Ph.D. in English and Education, expected 2021, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
MAT in Secondary Education, May 2007, Western New Mexico University, Gallup, NM
BA in English Literature; minor in Spanish, May 2004, Miami University, Oxford, OH
summa cum laude, University Honors
Honors Thesis: Reading Penelope and Molly: An Intertextual Analysis of the Representations of Women in Homer’s Odyssey and Joyce’s Ulysses
Graduate Student Instructor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2016 – present
ENG 125: Writing and Academic Inquiry
EDUC 307: Practicum
Instructor, Central New Mexico Community College, Albuquerque, NM, 2014-2016
EDUC 2285/2286: Curriculum Development, Assessment and Evaluation I & II
Sprouse, M.L. “Racialized and Gendered Flights through History: Woolf’s Orlando and Alexie’s Flight.” Virginia Woolf Miscellany. Under review.
Sprouse, M.L. “The Consequential Validity of the M-STEP.” Language Arts Journal of Michigan. Revised and resubmitted.
Sprouse, M.L. “Social Annotation: Multiple Perspectives for Deeper Reading.” Voices from the Middle ONLINE. (Forthcoming, 2017, May).
Sprouse, M.L. “Collaborative Professional Development through a Critique Protocol.” English Journal. (2016, November).
Sprouse, M.L. (forthcoming, July 2017). Collaborative digital annotation. To be presented at the International Literacy Association Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
Sprouse, M.L. (2017, June). Reading strategies and social annotation in the composition course. Presented at the 2017 CCCC Summer Conference, Clermont, OH.
Sprouse, M.L. (2017, April). The Pedagogy of Collaborative Annotation. Webinar hosted by Hypothes.is.
Sprouse, M.L. (2017, April). Collaborative annotation as discussion forum 2.0. Webinar hosted by Hypothes.is.
Sprouse, M.L. (2017, March). The consequential validity of the M-STEP. Presented at the GSCO/BET School of Education Student Research Conference, Ann Arbor, MI.
Limlamai, N., Day, J., Van Eyk, K, Carlson, M. and Sprouse, M.L. (2017, March). Cultivating a peer review culture that engages in productive conflict. Presented at the GSCO/BET School of Education Student Research Conference, Ann Arbor, MI.
Sprouse, M.L., Caldwell, S. & Siow, V. (2016, November). Student and teacher critique: advocating for our own improvement. Presented at the NCTE Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.
Sprouse, M. L., Abeita, T., Chapo, R., Charlie, S. & Jaramillo, E. (2016, March). Writing ourselves as heroes: 8th grade girls’ responses to Bruchac’s Killer of Enemies. Presented at the Native American Literature Symposium, Albuquerque, NM.
Sprouse, M.L. (2016, January). Text annotation: Getting students to think while they read. Presented at the Teach for America New Mexico Teaching Expo, Albuquerque, NM.
Siow, V., Caldwell S., & Sprouse, M.L. (2015, November). Teaching Native American literature in the middle grades: developing literacy, empathy, and inquiry through units rooted in essential questions. Presented at NCTE Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
Caldwell, S. Krause, J., Siow, V. & Sprouse, M.L. (2015, August). Portfolios as performance assessments in Native American literature. Webinar hosted by ASCD.
Siow, V., Caldwell S., & Sprouse, M.L. (2015, March). Perspectives on teaching Native American literature in an urban middle school. Presented at The Native American Literature Symposium, Albuquerque, NM.
Siow, V., Caldwell S., & Sprouse, M.L. (2014, November). Using Understanding by Design (UbD) to create authentic literature studies. Presented at the New Mexico Indian Education Summit, Albuquerque, NM.
Mitchell, M.L. (2004, May). An intertextual analysis of the representations of women in Homer’s Odyssey and Joyce’s Ulysses. Poster presented at the Undergraduate Research Symposium, Miami University, Oxford, OH.
2017 First Year Summer Research Project, Assistant to Dr. Anne Ruggles Gere
University of Michigan
Awards and Recognition
2014-2015 Native American Community Academy Teacher of the Year
2015 Golden Apple Excellence in Teaching Award Nominee
2014 National Board for Professional Teaching Certification in English Language
Arts, Early Adolescence
2004 Phi Beta Kappa
2004 Phi Beta Phi
2003 Miami University Undergraduate Summer Scholar
Academic Fellowships and Grants
2017-2018 OER Research Fellowship
2017 Rackham Travel Grant for Conference Presentation
2017 English and Education Travel Grant for Conference Presentation
2016 Rackham Travel Grant for Conference Presentation
Judge, Feinberg Family Writing Prize, English Department Writing Program, University of Michigan, 2017.
Reviewer, Summer Conference Proposals, Conference on English Education, 2017.
Judge, Norman T. Mailer High School Writing Award, NCTE, 2016.
Faculty Advisor, Eye of the Eagle, Native American Community Academy, Albuquerque, NM, 2015-2016
Faculty co-founder, co-advisor and editor for student literary magazine
Participant, End of Course Assessment Conference and Standard Setting Meeting, July 2014, Santa Fe, NM
Undergraduate Resident Director, Miami University, Oxford, OH, 2003-2004
Overall administration of upperclass residence hall; Supervised, trained, and evaluated resident assistants; Provided general management of conduct and informal counseling for 98 residents
Editor, Inklings, Miami University, Oxford, OH, 2002-2003
Published biannual issues of undergraduate literary magazine
Prior Professional Experience
Teacher, Native American Community Academy, Albuquerque, NM, 2007-2016
Native American Literature, 6-8th grade
Teacher, Tse Yi Gai High School, Pueblo Pintado, NM, 2004-2007
Title 1 Reading, 10th grade English, Communications
Teacher, Teach for America Summer Institute, Houston, TX, 2004
Teaching Assistant, Miami University, Oxford, OH, 2002-2003
EDL 304, The Nature of Group Leadership
Reading and writing competency in Spanish, Miami University, 2004
Basic reading proficiency in Latin, Miami University, 2003
Conference on College Composition and Communication
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
National Council of Teachers of English
International Literacy Association
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Teach for America