Rebecca Shore

Rebecca Shore
Educational Leadership
Associate Professor and Program Coordinator Curriculum & Supervision Concentration (EDD Program)
COED 269
704-687-8867 ext. 4

Dr. Rebecca Shore is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership.  She teaches in the Master of School Administration program, the Aspiring High School Principal program and the Doctorate in Educational Leadership program.  She is coordinator of the Curriculum & Supervision strand of the Ed.D. Prior to coming to UNCC, Dr. Shore worked in schools for 28 years in California, Louisiana, and North Carolina; 13 years of teaching and 15 years in administration.  She taught as an adjunct professor while working in schools for 12 years at Wake Forest University, UNC Greensboro, and the University of California at Irvine.  Dr. Shore served as principal of Los Alamitos High School, a three-time California Distinguished School and three-time National Blue Ribbon School in southern California, and in a variety of administrative roles in the Huntington Beach Union High School District.  Through most of her school teaching experience, she was a high school choral director. Her doctoral degree in Educational Administration and Policy is from the University of Southern California and her dissertation title was New Professional Opportunities for Teachers in the California Charter Schools. 

 

Dr. Shore is the author of four books and the producer of two educational CD series.  Her latest book, Developing Young Minds from Conception to Kindergarten was awarded the top ranking of “Essential” by the Association of Research Colleges & Universities in 2016.  She was named the Higher Education Arts Educator of the Year for 2015-2016 by the North Carolina Art Educators Association.  Her research interests include leadership in early childhood education, charter school leadership, arts in education, and incorporating the science of learning into educational environments. Dr. Shore is the editor of the National Head Start Association Journal Dialog:  A Research to Practice Journal for the Early Childhood Field.  

National References to Scholarship

https://education.uncc.edu/professor-rebecca-shores-latest-book-deemed-essential-read - The Association of College and Research Libraries selected Developing Young Minds to review for 2016 and ranked the book in the top category, “Essential” for college and research libraries.

http://preschoolmatters.org/2011/08/ - In the August 2011 issue of Preschool Matters, published by the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER), Steven Barnett and Ellen Frede referenced the Elementary Principle Pre-K study conducted with co-investigators Rich Lambert and Pamela Shue.  This study investigated readiness and confidence levels of North Carolina principals with PK classes placed on their campuses.

http://www.districtadministration.com/viewarticle.aspx?articleid=2469 – Interviewed and quoted in the July 2010 issue of District Administration:  Solutions for School District Management regarding early childhood licensing in North Carolina.

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15240754.2010.541566 - First book, Baby Teacher:  Nurturing Neural Networks from Birth to Age Five was reviewed by Heather Taylor in NHSA Dialog: A Research-to-Practice Journal for the Early Childhood Field, Volume 14, Issue 1, 2011.

International References to Research

Professional Development:  A Personal Journey, published in NHSA Dialog:  The Research-to-Practice Journal for the Early Childhood Field was selected for inclusion in Psychology Press, an online publication that “represents the best in Psychology research” and “is viewed almost 40,000 times each month.”  The article was selected in June 2013 and published in July 2013.

http://www.marshallmemo.com/ - In the June 10, 2013 issue of the Marshall Memo 489, Kim Marshall included a summary for readers of the science vocabulary study conducted in collaboration with Paula Goolkasian and Jenna Ray. The Marshall Memo is made up of summaries of 5 – 10 articles selected from 64 different journals each week and distributed worldwide. Too Close for (Brain) Comfort from the Middle School Journal was the article selected.

Research Interests:
Research interests include leadership in early childhood education, school leadership, arts in education, and incorporating the science of learning into educational environments.


Education: 

 Ed.D.  1996   University of Southern California   Administration & Policy
 M.A.  1990   California State University, Northridge  Educational Administration
 B.M.E.  1980   Louisiana State University   Vocal Music Education
   1977  University of California, Berkeley  Music Major
   1975  University of California, Davis  Music

 

 

 


Service:

2015-2020 Board of Directors
Child Care Resources, Inc., Charlotte, NC
Chair, Early Head Start Board Subcommittee
Member, Strategic Planning Committee
2014-2015 Board of Directors,
Child Care Resources, Inc., Charlotte, NC 
Little Wonders Auction Planning Subcommittee
Early Head Start Grant Liaison to Parent Policy Council 
2012-2015 Member, Socrates Academy Charter School, Board of Directors
Chair of Principal/Assistant Principal/Business Manager Search Committees:
Co-Chair Curriculum Committee              
Co-Chair High School Study Committee
Chair Community School of the Arts Development Committee
Co-Chair, School Leader Evaluation/Bonus Criteria Sub-Committee
2015-Present  St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church Choir Member

                                

Projects:

The Aspiring High School Principal Program – Supported by The Wallace Foundation

https://edld.uncc.edu/programs/master-school-administration-msa/unc-charlottecms-aspiring-high-school-principals-program
http://www.principalpipeline.com/prepare.cfm
https://principalpipeline.cms.k12.nc.us/Pages/default.aspx

The Early Childhood Directors Leadership Institutes – Supported by Race-to-the-Top Early Learning Challenge Grant
https://ceme.uncc.edu/sites/ceme.uncc.edu/files/media/Explore,%20Reflect,%20Renew%20-%20Shore%20and%20Lambert.pdf
https://ceme.uncc.edu/sites/ceme.uncc.edu/files/media/EARLY%20CHILDHOOD%20DIRECTORS%20LEADERSHIP%20INSTITUTE%20Interim%20Report%20revised%281%29.pdf

Applying Cognitive Science Principles – Supported by Faculty Research Grant
http://www.psych.uncc.edu/pagoolka/LER2015.pdf
https://www.researchgate.net/scientific-contributions/2074906404_Rebecca_Shore
https://journals.uncc.edu/jaepr/issue/view/76