Degrees

  • BA, History
  • MA, Elementary Education
  • EdD, Curriculum & Instruction with specialization in Curriculum Leadership

Areas of Research

  • Trauma & Resiliency
  • Growth Mindset

Publications:

  • Garvin, S. (2020, Fall). Prioritizing teachers' physical, mental, and emotional health and modeling supportive relationships using the whole child tenets. ILASCD Journal, 66(2), 15-19. http://publications.catstonepress.com/i/1305115-fall-2020/17?fbclid=IwAR0az

  • Landers, E., Garvin, S., & Taylor, K. (2018). Developing growth mindset in pre-service teachers. Critical Issues in Teacher Education, XXV(2165-1175), 73-82.

  • Nelson, J., & Garvin. S. (2021). Hopes for future change: Physically slowing down and emotionally opening up. In Fasching-Varner, K.J., Bickmore, S.T., Hays, D.G., Schrader, P.G., Carlson, D.L., & Anagnostopolous, D. (Eds.), Corona chronicles: Necessary narratives in uncertain times (Vol. 2, pp. 219-223). DIO PRESS.

     

Presentations:

  • Garvin, S. (2017, June). Fostering a growth mindset: Student engagement in the higher education classroom. Full day workshop session, Kaskaskia College, Centralia, IL.

  • Garvin, S., Landers, E., & Taylor, K. (2017, November). Growth mindset development in pre-service teachers. Presentation Illinois Association of Teacher Educators Conference, Bradley University, Peoria, IL.

  • Garvin, S., Landers, E., & Taylor, K. (2018, April). Growth mindset development in pre-service teachers. Presentation Midwest Illinois Association of Teacher Educators Conference, Wyndham Gardens, Urbana, IL.