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Tamalita Funches, Ed.D.

Education | Adjunct Professor

Doctor of Education in Transformational Leadership (2018); Dissertation title: “Elementary Teachers' Perceptions on How Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Relate to Academic Achievement” – Concordia University; Portland, Ore.
Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction: Mathematics (2012) – Concordia University; Portland, Ore.
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education: English and Reading (2003); cum laude – Jackson State University; Jackson, Miss.
Dr. Tamalita Funches’ approach to teaching exemplifies setting high standards for her students and motivating them to meet and exceed those standards. Dr. Funches has a unique teaching style that engages her students. Demonstrating a keen intuitive ability, she has the ability to quickly identify how each student learns best and works with struggling students in the manner that best suits their learning styles.

In like manner, Dr. Funches has developed and implemented common core aligned lessons for teachers and students, analyzed district and state student data and created individualized lessons to improve student achievement and served on a K-12 school leadership team. Dr. Funches has served as a supervisor for teachers and pre-service teachers; as well as, served on various committees working with the community partners to promote the needs of the school, scholars, and community. She has had over 10 years of developing curriculum and implementing programs of study to encourage student learning. Dr. Funches has experience as a trainer/coach in assisting educators with the implementation and utilization of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) strategies, policies and procedures. She demonstrates genuine concern and interest in motivating children and adults to reach their potential.