Dr. Kelly M Gomez Johnson
- Teacher Education, Assistant Professor
Kelly began her professional career as a high school mathematics teacher. Kelly also served as an Education Academy and Dual Enrollment Instructor for mathematics and education coursework while teaching in a high school setting. In 2013, she joined the University of Nebraska at Omaha as a Secondary Instructional Coach for Teacher Education and later transitioned to a STEM Instructor role teaching both undergraduate and graduate coursework. Kelly is currently an Assistant Professor of STEM Education.
Effective Teaching PracticesMethods of Teaching MathematicsSTEM Integration in Today's ClassroomsCurriculum PlanningData-Driven Decision Making
Mathematics EducationSTEM EducationInstructional Coaching and MentoringInstructional LeadershipProfessional DevelopmentCulturally Responsive Teaching Practices
Kelly is the past-president of UNO's WiSTEM Pro^2 organization. The organization is dedicated to the promotion and professional development of women in STEM fields. She serves on the campus STEM Leadership committee as well as the STEM Council. For the College of Education, Kelly previously served as the Dual Enrollment Liaison to 12 Omaha- area high schools partnerships. She continues to support teachers and students through curriculum development and school-based presentations. Kelly serves on the Undergraduate (BRIDGES) and Secondary Graduate committees for the Teacher Education Department. She is also highly engaged with education professionals throughout the Omaha-metro area community and state through MOEC, UNO field experiences, and mathematics education and general teacher preparation initiatives.
Awards and Honors
Outstanding Student Engagement, Teaching - 2017
EDD, University of Nebraska -Omaha, Omaha, NE, Educational Leadership, Educational Administration, 2017
MA, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln,NE, Master of Art in Teaching-Mathematics, Mathematics, 2011
MS, University of Nebraska-Omaha, Omaha,NE, Secondary Education, Improvement of Instruction, 2007
BS, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, Secondary Education, Mathematics, 2006
Gomez Johnson, Kelly. 2017. Elementary Administrators' Mathematics Supervision & Self-Efficacy Develeopment, ProQuest, 251.
Adcock, Phyllis, Gomez Johnson, Kelly, Pearson, Ferial. 2016. The Place For Dual Enrollment In College To Career Readiness, Curriculum, Teaching, Learning and Leadership in Education (CTLLE), 1, 1.
Gomez Johnson, Kelly. 2016. Instructional Coaching Implementation: Considerations for K-12 Administrators, Journal of School Administration Research and Development, 1, 2, 37-40.
Karabon, Anne, Gomez Johnson, Kelly. Conceptualizing culture: How preservice teachers in the rural Midwest confront subjectivities. , Teacher Education Quarterly.
Gomez Johnson, Kelly, Nebesniak, Amy, Johnson, Kelly. District-University Collaborations to Support Reform-Based Mathematics Curriculum Implementation, The Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College (JMETC).
Externally Funded Research
NebraskaMATH Omaha Noyce Partnership, National Science Foundation, Federal, 11/01/2014 - 10/31/2020
NebraskaMATH Omaha Noyce: Phase2, National Science Foundation, Federal, 10/01/2019 - 09/30/2024
IBL Communities, National Science Foundation, Federal, 10/01/2019 - 09/30/2022
S-STEM EMPLOYEE, National Science Foundation, Federal, 10/01/2019 - 09/30/2024
Department, College, and University
WiSTEM Pro^2 President, Committee Chair, Lead UNO's WiSTEM Pro^2 organization through campus and community partnerships, campus networking, development of programming events, and communication and interaction with committee chairs. , 08/01/2017 - 08/31/2017
Nebraska State-Wide Math Teacher Preparation Meeting, Task Force Member, State organizations including K-12 partners, community colleges, colleges, and universities come together to discuss mathematics teacher preparation and how the new AMTE standards might direct a common vision., 10/01/2017 - 10/31/2017
Engagement Scholarship Consortium, Reviewer, Conference Paper, Served as a reviewer for the Engagement Scholarship Conference held in Omaha, Nebraska., 03/01/2016 - 03/31/2016
Magazine, Midlands Business Journal, Contributed to the article "Underrepresentation still prevalent within STEM, financial services fields", 11/24/2017