Sarah Montgomery, Ph.D.
618 Schindler Education Center
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0606
Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Indiana University, 2009
M.S.Ed., Indiana University, 2006
B.A., Magna Cum Laude with Honors in Psychology, Kalamazoo College, 2002
Université Marc Bloch, Strasbourg, France, 2000-2001
Elementary Social Studies
Literacy Education & Integration
Critical Literacy & Digital Media
Professional Development School Partnerships
Democratic Teaching Practices in K-16 Classrooms
Elementary Social Studies Methods
Teaching Elementary School Social Studies
Methods of Teaching Content Literacy in the Intermediate Grades (3-6)
MAE in Elementary Education:
Issues & Trends in Curriculum
Analysis & Improvement of Social Studies Instruction in the Elementary School
Methods and Materials in Literacy Education
University Book & Supply Outstanding Teaching Award, University of Northern Iowa, October 2011
Kipchoge Kirkland Social Justice Award, College and University Faculty Assembly; Montgomery, S.E. (2008). "Democratic practice through critical media literacy in the social studies: Lessons from Youth Radio." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the College and University Faculty Assembly, National Council for the Social Studies, Houston.
National Council for the Social Studies - Early Childhood & Elementary Community
College & University Faculty Assembly (CUFA)
Iowa Council for the Social Studies
UNI Reaching Higher Ground Grant, 2012-2013
PATHWAYS ADVENTURES: Using Historical Documents to Develop Early Literacy, Library of Congress Primary Resources Project Grant 2011
PATHWAYS: Using Historical Documents to Chart the Past, Library of
Congress Primary Resources Project Grant, December 2010
Undergraduate Research Grant, College of Education, University of Northern Iowa, Creating Active Citizens: Children’s Literature Infused Service-Learning Initiatives, November 2010
ComServ Iowa Grant, Iowa Department of Education, July 2010
Undergraduate Research Grant, College of Education, University of Northern Iowa, Service-Learning in Iowa’s Elementary Schools: A Study in Training and Support for Teachers, April 2010
Christie, E.M., Montgomery, S.E., Staudt, J. (in press). Little by little: Global citizenship through local action Inspired by Wangari Maathai. Social Studies and the Young Learner.
Rule, A., Montgomery, S., Tallakson, D., Stichter, M., Barness, A., & Decker, A. (2012). Teacher candidate attitude changes after experiencing an arts-integrated unit on Africa. Social Studies Research and Practice, 6(2).
Montgomery, S. E. & Christie, E. M. (2011). A new take on New Year’s celebrations. Social Studies and the Young Learner, 24(2), 14-18.
Montgomery, S.E. (2011). Marva Collins’ method: Providing culturally
relevant pedagogy. Vitae Scholasticae (Special Issue on The Pedagogies of Black Educators).
Montgomery, S. E., & Rule, A. C. (2011). Integrating the arts: Pre-service elementary teachers make African masks of six cultures for social studies lessons with primary grade students. Social Studies Research and Practice, 6(1).
Rule, A. C., & Montgomery, S. E. (2011). Reflections of
pre-service elementary teachers after learning about an African culture through mask-making. Social Studies Research and Practice, 6(1).