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Name: Dr. Carmen Charleston
Position: Adjunct Faculty
Department: College of Education
E-mail: CharlesC@hssu.edu
Phone: 314-340-3663; 314-385-2098
Office: #207 HGAB
Degrees Held:
Doctor of Education
Saint Louis University
Curriculum and Instruction
Master of Arts
Saint Louis University
Urban Affairs
Bachelor of Arts
Harris Teachers College
Elementary Education


Bio: Native St. Louisan; proud product of the St. Louis Public Schools; Vashon High School graduate; Harris Teachers College graduate; mother of 2, grandmother of 9; great-grandmother of 10; 41 years service to the SLPS; member, St. Augustine Catholic Church

EDUC 309 - Emergent Literacy & Language Acquisition

EDUC 345 - Teaching Reading & Writing in the Middle School

RDG 0030 - Introduction to College Reading

Literacy (Vocabulary/Reading) Instructor for Science and Math Academy, A&S, 2011

Study Skills & Note-Taking, Science and Math Academy, A & S, 2012

Publications: A student's guide to black catholic heritage for young people, teachers, parents, and those who just want to know.  St. Charles Lwanga Center, 1990.

Participant in BJC, Siteman Cancer Center video production for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, June 2010

Appointed as a CASA, Court-Appointed Special Advocate for foster Children for the City of St. Louis, Juvenile Court Division, June 2010

"Defining Moments, Pivotal People, and Critical Choices" presentation to Women in Transition Program (Female ex-offenders), 2006


National Writing Project, Gateway Writing Project, participant & fellow, 1993 - present

Elementary Education (K-8) - Lifetime certification

Core Curriculum (7-9) - Lifetime certification

English (7-9) - Lifetime certification

Social Studies (7-9) - Lifetime certification


Dedicated Service Award, 41 years of service,                               Saint Louis Public Schools         November 22, 2008


"Apple for the Teacher" Distinguished Service Award, Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc., Alpha Zeta Chapter, St. Louis, MO      November 22, 2008


Excellence in Education Award, Farragut Elementary School, SLPS, St. Louis, MO                             June 3, 2008


Exemplary Service Award, Pierre Laclede Elementary School, SLPS, St. Louis, MO                             June 7, 2004


Missouri Gold Star Administrator Award,

Jefferson City, MO                    June 2003


National Blue Ribbon Administrator Award,

Washington, D.C.                      June 2003


Pillar of the Church Award, St. Augustine Catholic Church,              St. Louis, MO                             August 24, 2003


Dedicated Service Award, BREM Catholic Social Ministry,               St. Louis, MO                              1997


Outstanding Service Award, Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, St. Louis, MO                              May 10, 1989


Outstanding Alumni Award, Harris Teachers College Alumni Association, St. Louis, MO          June 1, 1978 

Member, Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, Harris Teachers, College, St. Louis, MO      1967

1st Ranking Student, Vashon High School, SLPS,  St. Louis, MO                            January 1961                                    

Member, National Honor Society, Vashon High School, SLPS, St. Louis, MO      December 1959