Ginny Birky

Ginny BirkyProfessor

Educational Foundations and Leadership Dept.
Telephone: 503-554-2854
E-mail: gbirky@georgefox.edu 


Ginny has a PhD in Education from Oregon State University, an MS from Ohio State University, and a BS from Goshen College (Indiana).  She came to George Fox University in 2000 and currently teaches doctoral students, as well as those seeking a masters degree or administrative license in education.  She previously taught MAT students and for six of those years, was director and co-chair of the MAT department.  Prior to George Fox, Ginny taught at the secondary level in Jamaica, Ohio, Colorado, and Oregon, as well as three years at Oregon State University.  Her research interests include high school reform, teacher leadership, and co-teaching/school-university partnerships.

Ginny grew up in the Indiana and is married to Karl, a civil engineer with a specialty in traffic engineering.  Together they enjoy hiking high mountains and having company for meals. 

 

PUBLICATIONS

Birky, G. (2012). Joy. In A. Dee & G. Tiffin (Eds.), Faithful education: Themes and values for teaching, learning, and leading. (pp. 19-42).  Eugene (OR): Wipf and Stock.

Harrison, S., & Birky, G. (2011). Revisiting teacher leadership: Perceptions of teachers and principals.  Northwest Passages: Journal of Educational Practices, 9(2), 35-46.

Birky, G. (2009).  Spotlight on Success: What’s working in Oregon high schools? Ten documents posted on Oregon Department of Education website: http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=1696

Shelton, M., Birky, V. D., & Headley, W. S. (2008). Encouraging teacher leaders. In W. K. Hoy & M. DiPaola (Eds.), Improving schools: Studies in leadership and culture: Vol. 7. Research and theory in educational leadership (7th ed., pp. 169-191). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Shelton, M., Birky, G., & Headley, W. S. (2007, April).  Encouraging teachers to be leaders.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Birky, V.D., Shelton, M., & Headley, W.S. (2006).  An administrator's challenge: Encouraging teachers to be Leaders.  NASSP Bulletin 90(2), 87-101.  (NASSP Bulletin is a journal of the National Association of Secondary School Principals.)

Headley, W. S., Shelton, M. and Birky, G. (2004). “Site Councils in Oregon High Schools 2004 Council Chairs’ Views: A Preliminary Report.”  Presented to the Oregon Department of Education.

Birky, G. & Ward, C. (2003).  Perspectives of teacher leaders in an educational reform environment: Finding meaning in their involvement.  Scholar-Practitioner Quarterly (2)1, 9-22.

Carr, K. & Birky, G. (2003).  High talkers, low talkers, and internet message boards.  In D. Lassner & C. McNaught (Eds.), Proceedings of EDMEDIA 2003, World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia, and Telecommunications, June 28-23, 2003, Honolulu, HI, 1818-1821.

Birky, V. (2001).  Doctoral Dissertation: Perspectives of teacher leaders in an educational reform environment: Finding meaning in their involvement.  Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR.

PRESENTATIONS AT PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCES

Birky, G. (2014, February). Teaching strategies that encourage student collaboration.  Presented at the annual Mennonite Educators Conference, Washington, D.C.

Birky, G. (2014, February). Faithful education.  Presented at the annual Mennonite Educators Conference, Washington, D.C.

Morton, B., & Birky, G. (2013, May). Creating mutually beneficial university – school partnerships for teacher education: A unique co-teaching model with professional development.  Presented at the annual conference of Northwest Association of Teacher Educators, Pullman, WA.

Morton, B., & Birky, G. (2013, May).  A co-teaching partnership with professional development: A winning combination! Presented at the International Christian Community for Teacher Education, Newberg, OR.

Morton, B., & Birky, G. (2013, February). Re-envisioning clinical practice through partnerships:  How co-teaching, co-researching, and co-educating can create a mutually beneficial partnership.  Presented at the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Orlando, FL.

Morton, B., & Birky, G. (2013, February). Co-teaching partnerships with professional development: A unique model of clinical practice for teacher education.  Presented at the annual conference of Oregon Association for Teacher Educators, Portland, OR.

Harrison, S., & Birky, G. (2012, April). Teacher leadership: What do principals and teachers perceive about roles, characteristics, and qualities? Paper presented at the annual meeting of American Education Research Association, Vancouver, B.C. 

Morton, B., & Birky, G. (2012, April). Innovative partnerships in teacher preparation programs: Re-thinking the clinical practice model for school improvement. Presented at the annual meeting of International Network on School, Family, and Community Partnerships, Vancouver, B.C.

Harrison, S., & Birky, G. (2012, January). The perceptions of principals and teachers related to teacher leadership: Roles, characteristics, and qualities. Paper presented at the annual meeting of Oregon Association for Teacher Educators, Salem, OR. 

Birky, G. (2011, April). Successful Models of High School Reform: Implications for Educators of Secondary Teachers and Administrators. Paper presented at the annual meeting of Northwest Association of Teacher Educators, Lacey, WA.

Harrison, S., & Birky, G. (2011, April). Revisiting Teacher Leadership: Differences in Educator Perceptions.  Paper co-presented at the annual meeting of Northwest Association of Teacher Educators, Lacey, WA.

Birky, G. (2010, April). Models of Successful High School Reform: Implications for Practitioners in Secondary Education and Professors of Educational Leadership. Paper presented at National Council of Professors of Educational Administration, Phoenix, AZ.

Birky, G. (2009, April). Creating a sense of community in Oregon high schools: Practices for success. Presented at Oregon Association of Career and Technical Education, Salishan, OR.

Birky, G. (2009, April). Creating a sense of community in high schools: Successful models that work.  Presented at the annual meeting of American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA. 

Birky, G. (2009, February). Spotlight on success: What works in Oregon high schools.  Presented at the annual meeting of Oregon Association for Teacher Educators, Portland, OR.

Birky, G. (2008, April). Building pathways to student success: Stories of high school reform that inspire educators to embrace and initiate effective change.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of Oregon Association for Career and Technical Education, Sun River, OR.

Birky, G. (2008, March). Teacher education and high school reform: Stories that inspire future teachers to embrace, promote, and initiate change. Paper presented at American Education Research Association, New York, NY.

Birky, G. (2008, March). High school reform: Powerful stories that inspire educators to embrace, promote, and initiate effective change.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of Oregon Association for Teacher Educators, Salem, OR. 

Birky, V., & Shelton, M. (2007, April). Encouraging teachers to be leaders.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL. 

Shelton, M., & Birky, V. (2007, February). An administrator’s challenge: Encouraging teachers to be leaders. Paper presented at the annual meeting of National Association of Secondary School Principals, Las Vegas, NV. 

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