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
Graduate Student Instructor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2016 – present
- ENG 125: Writing and Academic Inquiry
- EDUC 302/304: Problems and Principles of Secondary Education
- EDUC 307: Practicum II
Instructor, Central New Mexico Community College, Albuquerque, NM, 2014-2016
- EDUC 2285: Curriculum Development, Assessment, and Evaluation I
- EDUC 2286: Curriculum Development, Assessment, and Evaluation II
Sprouse, M.L. “Social annotation: Multiple perspectives for deeper reading.” Voices from the Middle. (Forthcoming, December 2018).
Sprouse, M.L. (forthcoming November 2018). Bogged down by blogs: Negotiating authentic reflective practices with pre-service teachers. To be presented to presented at the NCTE Annual Conference, Houston, TX.
Sprouse, M.L. (forthcoming June 2018). Social annotation as transcontextualization in graduate reading practices. To be presented to presented at the I Annotate Conference, San Francisco, CA.
Sprouse, M.L. (forthcoming May 2018). Social annotation and layered readings in composition. To be presented to presented at the Computers and Writing Conference, Fairfax, VA.
Sprouse, M.L. (2018, March). Pedagogies of rhetorical reading in first-year composition. Presented at the CCCC Annual Convention, Kansas City, MO.
Sprouse, M.L. (2018, March). Pedagogies of rhetorical reading in first-year composition. Presented at the CCCC Research Network Forum, Kansas City, MO.
Sprouse, M.L. (2017, July). Collaborative digital annotation. Presented at the International Literacy Association Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
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, J. 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
Awards and Recognition
Native American Community Academy Teacher of the Year, 2014-2015
New Mexico Golden Apple Excellence in Teaching Award Nominee. 2015
National Board for Professional Teaching Certification, English Language Arts, Early Adolescence, 2014
Phi Beta Kappa, 2004
Phi Beta Phi, 2004
Miami University Undergraduate Summer Scholar, 2003
Academic Fellowships and Grants
Open Educational Resources Research Fellowship, 2017-2018
Rackham Travel Grant for Conference Presentation, 2016, 2017
English and Education Travel Grant for Conference Presentation, 2017
Graduate Student Workshop Chair, 2018 GSCO/BET Graduate Student Research Conference, University of Michigan, 2018.
On-call writer, Rackham Graduate School and Sweetland Writing Center Writing Together Session, University of Michigan, 2017.
Presenter, English Department Writing Program Craft Session, University of Michigan, 2017.
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.
Editor, Inklings, Miami University, Oxford, OH, 2002-2003.
Prior Professional Experience
Teacher, Native American Literature, 6-8th grade, Native American Community Academy, Albuquerque, NM, 2007-2016.
Teacher, Title 1 Reading, 10th grade English, Communications, Tse Yi Gai High School, Pueblo Pintado, NM, 2004-2007.
Teacher, Bilingual Pre-Kindergarten, Teach for America Summer Institute, Houston, TX, 2004.
Teaching Assistant, EDL 304, The Nature of Group Leadership, Miami University, Oxford, OH, 2002-2003.
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