Erin McNeill is a Professional Learning Specialist for Keep Indiana Learning, a department of Central Indiana Educational Service Center. Erin spent sixteen years in the classroom as an English Language Arts and English as a New language teacher and coordinator, and two years as a member of the Literacy, Culture, and Language Education department at Indiana University where she trained preservice teachers.
Dr. McNeill received a Doctorate in Literacy, Culture, and Language Education from Indiana University in 2020. She continues to teach as an adjunct in the department of Curriculum and Instruction at Indiana University teaching English education courses. Her research focuses on asset-based strategies for linguistically and culturally diverse learners and the application of culturally responsive pedagogies in undergraduate education courses. Dr. McNeill argues that by using a pedagogy of acompañamiento classrooms become spaces where students can share family stories, life experiences, and funds of knowledge. The revelations in student stories can be used to build culturally relevant curriculum based on students’ experiences and interests.
Dr. McNeill is a dedicated education professional experienced in teaching, research, and service in the areas of literacy, English as a second language, elementary reading, English, and English education courses. She combines a focus on student achievement with a passion for scholarly work, presenting and publishing at conferences, and maintaining thought leadership in peer-reviewed journals. She is deeply invested in earning tenure through administrative service, committee contributions, and an achievement-oriented approach to teaching. Dr. McNeill is adept at leading lectures, conducting seminars, supervising field experience work, preparing lessons, and publishing research findings in academic journals. She holds exceptional teaching skills, academic writing, organization, strong communication, and interpersonal abilities, and computer competencies.
SKILL SET: Instructional Leadership | Speaking | Academic Culture and Climate | Professional Learning and Advancement | Student mentoring | Conference participation | Management of material resources | Learning strategies | Quality control analysis | Academic committees | Curriculum development | Didactic training | Exceptional Interpersonal and Communication Skills