Teaching Ambassador Fellowship
2009 Alumni Classroom Fellow
Bio/Overview: Jasmine Ulmer is an Assistant Professor of Educational Evaluation and Research at Wayne State University. She previously taught at the edge of the southern pine forest in the smallest public school district in Florida. She taught nine grade levels, six content areas, and worked as a science coach and Title I math specialist.
Educational Values/Philosophy: As an educator, she has been particularly cognizant of how her own opportunities were enhanced by geographical circumstance. When she reflects upon her own academic endeavors, she thinks of her P-12 students, the challenges they face, and similar obstacles faced by students nationwide. She is committed to remaining at the center of efforts to provide every student with equitable educational opportunities.
Achievements: As a National Board Certified Teacher, she served on the State Education Commissioner’s Teacher Advisory Task Force and co-chaired the statewide Teacher and Leader Preparation Implementation Committee. At the post-secondary level, she received a four-year fellowship for doctoral research at the University of Florida and was selected as a 2013 National Data Institute Fellow. She has published several refereed journal articles and book chapters on educational research methodologies.
Leadership Experience: As a Teaching Ambassador Fellow, Ulmer explored policies regarding teacher quality and educational equity. She sought input from teachers, provided feedback to policymakers, and presented at conferences and other public events. She later participated in the Labor-Management Collaboration Conferences and Teach to Lead. In her third year of teaching, Ulmer became an elementary science coach and led educators from neighboring districts through intensive professional development as part of a million dollar Math-Science Partnership grant. Ulmer has gained additional perspective on federal programs as a past member of her city's Citizens' Advisory Committee for Community Development.
Affiliations: American Educational Research Association, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
Education: Ulmer received a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Florida, where she previously earned a B.A. in English and Classical Studies and a M.Ed. in Reading Education. Her dissertation research focused on how teacher leaders influence educational policy.Areas of Interest/Expertise:
- Qualitative research methodologies
- Participatory methods
- Program evaluation
- Digital media
- Educational policy