Gaye Jenkins, Ed.D.

Gaye Jenkins, Ed.D.
Chair, Department of Education
B.Ed., University of Sussex, UK; M.Ed., Lesley University, MA; Ed.D., California Coast University
(970) 943-2033
Office Location: 
Crawford Hall 103
Education Department
Academic Program: 
Master of Arts in Education


2003 – 2007          Doctorate in Education

California Coast University, Santa Ana, CA

Dissertation: “An Investigation of the Relationship between Increased Spanish Skills of Classroom Teachers & Effectiveness in Direct Interactions with Spanish-Speaking Students & Parents.”

1997 – 1998          Master’s in Education

Emphasis: Computers & Technology in Education, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA

1991 – 2009        Professional Teacher License

State of Colorado, K-12 P.E., 6-12 French, 6-12 Spanish

1975 – 1979        Bachelor of Education (Hons.)

Emphasis: Education & Physical Education, West Sussex Institute of Higher Education, University of Sussex, England

Research Interests:

Mainstream teachers meeting the needs of all culturally & linguistically diverse students; Environmental Education and Farm-to-Cafeteria projects for community health and connected curricular learning; Arts Integration for higher cross-curricular achievement; Effectiveness of online and blended learning environments for all aged learners.

Professional Experience:

Adjunct Faculty – National Program Lesley University - 1998 - 2012

·         Technology in Education M.Ed. program, taught:

o   ECOMP 5016 Multimedia in the Classroom – F2F & Online

o   ECOMP 6010 Video as Educational Technology – F2F & Online

o   ECOMP 6016 Teaching & Learning with Digital Media - hybrid

·         Integrated Teaching through the Arts (ITA) M.Ed. program, taught:

o   EARED 6109 Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment - hybrid

o   EARTS 6008 Arts and Technology – weekend cohort & hybrid

o   EARED 7100 Educator Inquiry: Seminar and Thesis Project - hybrid

·         Assisted with faculty development moving from F2F to online formats and integrating technology across all disciplines in ITA program

Founder – LingoLynx, LLC (an educational services business) - 2001 – 2012

·         Created innovative instructional system for adult 2nd language acquisition

·         Developed & implemented Train the Trainers model for sustainable widespread roll-out within public and private sectors

·         Designed software & multimedia materials to extend student learning

·         Supported & trained regional & national associates in sales & instruction

·         Worked with school districts & institutions of higher learning nationally

 Adjunct Faculty - Colorado Mountain College - 1986 – 2006       

·         Taught language classes & facilitated Reality Spanish® for faculty & staff

·         Facilitated faculty development as ‘Effective Teaching’ course

Teacher of Foreign Languages - Buena Vista High School - 1990 – 2001       

·         Taught all levels French & Spanish (I-IV) & AP French

·         Developed curriculum  & assessments, aligned with national standards

·         Created International Program and escorted students to Europe & Costa Rica

Teacher of French and P.E. – Therfield School, Leatherhead, UK – 1979 – 1981

·         Taught mid-level French

·         Instructed diverse P.E. classes; coached field hockey, tennis & gymnastics


Outstanding Foreign Language Teacher of the Year – Spanish. State of Colorado. Awarded by: University of Northern Colorado - 2001

Foreign Language Teacher of the Year. State of Colorado. Awarded by: Colorado  Congress of Foreign Language Teachers - 1997


Reality Spanish® & Reality English® courses – 12 separate courses designed for functional, connective language across the following sectors: Education, Healthcare, Law Enforcement, Construction, Manufacturing, Service Industry, Office & Banking, Church Communities, general community members. © 2001 – 2009

·         Instructional multimedia and print materials

·         Coordinated software, Audio CDs & print materials for students

·         Assessment instruments to measure effectiveness/impact

·         Training DVD for certified trainers/facilitators

Multimedia projects for the beginning language learner: SOCALLT ’02 Creating Cross-Cultural Communication: Critical Goal of Technology-Enhanced Language Instruction. 2002, Ute S. Lahaie,Editor.

Integrating Today’s Multimedia in the Foreign Language Classroom. PEALS: Journal of Colorado Congress of Foreign Language Teachers. Vol 13, Spring 1998.


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