Jane Bluestein, Ph.D.
Current Work Experience
Keynote speaker and Seminar presenter; Program Development and Administration; Instruction and Staff Development; Supervision; Consultation; Content Development and Marketing, Website Development and Administration.
School climate, motivation and behavior management, learning needs, perfectionism, at-risk youth, and challenging colleagues. Win-win relationship and boundary issues in relationships. Perfectionism, self-care, and personal growth and development.
PRESIDENT/OWNER, Instructional Support Services, LLC, I.S.S. Publications, and Father Sky Industries. 1709 Father Sky Ct NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87112.
International consultant to schools, school districts, educational service centers, professional associations, mental health and community organizations, business and women’s groups, presenting inservice training, staff development, and parent-education programs. Keynote and presenter with experience on five continents.
Director of I.S.S. Publications/Father Sky Publishing, involved in all aspects of development, production, marketing, and distribution of books and ePubs, audio and video resources, podcasts, games, and stationery items. Primarily responsible for Web site development and administration.
VOLUNTEER, working as a counselor and staff support member, staff development and coaching resource at various times for Ernie Pyle Middle School and Hogares Del Sol, Day Treatment program for high risk teens, Albuquerque, NM.
UNIVERSITY INSTRUCTOR, classes on literacy, instruction, and behavior management at University of New Mexico, Western New Mexico University, College of Santa Fe, Eastern New Mexico University, Midwestern State University (TX), Adams State College (CO), Aurora University (WI) and University of Hawaii (Honolulu and Hilo Campuses), University of Helsinki.
ASSOCIATE EDITOR, Families in Recovery, a parenting magazine for parents in recovery and adult children from families with a history of addiction or alcoholism.
PROGRAM COORDINATOR, APS-UNM Graduate Intern Program. University of New Mexico, Elementary Education, Albuquerque, NM, 87131. Coordinated program development, administration, and evaluation. Supervised first-year teachers, led weekly seminars that addressed instructional and other support needs.
CLINICAL SUPERVISOR (for graduate Interns and preservice teachers), University of New Mexico, Elementary Education, Albuquerque, NM, 87131.
COORDINATOR, VOLUNTEER COUNSELING & TRAINING PROGRAM and CRISIS INTERVENTION COUNSELOR, Pittsburgh Free Clinic, Pittsburgh, PA.
CLASSROOM TEACHER (middle school math, various grades at elementary level), Pittsburgh Public Schools, Pittsburgh, PA.
Managing 21st Century Classrooms: How Do I Avoid Ineffective Classroom Management Practices? Published by ASCD, Alexandria, VA.
The Perfection Deception; High School’s Not Forever; Creating Emotionally Safe Schools; Mentors, Masters & Mrs. MacGregor: Stories of Teachers Making a Difference; Parents, Teens & Boundaries: How to Draw the Line; The Parent’s Little Book of Lists: Do’s and Don’ts of Effective Parenting, and Daily Riches, a gratitude journal, published by Health Communications, Inc., Deerfield Beach, FL.
Magic, Miracles and Synchronicity: A Journal of Abundance and Gratitude; The Beginning Teacher’s Resource Handbook; Rx: Handwriting; Parents in a Pressure Cooker; ParentTapes; ParentTapes on CD; TeacherTapes; stationery items and games for teachers and parents. Published by I.S.S. Publications/Father Sky Publishing, Albuquerque, NM.
Video programs and webinars for various organizations including American School Counselors Association, Lorman, Teacher Coach, and Quality Educational Materials.
Magazine articles, excerpts, and interviews for numerous publications, blogs, and syndicated resources, including PopSugar, YourTango, Salon, Real Simple, BlogSpot Radio, Jezebel, A+ Parenting Advice, and other sites. Details and copies available upon request. See list of print and Internet press materials for more information.
Parents’ Choice Award (The Parent’s Little Book of Lists: Do’s and Don’ts of Effective Parenting and Parents, Teens and Boundaries: How to Draw the Line); Athena Award for Excellence in Mentorship (Mentors, Masters and Mrs. MacGregor: Stories of Teachers Making a Difference)
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, Pittsburgh, PA, 15260.
1977-1980 DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY, Curriculum and Supervision with focus on Program Analysis and Design; Student Motivation and Empowerment. Dissertation entitled “Developing Responsible Learning Behaviors Through Peer Interaction.”
1973-1974 MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING, Elementary Education. Teaching Internship with Pittsburgh Public Schools; specialization in Individualized Instruction.
1969-1973 BACHELOR OF SCIENCE, Elementary Education, Comparative Literature.
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