Jennifer VanSlander

Jennifer L. VanSlander is an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at Columbus State University, previously Assistant Professor of Literacy. She has over 20 years of experience in public elementary schools as a teacher, instructional coach, and school administrator. VanSlander has a long history of working in linguistically and culturally diverse settings, and holds additional certifications in Reading and ESOL instruction. Her research interests include writing instruction, writer identities, professional development, and self-efficacy.


Instructional Leadership Efforts and Evidence-Based Practices to Improve Writing Instruction
Jennifer VanSlander. © 2023. 346 pages.
Writing is a critical skill for academic and professional success, yet it is often neglected in schools. According to achievement data, only a quarter of students in the United...
Improving Teacher Self-Efficacy and Student Achievement in Writing: An Examination of School-Based Professional Development
Jennifer VanSlander. © 2023. 23 pages.
Teaching writing has historically been an ignored subject in elementary schools. Many undergraduate programs do not equip educators with the knowledge and skills necessary to be...
Increasing the Effectiveness of Novice Teachers: Constructing Vicarious and Mastery Experiences Through a Collaborative Support Model
Jennifer VanSlander, Sarah W. Sharpe, Victoria M. Cardullo. © 2022. 25 pages.
With teacher attrition rates at an all-time high, there is a need for specialized mentoring programs and collaborative systems of support for early-career educators. Novice...