Susan Gapp

Susan Gapp

Associate Professor

CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

Delzell Education Center 219C

Phone: (605) 677-6311

Email: Susan.Gapp@usd.edu

Bio:

Elementary teacher in K-12 for ten years. For five years worked as a Reading Recovery Teacher Leader training teachers and teaching children in Reading Recovery, an intervention for struggling readers. Currently work with pre-service and veteran teachers in the areas of reading instruction and assessment.


Teaching Interests:

Reading Methods and Reading Intervention.


Research Interests:

Reading methods, reading intervention, early literacy, teacher education, diverse learners.


Education:

  • EDD, Curriculum and Instruction, The University of South Dakota, 2006
  • MA, Elementary Education, The University of South Dakota, 1999
  • BA, Elementary Education, The University of South Dakota, 1988

Grants:

  • Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability and Reform (CEEDAR), CEEDAR Center/South Dakota Department of Education. Grant Role: Principal. (2014 - 2017)

Publications:

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  • Williams, Jing, and Gapp, Susan. Counting on Grace. In Notable books, notable lessons: Putting social studies back in the K-8 curriculum, edited by Andrea S. Libresco, Jeannette Balantic, Mary Battenfeld. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2017.
  • Chen, H H., Liang, Y C., Gapp, Susan, Newland, Lisa, and Giger, Jarod T.. Direct and indirect links between the couple relationship and child school outcomes, 658-673. Vol. 85, Iss. 4. Journal of Experimental Education, 2017.
  • Cheeseman, Gary, and Gapp, Susan. Fifth Grade Voices Integrating Storytelling into Classroom Instruction: A Phenomenological Study, 20-34. Vol. 1, Iss. 3. Education Practice and Innovation, 2014. (DOI: 10.15764?EPI.2014.03004)
  • Newland, Lisa, Chen, Hui-Hua, Coyl-Shepherd, Diana, Liang, Yi-Ching, Carr, Ellian, Dykstra, Emily, and Gapp, Susan. Parent and Child Perspectives on Mothering and Fathering: The Influence of Ecocultural Niches, 534-552. Vol. 183, Iss. 3-4. Early Child Development and Care, 2013.
  • Cheeseman, Gary, and Gapp, Susan. Integrating Storytelling into the Mindset of Prospective Teachers of American Indian Students. Edited by Alan H. Jones and Heather L. Hazuka, 24 -32. Vol. 19, Iss. 4. San Francisco, CA: Multicultural Education/Caddo Gap Press, 2012.
  • Pietrzak, Dale, Engelking, Jeri, Reed, Kristine, Gapp, Susan, and Bosse, Sherrie. Motivations and Deterrents for Entering the Teaching Field in a Rural State, 18-33. Vol. 4, Iss. 2. Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2011.
  • Hovland, Michelle, Gapp, Susan, and Theis, Becky. LOOK: Examing the Concept of Learning to Look at Print. Edited by Phillip Feldman, 128-138. Vol. 48, Iss. 3. Reading Improvement, 2011.
  • Newland, Lisa, Gapp, Susan, Jacobs, Gera, Reisetter, Marcia, Syed, Daniela C., Wu, Chih-Hsiu, and . Mothers' Beliefs and Involvement: Links with Preschool Literacy Development. The International Journal of Psychology: A Biopsychosocial Approach , 2011.
  • Bosse, Sherrie, Duncan, Kelly, Gapp, Susan, and Newland, Lisa. Supporting American Indian students in the transition to postsecondary education, 33-51. Vol. 23, Iss. 2. Journal of the First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, 2011.
  • Gapp, Susan, Zalud, Garreth, and Pietrzak, Dale. End of Intervention Reading Recoveyr Decisions and Subsequent Achievement. Edited by Phillip Feldman, 9-18. Vol. 46, Iss. 1. Mobile Alabama: Reading Improvement, 2009.
  • Gapp, Susan, Zalud, Garreth, and Pietrzak, Dale. Can Reading Recovery End of Intervention Status Decision Predict Later Achievement? A South Dakota Study., 60-65. Vol. Spring. Journal of Reading Recovery, 2008.

Awards and Honors:

  • Belba- Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching Nominee, The University of South Dakota, 2018
  • Belbas- Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching Nominee, The University of South Dakota, 2017
  • Belbas- Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching Nominee, The University of South Dakota, 2012
  • Belbas- Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching Nominee, The University of South Dakota, 2011
  • Belbas- Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching Nominee, The University of South Dakota, 2010
  • Belbas- Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching Nominee, The University of South Dakota, 2009
  • Belbas- Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching Nominee, The University of South Dakota, 2008
  • Belbas- Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching Nominee, The University of South Dakota, 2007
  • Belbas- Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching Nominee, The University of South Dakota, 2006

Presentations:

  • Gapp, Susan, McCoy, Christine, . Stirring the Pot: Planning for Active Engagement in the College Classroom. Presented at the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers 2017 Conference: Engaging All Readers through Explorations of Literacy, Language & Culture , St. Petersburg, FL. (November 3, 2017)
  • Curtin, Susan, Gapp, Susan, Shudak, Nicholas, EastonBrooks, Donald. Cultural Responsiveness in South Dakota: Scaling Up through Collaboration, Engagement, Education, Development, and Response to Local Needs.
  • EastonBrooks, Donald, Gapp, Susan, Shudak, Nicholas. Culturally Responsive Pedagogy in Educator Preparation Programs [Webinar]. Presented at the Collaborations for Effective Educator Development, Accountability, and Reform [CEEDAR/AIR] Webinar Series, Vermillion. (April 11, 2017)
  • Gapp, Susan, McCoy, Christine. Developing Collaborative Learning Communities Across University in Teacher Preparation Programs. Presented at the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers 2016 Conference, Literacy: The Critical Role of Teacher Knowledge, Myrtle Beach, SC. (November 5, 2016)
  • Williams, Jing, Gapp, Susan. What do war letters reveal? Integrating reading and writing in K-12 social studies curriculum. Presented at the Technology & Innovation in Education [TIE] Conference, Sioux Falls, SD. (April 12, 2016)
  • Gapp, Susan, McCoy, Christine. Utilizing Collaborative Online Learning Environments with Pre-service Teachers Across Universities. Presented at the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers 2015 Conference, Costa Mesa, CA. (November 2015)
  • Kindle, Karen, Gapp, Susan. Reading teacher self-efficacy: A programmatic perspective. Presented at the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers, Florida. (November 2014)
  • Gapp, Susan, Cheeseman, Gary. Integrating Culturally Relevant Pedagogy in the K-12 Classrooms. Presented at the Exploring the World of Literacy 2013: Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers 57th Annual Conference, Dallas, TX. (November 1, 2013)
  • Cheeseman, Gary, Gapp, Susan. Utilizing Story Telling as Culturally Relevant Pedagogy. Presented at the Association of Teacher Educator's 2013 Summer Conference, Washington DC. (August 5, 2013)
  • Kindle, Karen, Gapp, Susan. USD Reading Council. Presented at the Rotary Club of Vermillion, Vermillion, SD. (April 2, 2013)
  • Kindle, Karen, Gapp, Susan. Program Evolution: Responding to Changing Professional Standards. Presented at the ALER Annual Conference, Grand Rapids, Michigan. (November 02, 2012)
  • Newland, Lisa, Chen, H H., Liang, Y C., Carr, E, Dykstra, E, Gapp, Susan. A cross-cultural study of parent involvement: Mother, father, and child perspectives. Presented at the International Conference on Parent Education and Parenting, Taiwan. (April 2012)
  • Cheeseman, Gary, Gapp, Susan. The Story of Story Telling: Starting the Conversation about Culturally Relevant Pedagogy. Presented at the NIEA 42nd Annual Convention: Building Alliances to Strengthen Native Education Values, Albuquerque, NM. (October 28, 2011)
  • Cheeseman, Gary, Gapp, Susan. The Story of Story Telling: Starting the Conversation about Culturally Relevant Pedagogy. Presented at the 2011 ATE Summer Conference- Creating a Global Community of Leaners: Guiding the Future of Education, Philadelphia, PN. (August 8, 2011)
  • Zalud, Garreth, Gapp, Susan, Cheeseman, Gary, Collins, Mary. Examining Books and Developing Orientations from a Culturally Sensitive Perspective. Presented at the 7th International Reading Recovery Institute, London. (July 2010)
  • Gapp, Susan, Hansen, Shari, . The National Reading Panel Report: Best Literacy Practices. Presented at the Primary Academy, Vermillion, SD. (June 23, 2010)
  • Whyte, Donna, Jacobs, Gera, Gapp, Susan. Presented at the Primary Academy, USD. (June 2010)
  • Reed, Kristine, Gapp, Susan. Motivations and Deterrents for Entering the Teaching Field in a Rural State. Presented at the American Educational Research Association's Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. (April 15, 2009)
  • Gapp, Susan, Yost, Rosanne. Remember, We Teach Children. Presented at the Association of Teacher Educator's Conference, Dallas, TX. (February 17, 2009)
  • Gapp, Susan, Zalud, Garreth. Mentoring Preservice Teachers in Assessment and Intervention with K-3 Students. Presented at the The College Reading Association's Golden Anniversary 52nd Annual Conference, Sarasota, FL. (November 7, 2008)
  • Gapp, Susan, Zalud, Garreth, Pietrzak, Dale. An Examination of End of Treatment Reading Recovery Decisions and Later Achievement. Presented at the The College Reading Association's 51st Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT. (November 2, 2007)
  • Zalud, Garreth, Gapp, Susan. Vocabulary and Comprehension. Presented at the The German Teachers National Conference, Willow Lake, SD. (November 2006)
  • Gapp, Susan. Creating Writers: Implementing Interactive Writing in Primary Classrooms. Presented at the The University of South Dakota's Eleventh Annual Reading Recovery Regional Conference, Sioux Falls, SD. (October 2005)