Meranda Sierra, M.Ed.
Meranda Sierra is a Site Coordinator and Instructor in the Teacher Education Department at Texas Tech University. She graduated from Lubbock Christian University in 2004 with a degree in Elementary Education. She completed her Master’s degree in Curriculum Instruction with an ESL emphasis in 2012. Prior to coming to TTU, she spent 9 years in the classroom. During her last 3 years in the classroom, she spent time researching and writing curriculum along side with Dr. Aguirre Munoz on using the functional grammar approach to improve writing. She works as a Site Coordinator and teaches courses in math methods and ESL. She enjoys preparing our Teacher Candidates for the challenging, but rewarding job of being a Teacher.
- Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction (2012)
- Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
- Thesis: “Using The Functional Grammar Approach To Improve Expository & Narrative Writing with Elementary Students”
- B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies in Early Childhood (2004)
- Lubbock Christian University, Lubbock, TX
Areas of Expertise
- ESL Certified
- TAP Certified
- Conceptually Based Math Education
- Functional Grammar: Teaching within the Context
- Coaching Teacher Candidates
- Certified Co-Teacher Trainer
- Inspector for TPI-US
Thesis: “Using The Functional Grammar Approach To Improve Expository & Narrative Writing with Elementary Students” (2012)
Wang, Jian, Flores, Raymond, Ortiz, Rebecca, Pablo, Dominguez-Diaz, Han, Sun Young, Sierra, Meranda, Matthews, Kimberly, Pham, Nhung T., American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, "Characteristics of Elementary Preservice Teachers’ Knowledge of Fractions for Teaching: A Video Analysis," Chicago, IL. (April 2015).
Flores, Raymond, Wang, Jian, Pablo, Dominguez-Diaz, Ortiz, Rebecca, Han, Sun Young, Sierra, Meranda, Matthews, Kimberly, American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, "Relationship Between Mathematics Knowledge for Teaching and Teaching Practices: A Video Analysis of Elementary Preservice Teachers," Chicago, IL. (April 2015)