and Gifted Education
Fort Valley State College, Fort Valley, Georgia.

February 1994
Middle Grades Certification- Language Arts, Social Studies

May 1991
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville, Georgia

EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE

2013-Present       
Coordinator of Middle Grades Teacher Preparation Program, Graduate Teacher Preparation Programs and Clinical and Field Experiences
Fort Valley State University
College of Education
Fort Valley (Peach County), Georgia

2007 – 2013        
Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Clinical and Field Experience
Fort Valley State University
College of Education (Field Placement and Teaching)
Fort Valley (Peach County), Georgia

2004 – 2007         
Instructional Coach (Title I)- Reading and Literacy
Bibb County School District, Macon, Georgia
Grades K – 8th (Teacher Support Specialist, Mentor, Staff Developer)
Macon (Bibb County), Georgia

2000 – 2004  
Regular & Gifted Education Teacher
Grades 6th– 8th grades (Science, Social Studies)
Macon (Bibb County), Georgia

2000 – 2001   
Adjunct Professor- Developmental Studies – Reading
Middle Georgia Technical College
Adult Education -Reading
Warner Robins (Houston County), Georgia          

1998 – 2000 
Advanced Academics Coordinator
Bibb County Public Schools- Central Office
Macon (Bibb County), Georgia

1996 – 1998      
Multi-age Gifted (Coordinator & Teacher)
Hancock County Public Schools
EXCEL Program
Sparta, Georgia

1994 – 1996   
Language Arts/Science Teacher
Hancock Central Middle School
Sparta, Georgia

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE & AFFILIATIONS

  • edTPA Implementation Advisory Council – GAPSC
    Member
  • edTPA Coordinator
    Coordinator of edTPA activities and schedule
  • GEAR – UP Collaboration
    Engage in collaborative effort with Bibb County Public Schools to encourage college readiness activities and summer camps
  • Stepping Up Academic Camp
    Creator and coordinator of a 4 week summer program that provides academic instruction in Mathematics, Reading Fluency and Science Exploration in environmental science.
  • Academic Competitions
    Responsibilities include:

    • Organizing school district academic competitions in mathematics, quiz bowl, history, pentathlon and decathlon teams
    • Consulting schools in planning academic competitions
    • Assisting schools in planning science, math and reading nights to promote family engagement

Instructional Coaching and Mentoring
Responsibilities include:

  • Cognitive coaching to build teacher capacity
  • Peer coaching to build co-teacher and modeling
  • Data collecting to determine instruction strategies
  • Monitoring student progress in reading achievement

Clinical and Field Experiences.
Responsibilities include:

  • Planning and organizing students’ placements from district to school levels
  • Distributing information about Fort Valley State University Teacher Preparation Program
  • Working closely with department chairs to develop field experiences and seminars for teacher candidates (seminars, workshops, etc)

Professional Certification and Affiliations

  • Georgia Middle Grades Teaching Certification T-7
    (Science, Social Studies, Reading, and Gifted)
  • Certified Teacher Support Specialist

 PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • International Reading Association
  • Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • National Staff Development Council
  • Georgia Reading Association

PUBLICATIONS, PRESENTATIONS, AND GRANTSMANSHIP

Project Director. Enhancing Teacher Quality Grant, a Congressionally directed grant ($167,000), July 2008- June 2011.

  • Disseminated information about Singapore Math to school systems,
  • Assisted surrounding counties in becoming familiar with and use Singapore Math Method
  • Ordered materials, supplies and other resources for the project
  • Established monthly meetings

SERVICE (Professional, University, Community)

Presently serves on following university committees:

  • Georgia Field Directors Executive Board
  • Field and Clinical Experience Committee- Chair
  • Assessment Committee
  • Space and Technology Committee

Presently serve on following professional committees:

  • Professional Educator Faculty Council
  • Education Preparation Advisory Council
  • Fort Valley State University Scholarship Committee