Part Time Instructor

Education / Degrees

  • B.A., Math Education, Wartburg College, 2004
  • M.Ed., Curriculum & Instructional Technology, Iowa State University, 2009
  • Graduate Certificate, Educational Leadership, University of Northern Iowa, 2012
  • Ed.D., School Improvement, University of West Georgia, 2017
  • Courses Taught
  • Course Sections and Syllabi

    Spring 2018 Sections

  • Publication List

    Townsley, M. & Varga, M. (2018). Getting high school students ready for college: A quantitative study of standards-based grading practices. Journal of Research in Education, 28(1), 92-112. [View Publication]

    Townsley, M. (2018). Mastery-minded grading in secondary schools. School Administrator, 75(2), 16-21.

    Peters, R., Kruse, J., Buckmiller, T., & Townsley, M. (2017) “It’s just not fair!” Making sense of secondary students’ resistance to a standards-based grading initiative in the midwestern United States. American Secondary Education, 45(3), 9-28

    Townsley, M. (2017). Three lessons for schools shifting their grading. School Administrator, 74(1), 27

    Townsley, M. (2013). Redesigning grading -- districtwide. Educational Leadership, 71(4), 68-71