Before coming to Northwest, Dr. Delamarter began his career in education teaching high-school English. An ardent and devoted lover of literature, he does his best to sneak literary themes and ideas into all of his courses, much to the chagrin and occasional delight of his students.
Dr. Delamarter is currently the Director of Field Experiences and head of the MIT program in the College of Education. He teaches graduate courses on educational research methods, educational philosophy, and professional certification. He also serves on various state-level committees, working closely with the Professional Educators Standards Board (PESB), the Washington Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (WACTE), and other groups both to monitor and advocate for excellence in the preparation of Washington’s future teachers.
His current research has two distinct aims: 1) examining how teacher preparation programs systematically help pre-service teachers align their pre-conceived expectations of teaching with the realities that they will face once they reach the classroom; 2) exploring the relationships between classroom variables and measures of pre-service teacher effectiveness, such as the edTPA. These research aims are, he assures you, interesting.
Dr. Delamarter has three children, considers himself a fairly good cook, is a bit of an overzealous sci-fi geek, loathes writing about himself in the third-person, and is hesitantly and fearfully training for a marathon this spring.
Delamarter, J. (2015). Avoiding Practice Shock: Using teacher movies to realign pre-service teachers’ expectations of teaching. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 40 (2).
Delamarter, J., and Lillejord, J. (2015). Using a CORE Cohort Model to Close the Achievement Gap for Underserved Ninth Grade Students. Washington State Kappan, 9 (2).
Delamarter, J. (2013). Literary practice and imagined communities at Christian secondary schools. Journal of Research in Christian Education, 22 (3), pp. 283-300.
Northwest Association of Teacher Educators – Pullman, WA – 2014
Presentation title – Hollywood and Practice Shock: Using Teacher Movies to Adjust Pre-Service Teachers’ Expectations
ACTS Conference – Bothell, WA – 2013
Presentation title – How to Pick a Good Book: Text Selection, Literary Practice, and Changing Communities in Christian Secondary Schools
Faith and the Humanities Conference – Kirkland, WA – 2013
Presentation title – The Trouble with the Canon
Benedictine Pedagogy Conference – Lisle, Illinois – 2013
Presentation title – Benedict from the Outside: What One Protestant Professor is Learning from The Rule
WSASCD/OSPI/WASA Annual Conference - Seattle, WA – 2012
Presentation title – Money, Manpower, and Measurement: how smaller districts can adapt best-practices to effectively mentor teachers
Forum on Ecological Innovation for the Sochi Olympics – Sochi, Russia – 2008
Presentation title – Home Grown: A Multi-National Comparison of Community Involvement in Education
Joining the Mission, by Susan VanZanten
Tau Zero, by Poul Anderson
The Promise, by Chaim Potok
A Great Idea at the Time: The Rise, Fall, and Curious Afterlife of the Great Books, by Alex Beam