Education

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

Teaching Experience

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 & II
    • EDUC 2286: Curriculum Development, Assessment and Evaluation II

Publications

Sprouse, M.L. “Racialized and gendered flights through history: Woolf’s Orlando and Alexie’s Flight.” Virginia Woolf Miscellany. (Forthcoming).
Sprouse, M.L. “The consequential validity of the M-STEP.” Language Arts Journal of Michigan. (June 2017). http://scholarworks.gvsu.edu/lajm/vol32/iss2/10/
Sprouse, M.L. “Social annotation: Multiple perspectives for deeper reading.” Voices from the Middle ONLINE. (Forthcoming, May 2017).
Sprouse, M.L. “Collaborative professional development through a critique protocol.” English Journal. (2016, November).

Presentations

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. (forthcoming March 2018). Pedagogies of rhetorical reading in first-year composition. To be presented at the CCCC Annual Convention, Kansas City, MO.
Sprouse, M.L. (forthcoming March 2018). Pedagogies of rhetorical reading in first-year composition. To be 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, June). Reading strategies and social annotation in the composition course. Presented at the 2017 CCCC Summer Conference, Clermont, OH. https://scholar.uc.edu/works/generic_works/bc388858z
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.

Research Positions

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

University Service

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.

Other Service

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.

Languages

Reading and writing competency in Spanish, Miami University, 2004
Basic reading proficiency in Latin, Miami University, 2003

Professional Memberships

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