Teacher EducationCheryl Thomas-Ph.D.

Office: Bishop Hall 408
Phone: (231) 591-2727
E-mail Address: thomasc@ferris.edu


Traverse City advising hours - Spring 2009 semester:

1/12 - 2-6 p.m.
2/16 - 2-6 p.m.
3/30 - 2-6 p.m.
4/20 - 2-5 p.m     

Education: Colorado University at Denver - Ph.D. Educational Leadership and Innovation
Ferris State University- Secondary & Central Administrative Certification
Western Michigan University- M.A. Teaching of Business Education
Western Michigan University - B.S. Business Education and General Business
Concentration: Administrative and Curricular Leadership
Dissertation Topic: "An Examination of Systemic Gaps in Preparation of Sunday School Teachers in the Church of the Nazarene"
Professional Experience: RTCT Ministries:
2008 - Transitional Ministry consultation to Churches in Distress
Nazarene Bible College:
1997-1998 Secretary to VP for Academic Affairs
Reish's Shoes
1969-1986 Partner
Teaching Experience: Ferris State University
Falcon District 49:
1998-2000 Vocational Alternative Education Teacher
Pikes Peak community College:
1997 Business Instructor
Coleman Community Schools:
1992-1997 Principal - Coleman High School
Macomb Community College:
1989-1992 Coordinator Business/Public Service Co-op
Three Rivers High School:
1978-1989 Vocational Business Teacher
Professional Development: PDK Summit, 2008
Higher Learning Commission Academy 2008
"What Post-moderism Means to You" 2008
Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals Converence 2007
Michigan Summit on Model Schools 2007
Making a Difference in Student Learning: Assessment as a Core Strategy, 2006
Participated in Professional Learning Community, "Enhancing On-line Learning"
Dream Big Converence for Growing Your Church, Gove city Church of the Nazarene
TEACH 2004, Professional Development for Sundy School Ministries, Flint Michigan
TEACH 2000, Professional Development for Sundy School Ministries, Sacramento California
Presentations/ Publications: Maintaining a Standard of Excellence. 2006, Lakeview, Michigan.
Harnessing the Energy of Your Advisory Committee. Michigan Conference on Career Education, February 2008.
An Innovative Alternative Approach to Certifying CTWE Teachers. 2006.
Techniques for working with Teens & CLT Professional Development for Sunday School Superintendents. presented at Team Day Conference, September 18, 2004, Cadillac, Michigan
Exploring the Relationships Among Teacher attitudes Toward Inservice and Job Satisfaction. presented at UCEA Convention 2000, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Extablishing a Support System for Articulation. a position paper co-authored by Don Garrett, avaiable through ERIC
Professional Memberships: Association for Career & Technical Education
Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals
Phi Delta Kappa
Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development
Michigan Association of School Boards