TCALL Personnel - Amanda Sainz

Amanda Sainz

Amanda Sainz,
Research Associate

Phone: 979-847-7316
E-mail: asainz@tamu.edu

Qualifications

  • Adult Education Certification (Texas A&M University
  • B.A. in Psychology with Minor in Sociology (Texas A&M University)
  • Bilingual – English and Spanish

Experience

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant, Memory and Cognition Lab, Texas A&M University Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences (3 years)
  • Tutor, Reads and Counts Program, College of Education and Human Development, Texas A&M University (1-1/2 years)
  • Assistant Teacher, Kiddie Academy of College Station (5 months)
  • Marketing Assistant, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Preferred Living, College Station, TX (1 year)

Current Duties/Roles with TRAIN PD at TCALL

  • Assist TRAIN PD leadership team with evaluation of professional development content and delivery. 
  • Provide PD trainers with feedback reports on sessions completed for continuous improvement.
  • Assist with design, data collection, and reporting of statewide needs assessment for professional development, including but not limited to analysis of existing data sets, conducting or assisting with interviews, conducting surveys / questionnaires, and facilitating focus groups.
  • Supervise and facilitate TCALL research team with evaluation of instructor led professional development training content and delivery.
  • Ensure that all PD trainers and PD specialists receive feedback reports on sessions completed for continuous improvement.
  • Collect and assess PD Portal data usage reports and feedback to determine areas for improvement.
  • Lead contact for Class Climate Survey Program implementation and usage.
  • Lead contact for Qualtrics Survey creation and distribution. Assists TCALL team with survey design, distribution, and reporting.
  • Assist TCALL with Laserfiche form and workflow creation to streamline and improve quality and service.
  • Supervise and facilitate the TCALL research team with the design, data collection, and reporting of annual statewide needs assessment for professional development, including but not limited to analysis of existing data sets, conducting, or assisting with interviews, conducting surveys/questionnaires, and facilitating focus groups. All in support of research project.
  • Facilitate field-based research activities such as literature reviews, outreach initiatives to identify and network with emerging community based literacy providers, and other projects in support of the TCALL grant.
  • Participate in PD content development by writing course content for the PD Portal and providing post-production support on other course content.
  • Other support to TRAIN PD research or service activities; may include field-based research activities or literature reviews, outreach to identify and network with emerging community-based literacy providers, and other support to project leadership.