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Natacha Billups, EdD

I received my Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Change from Fielding Graduate University, 2006, and both Educational Specialist Certificate (CAGS) and M.Ed. from Cambridge College, with a B.S. from Georgia Southern University. I hold Georgia Certifications in Education Leadership and Administration, Middle Grades Education, Endorsements in Gifted/Talented, Teacher Support Specialist, and Integrating TECHnology (in-TECH). I have a broad experience working with student teachers, and currently work as a dissertation mentor for University of Phoenix. I am employed in rural middle Georgia as an Interventionist (Academic and Behavior) at East Laurens High School – The Response to Intervention. I have participated in several workshops, seminars, and professional trainings. The focal point of my research has been “An Analysis of the Impact of America’s Choice Program on Critical Thinking and Writing Skills of Selected Fifth Grade Students” (dissertation). I have been in education for 21 years and some of my duties and responsibilities are implementation of the school’s vision, goals and strategies, supervisory responsibilities in accordance with district policies, procedures and applicable laws, conducting the Georgia Teacher Observation Instrument and Georgia Teacher Duties and Responsibilities Instrument, conferring with teachers and students on educational and behavioral initiatives, and teacher recruitment to colleges and universities in the state of Georgia. I have taught and been an administrator at the elementary, middle and secondary school levels, but “my zeal is for the middle grades. At times I get awkward looks from colleagues and peers when I express my affection for the grades in the middle. However, this is the area in which I can fully maximize my purpose. It is during these years discovery is at its pinnacle for adolescents, so I want to be on the cusp of this discovery in terms of providing mentorship for students and partnerships with my colleagues and parents. I realize my purpose is to ‘take what I get and mold what I want.’ In that sense, I am doing my part to ensure my students are prepared to be great global citizens.”

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School of Advanced Studies