Office of Educator Preparation Directory
Jodie Flint, Ph.D., Director
As director of the Office of Educator Preparation, Dr. Flint works with departmental leaders across the University regarding educator certification requirements, assists in recruiting students from high-needs teaching fields into teacher education, and works with school district administrators to provide field experiences for students working toward initial teacher certification.
Before joining Texas State University
At the Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin, Jodie was the manager for organizational learning. In this position, she designed and implemented processes and tools to ensure that all staff learned from their work, codified and document what they learned, and shared that learning. These processes and tools supported generative, reflective, innovative and practical thinking, to move experience to knowledge--knowledge to solve problems of practice, shape new projects, inform guiding design principles, and strengthen professional practice.
Prior to joining the Dana Center in 2004, Jodie was an adjunct faculty member of the College of Education at the University of Texas at Austin, where she coordinated the TIES (Teacher Induction, Education, and Support) Program.
Jodie has 17 years of experience as a classroom teacher and campus administrator.
Ph.D., Curriculum Studies, The University of Texas at Austin
M.Ed., Education Administration (Principalship), Trinity University
B.A., English and Studio Art, Southwest Texas State University
Flint, J. (2011). Challenging “common sense”: Curriculum as a dynamic endeavor. Austin, TX: The Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin.
Flint, J.. & Howerton, D. (2011, second edition). Making the most of your coaching investment: Tools to strengthen your local instructional coaching program. Austin, TX: The Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin
Flint, J. (coauthor). (2011, second edition). Classroom walkthrough for continuous improvement: Strengthening teaching and learning. Austin, TX: The Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin.
Flint, J. (2004). Charting the course: Good schools for students and their teachers. Austin, TX: The Teacher Induction, Education, and Support Program, The College of Education at the University of Texas at Austin.
Jim Van Overschelde, Ph.D.
Co-Director, Evaluation and Research
Dr. Van Overschelde is leading the formative evaluation of the University’s educator preparation program, and is responsible for OEP’s data dissemination and reporting. Dr. Van Overschelde is also an assistant professor in Curriculum & Instruction teaching courses in research methods. His research interests include improving the quality of educator preparation, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education at the middle and high school levels, and in applying cognitive science research findings to the classroom in order to improve instruction and learning.
Michele Breeden, M. Ed.
Michele Breeden works in close collaboration with OEP’s director and staff to support the implementation of program expectations, and acts as a direct support for student teaching faculty. Her research interests include improving the quality of educator preparation, beginning teacher efficacy, developing teacher praxis, and literacy instruction.