Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ed.D. Educational Leadership University of Southern California 1999
M.A. Secondary Education California State University at Long Beach 1994
B.A. Business Economics Calvin College 1983

EDU 409/509: Educational Psychology
EDU 514: Secondary Methods
EDU 518: Classroom Management and Ethics
EDU 522: Curriculum Theory and Development
EDU 580: Student Teaching and Seminar

Dispositions: Current research questions:

How do disposition develop?
What pedagogical practices do various educational entities use to instruct and assess a candidate's dispositional development?
To what extent does an institution's dispositions transfer into candidate responses on a teaching performance assessment?
Effective Teacher Preparation Programs: Current Research Questions:

What are effective pedagogical practices for transferring course learning into classroom practices?
How can instructors effectively integrate individual funds of knowledge into course instruction and assignments?
What does research suggest regarding effective teacher education program design?
Program Improvement: Current Research Questions

How can inquiry questions assist programs in moving assessment from a compliance orientation to one that brings about genuine improvement?
How can the elements of a professional learning community be combined with the elements of the current accreditation program improvement model?
How can a school's leadership create a culture that values improvement?

2002-2007 Biola University La Mirada, California
1999-2002 Calvin College Grand Rapids, Michigan
1990-1999 Valley Christian Middle School Cerritos, California

Walters, K.A. (2013, July 19) "Are you ready?" Presentation to the students and faculty of Wan Bang School. Harbin, China
Walters, K.A. (2013, July 11-12) "Touching the future: Teaching tomorrow's leaders." Presentation to the faculty of Wan Bang School. Harbin, China
Lang, J. & Walters, K.A. (2013, July 3-4) "Increasing student achievement: Transforming classroom practices." Teacher Workshop. Beijing, China.
Walters, K.A. (2013, July 2) "Collaborative learning: The foundation of developing problem solving skills in students." Paper presented at an Educator Leader Workshop - Tianjin Academy of Educational Science. Tianjin, China.
Walters, K.A. (2013). Book Review of "Keeping Faith at Princeton: A Brief History of Religious Pluralism at Princeton and Other Universities," In Journal of Education and Christian Belief 17, no1 (137-139).
Walters, K.A. (2012, November 20) “Are you ready to teach Jesus?” Association of Christian Schools International Convention, Anaheim, CA.
Walters, K.A. (2011, July 8) "Sustaining change: The power of teacher leaders." Teacher Workshop - Tianjin Academy of Educational Science. Tianjin, China.
Walters, K.A. (2011, July 4) "Effective strategies to improve teacher evaluation." Wan Bang Administrator Workshop. Harbin, China.
Walters, K.A. (2011, June 30) "More than a teacher: Preparing students for the future." Teacher Workshop Wan Bang School. Harbin China.
Walters, K.A. (2011, May 19) "Preparing teachers for the 21st century." College and Career Readiness Symposium, University of Redlands' Center for Educational Justice. Redlands, California.
Campbell, C. & Walters, K.A. (2010, October 15) “Integration: Do Teaching Performance Assessments Reflect Candidates’ Values.” Poster session at the California Council Teacher Education conference San Diego, California.
Walters, K.A. (2010, May 13) "Coordinating Dispositions with Behavior: Teaching Candidates to Implement what they Value.” Presented at the Colloquium in Teacher Education at Westmont College.
Walters, K.A. (2011, April 6) "Looking beyond the scores: Strategies for utilizing Cal TPA candidate responses." 4th Annual Learning to Teach System Conference, San Diego, California.
Walters, K.A. (2009, May 28-29) Cooperative Learning: Using Educational Tradition from China and the United States to Design an Assessment System that will Assist Educators in Meeting the Demands of Globalization. The presentation was to be at the Global conference on the Future of Education and Workplaces in Zhengzhou, China. The conference was cancelled due to the H1N1 pandemic.
Walters, K.A. (2007). “Shaping student lives one neuron at a time: Developing an effective moral education program.” Yearbook – Tianjin International Conference July 13-14.
Hetzel, J. & Walters, K. (2007). “Undergraduates’ perception of ideal learning environments.” ICCTE Journal2(2)
Walters, K.A. & Liang, J. (2007, July 16-21) "The Transformational Approach to Education." Presented to the Faculty of Wan Bang Academy, Harbin, China.
Walters, K.A. (2006, July 13-17). “Examining the impact of legislative accountability measures on school reform.” Yearbook – Tianjin International Conference. Tianjin, China.
Walters, K.A. & Liang, J. (2006, September 11) "Cross Over China" President’s Luncheon’s presentation Biola University. La Mirada, California.
Walters, K.A. (2006, July 13) "The Impact of NCLB on Curriculum and Evaluation in California" presented at a Round Table Presentation hosted by the Chinese Ministry of Education, Beijing, China.
Walters, K.A. (2005, August 9) "In Search of Excellence in Education" at 2005 International Forum on Educational Reform at Tianjin, China.
Walters, K.A. (2005, August 10) "Current Political Status of US Education" at 2005 International Forum on Educational Reform at Tianjin, China.
Hetzel, J. & Walters, K.A. (2004). “An examination of gaps between professorial and student perceptions of effective pedagogy, learning activities, assessment, and learning relationships as compared with research-based findings.” A report filed with the Biola University Department of Assessment.
Walters, K.A. (2003). “Brain-based Learning in the Middle School Literacy Classroom.” Yearbook - Claremont Reading Conference May 2003.
Walters, K.A. (2003, August 27) "Community: Synergy to Accomplishment Barrier to Acceptance" Regular Section at the Making of the Mind: Brain Research and College Teaching Faculty Development Summer Workshop at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Walters, K.A. (2003, March 21) "Brain-based Learning in the Middle School Literacy Classroom" Regular Section at the Claremont Reading Conference, Claremont, CA.
Walters, K.A. (2002, November 1) "Abolishing Homework Wars" Regular Section at the National Middle School Association annual conference, Portland, Oregon.
Walters, K.A. (2001). “Using stories and state history to create a social studies curriculum that connects.” Michigan Social Studies Journal (13) 19-22.
Walters, K.A. (2001, March 25) "Throwing off the Shackles of Accountability" Workshop at the Association of Supervision of Curriculum annual conference, Boston, MA and during a Regular Section at the National Middle School Association annual conference, St. Louis, Missouri, November 2000.
Walters, K.A. (1999), Coordinating Teacher Evaluation with Professional Development to Accomplish Student Learning Objectives: A Case Study. Doctoral Thesis, University of Southern California.
Walters, K.A. (1999, November) "Building Excellent Educational Opportunities" at the California Association of Private Schools annual conference, Anaheim, CA.
Walters, K.A. & Kaemingk, K. (1997, October) "Getting the Most Out of Parent Conferences" at the California Association of Private Schools annual conference, Anaheim, CA.
Walters, K.A. (1997, October) "Improving Teacher Self-Esteem" sectional workshops at the Southwestern Christian Teachers Association, Los Angeles, CA.
Walters, K.A. (1996). “Reflections on the 1995 NMSA National Convention.” Louisiana Middle School Association Journal V (1)
Walters, K.A. (1995). “Demystifying the Grading of Classroom Participation.” Christian Educators Journal 35 (2), 2-5.
Walters, K.A. (1994). “Integration: A Format to Improve Critical Thinking.” Christian Educators Journal 34 (2), 14-16.

Long Beach Christian Reformed Church, Long Beach, CA

Board of Institutional Reviewer - California Commission on Teacher Credentialing