Dr. Constance E. Brooks seeks to prepare, train and professionally develop educational leaders; and conduct and publish research related to teacher preparation and instruction. She believes that improving the mathematics instruction delivered by early childhood teachers is crucial. Dr. Brooks is a former mathematics and computer science teacher. She spent 41 years as a classroom teacher, educational technologist, administrator and college professor. She earned her Doctorate in Administrative Leadership and Policy Management with support fields in Curriculum and Higher Education, with electives in computer education. Her dissertation in 1987 entitled, The Effect of Attitude of Instructional Personnel on the Acquisition of Computer Related Knowledge and Skills, evidences her desire to support colleagues and friends who suffer from ‘Computerphobia’ in 2010.
Dr. Brooks has presented at conferences throughout her career. Her latest presentations and grant activities are indicative of her research agenda. She presented at the Oxford Round Table on the Preparation of Career Changers in Early Childhood Education for Delivering Mathematics Instruction. Also, she presented at the Mathematics Association of America a funded grant entitled, Preparing Mathematicians to Educate Teachers. She was invited to serve as a Board Member for the Association.
Dr. Brooks is a retired member of the National Association of Secondary Principals (NASP) and holds current membership in the NCTM, AERA, ASCD, and PDK at the George Washington University, and was inducted in Pi Lambda Theta Honor Society while pursuing her doctorate. She is an Associate Professor, and Master of Arts Coordinator at Bowie. Her teaching schedule includes Assessment and Research. She is a member of the University Curriculum Committee and other committees.