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Spadoni College of Education
Elena Andrei
Department(s): Foundations, Literacy, Technology
Degree: Ed.D.
Area of Study: Literacy
Office: Prince 122C
Phone: 843-349-2409
Classes: SPRING 2016

On Campus
Mon, Wed
EDEC 314, Language and Emergent Literacy
01:40PM-02:55PM, PRINCE 117

EDLL 606, Practicum in the Evaluation of Literacy Instruction and

EDLL 652, Teaching Reading and Writing to LEP students
Office Hours: Mon, Wed

Tue, by appointment only
Biography: Education:
Ed.D., University of Virginia, 2013
M.A.Ed., Wake Forest University, 2011
M.A., University of Bucharest, 2005
B.A., University of Craiova, 2003

Personal Statement:
Elena Andrei is an assistant professor of literacy with emphasis on English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). Her previous work experiences include serving as an English as a foreign language teacher in her native Romania and as an ESOL teacher in North Carolina. Dr. Andrei teaches both literacy and ESOL certification classes. Her research interests are second language literacy, teacher education, and non-native English speaking teachers.

Outstanding Graduate Teacher Assistant Award in Curriculum and Instruction and Special Education, University of Virginia, 2012

Andrei, E. (2015). Professional Enhancement Grant, Coastal Carolina University ($2,715): research grant for a project that will look at types of texts K-12 ESL teachers use in the classroom

Andrei, E., Ellerbe, M. (2013). Coastal Carolina University, Professional Enhancement Grant. $2,120 to conduct a research project on teaching writing to ELLs.

Selected Publications and Presentations:

-Refereed Journal Articles and Monographs
Kibler, A., Heny, N., & Andrei, E. (in press). In-service teachers’ perspectives on adolescent ELL writing instruction. TESOL Journal

Andrei, E. (in press). US pre-service teachers’ perception of their non-native English speaking instructor. TESL Reporter

Andrei, E., Ellerbe, E., & Cherner, T. (2015). "The text opened my eyes": A book club on teaching writing to ELLs. TESL-EJ: Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language, 19(3), 1-22.

Cherner, T., Ellerbe, M., & Andrei, E. (2015). A rubric for revitalizing teacher reflection. Teacher Education Journal of South Carolina, 15(1), 39-56.

Andrei, E. (2014). Digital technology in three middle school English as a second language language arts classrooms. TESL Reporter, 47(1&2), 35-50.

Andrei, E. (2014). Multiliteracy in three English as a second language (ESL) middle school classrooms. Tapestry Journal, 6(1), 19-34.

-Non-Refereed Journal Articles and Monographs
Andrei, E., & Kibler, A. (2015). Linguistic minority students go to college – Book review. International Multilingual Research Journal, 9(2), 128-132. doi:10.1080/19313152.2015.1011266

Andrei, E., & Heny, N. (2013). The ELL writer: Moving beyond basics in the secondary classroom. Teachers College Record, Date Published: September 20, 2013, ID Number: 17254

Andrei, E., Salerno, A., & Heny, N. (accepted). Toward resource thinking: Steering language in online ESL teaching classrooms. Presentation at TESOL Convention, Baltimore, MD, April, 2016

Andrei, E., Ellerbe, M., & Cherner, T. (2014, November). Teacher study group: Teachers’ views, before and after. Presentation at Symposium on Second Language Writing, Tempe, AZ

Andrei, E., Ellerbe, M., & Cherner, T. (2014, November). Revitalizing teacher reflections. Presentation at National Council of Teacher of English Annual Convention, Washington, DC

Ellerbe, M., & Andrei, E. (2014, February). Collaboration is key: Improving teaching through reflective practices. Presentation at 35th Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum, Philadelphia, PA

Andrei, E. (2013, October). Using technology in teaching English language learners (ELLs): The case of three teachers. Poster presentation at American Association for Teaching and Curriculum, Chicago, IL

Kibler, A., Heny, N., Andrei, E. (2012, September). Adolescent L2 writing in U.S. Contexts: Exploring teachers' voices. Presentation at the 11th Symposium on Second Language Writing, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

TESOL Conferences of the Future Task Force, 2015-2016
TESOL 50th Anniversary Advisory Committee, 2013-2016
TESOL Professional Development Committee, 2013-2015