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Dr. Nancy K. French

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Phone: (303) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: n***@***.edu
University of Colorado Denver
1380 Lawrence Street
Denver, Colorado 80204
United States

 
Background

Employment History

  • Director
    PAR2A Center
  • Executive Director of the Center and Research Professor
    School of Education and Human Development of the University of Colorado Denver

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Ph.D.
25 Total References
Web References
Staff Bios - PAR²A Center
www.paracenter.org, 23 Sept 2013 [cached]
Nancy K. French
Founder of the PAR²A Center
Dr. Nancy French, Ph.D. founded the PAR²A Center in 1994. She retired from her positions as the Executive Director of the center and Research Professor at the School of Education and Human Development of the University of Colorado Denver in December 2006. After her retirement, Dr. French has continued to maintain ties and remain involved in many activities of the center. Dr. French has more than 30 years of experience in education. She has been studying the employment and supervision of paraprofessionals in education for nearly 20 years. She has researched the roles and responsibilities of paraprofessionals and has used her research findings to develop a statewide training system for paraeducators in Colorado. She has published over 50 articles and chapters â€" many of which are about paraprofessionals. She consults with school districts to set up systems that maintain high standards for paraprofessional-professional teams.
PAR²A Center | About Us | Staff Bios
www.paracenter.org, 8 Dec 2008 [cached]
Nancy French
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Nancy K. French Founder of the PAR²A Center
Dr. Nancy French, Ph.D., founded the PAR2A Center in 1994. She retired from her positions as he Executive Director of the Center and Research Professor at the School of Education and Human Development of the University of Colorado Denver in December 2006. After her retirement, Dr. French has continued to maintain ties and remain involved in many activities of the Center. Dr. French has more than 30 years of experience in education. She has been studying the employment and supervision of paraprofessionals in education for nearly 20 years. She has researched the roles and responsibilities of paraprofessionals and has used her research findings to develop a statewide training system for paraeducators in Colorado. She has published over 50 articles and chapters , many of which are about paraprofessionals. She consults with school districts to set up systems that maintain high standards for paraprofessional-professional teams.
Para-Educators Help Teachers with LD Students
www.iedx.org, 23 April 2003 [cached]
To make the best use of these potentially important resources, teachers may be able to forge strong ties with para-educators who assist LD students, according to a September 2002 paper by Nancy K. French, an associate research professor of education at the University of Colorado at Denver, and director of the Denver-based PAR2A Center, which has resources for training para-educators.French's key recommendations for teachers working with paraprofessionals:
Provide early orientation.Paraprofessionals should be made familiar with their schools before beginning work, "to ensure the safety and privacy of [special education] students." Anticipate work styles.By observing the para-professional's work habits early on, potential differences and problems can be avoided. Assign jobs.Supply written detailed task information and work plans (legally and ethically, para-educators cannot develop their own plans).French advises that tasks be delegated "judiciously" to para-professionals to maximize productivity and foster new skills. Give feedback.Para-educators benefit from continuous, specific feedback on job performance to develop and hone work skills. Document performance.Consistent observation of their work will help improve para-educators' overall job performance.
By following her suggested strategies, French contends that para-educators are more likely to "function appropriately in an LD program" and successfully assist teachers with students they otherwise may be unprepared to educate.
Also on March 1, Nancy ...
www.paracenter.org, 17 Feb 2012 [cached]
Also on March 1, Nancy French, founder of the PAR²A Center, is presenting a session called, "Helping Kids Read Fluently.
Managing Paraeducators in Your School - IRIS Media Inc.
www.lookiris.com, 20 Sept 2007 [cached]
Nancy K French
"Nancy French's new book provides wide-ranging information, ideas, and strategies to effectively utilize paraeducator support in today's schools.
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French gives specific guidelines for working with paraeducators in Special Education, Title 1, Bilingual (ESL), School Library/Media Center, General and Special Education Classrooms, Speech/Language Pathology, and Health Care Services, helping teachers and administrators make the right decisions for their districts and schools.
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Nancy K French, Ph.D., is an Associate Research Professor at the University of Colorado at Denver. She is also the Director of the PARA Center, which developed the CO-TOP Model for training paraeductors.
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