Sheena Lawson is an Associate Professor and a University Supervisor in the School of Education. She also serves as the Option 9 Director. Her professional experience includes teaching Chemistry and AP Chemistry at the high school level, advising and planning coursework for college students, teaching introductory level and capstone education coursework at the post-secondary level, and supervising student teachers. Dr. Lawson is the recipient of the 2023 Excellence in Teaching Award.

EdD Doctorate in Educational Leadership, University of the Cumberlands, 2020
EdS Educational Specialist, University of the Cumberlands, 2018
MAED Teacher as Leader, University of the Cumberlands, 2017
BS Chemistry with Secondary Education (8-12) Certification, University of the Cumberlands, 2013

Virtual Learning
SESC Summer Institute, Summer 2022
Discussed lessons learned from COVID pandemic regarding virtual learning; highlighted active participation techniques, engagement strategies, relationship-building, and practical technology tools

Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification
KASA Education Law and Finance Institute, March 2023
Discussed the newest alternative route to teacher certification in Kentucky, the Option 9 program, and how to establish Option 9 partnerships with school districts

Alternative Route to Teacher Certification, Option 9
KASHRM Conference, February 2024
Discussed the benefits of Option 9 partnerships and student enrollment with human resource officers

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