Cerezo, Nancy

Title: Associate Professor

Department: Education

Phone: 352-588-8114

Email: nancy.cerezo@saintleo.edu

Education:

  • Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction, University of North Carolina Greensboro
  • MS Education – Educational Leadership, North Carolina A & T State University
  • MS Education – Reading, North Carolina A & T State University
  • Bachelor of Arts – Elementary Education, University of Florida

Biography:
Dr. Cerezo has been teaching at the university level since 2002. Her areas of expertise are mathematics methods in education, field experiences, and middle grades methodology. She currently serves as program administration for the Undergraduate Education Department as the Middle Grades/Secondary Education programs.

Community Affiliation:

  • Research Council of Mathematics Learning (RCML)
    • Conference Chair for 2016 Annual Conference
    • Served two years on Conference Committee
    • Served as peer reviewer for Proceeding Papers – 2012-2014
    • Served as peer reviewer for conference presentation proposals – 2013-2015
    • Presented at annual conferences – 2012-2015
    • Member since 2009
  • National Council of Mathematics (NCTM)
    • Serves on Editorial Board for the journal Teaching Children Math
    • Member since 2005
  • Association for Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education (AILACTE)
    • Serves on Editorial Board for the organization’s journal
    • Member since 2005
  • Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE)
    • Presented at annual conference – 2003, 2007, 2016
    • Member since 2004

Teaching & Professional Interests:
Research and practices in reading and math methodology for elementary and middle school teachers are the main areas of focus. Incorporating research strategies into classroom practice through the use of real world scenarios/application, in particular with the implementation of problem-based learning techniques is of high interest. Other research interests entail the use of reading strategies within the mathematics content areas, vocabulary instruction and infusion in the mathematics classroom, and the importance of using manipulatives when providing instruction in mathematics. Utilizing various strategies when teaching my classes as well as sharing these strategies with education majors is done within my teaching responsibilities.

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