Sarah Porter

Director, Intensive English Language Program

Speech Building Room 101A

+1 (501) 916-3468

saporter@ualr.edu

Educational Background:

  • Ed.D. in Adult and Lifelong Learning, University of Arkansas, in progress/ABD
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction/Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages, University of Missouri
  • B.S. in Spanish with a minor in music (piano and oboe), University of Central Missouri

Teaching and Administrative Background:

  • Director and Instructor, UA Little Rock IELP, 2017 to present
  • Director of Adult Education and Literacy, Jefferson City (Missouri) Public Schools, 2010-2017
  • Director of English for Speakers of Other Languages K-12, Jefferson City (Missouri) Public Schools, 2010-2013
  • Instructor of English as a Second Language and High School Equivalency, Columbia (Missouri) Public Schools, 2007-2010
  • Spanish Teacher, Tipton (Missouri) Public Schools, 2008-2009
  • Spanish Teacher, Pilot Grove (Missouri) School District, 2005-2008

Publications:

  • Grover, K.S., Miller, M. T., & Porter, S. A. (2017). Mature adult learners, self-directed learning practices, and quality of life. International Journal of Self-Directed Learning, 14(2), 1-12.

Presentations:

  • Porter, S. (2015, June). Cracking the Riddler’s Code of Numeracy in ESL. Seventy-five minute workshop presented to the Missouri Association for Adult Continuing and Community Education Conference at Osage Beach, Missouri.
  • Porter. S. (2015, June). The Justice League of Corrections Teachers. Seventy-five minute workshop presented to the Missouri Association for Adult Continuing and Community Education Conference at Osage Beach, Missouri.
  • Porter. S. (2014, July). Teaching Academic Content for English Language Learners. Six-hour training presented through University of Missouri Columbia’s Missouri Training Institute at various locations in Missouri.
  • Porter, S. (2014, June). Child’s Play: Reading Children’s Books in Adult ESL. One-hour workshop presented to the Missouri Association for Adult Continuing and Community Education Conference at Osage Beach, Missouri.
  • Porter, S. (2014, June). Word Games. One-hour workshop presented to the Missouri Association for Adult Continuing and Community Education Conference at Osage Beach, Missouri.
  • Porter, S. (2013, March). Common Core State Standards for English Language Learners. Two-hour workshop presented at the SuccessLink Common Core for the Rest of Us Conference at Osage Beach, Missouri.

Awards and Honors:

  • UA Little Rock Student Advocate Award, May 2019

UA Little Rock Campus Activities:

  • Member, UA Little Rock Diversity Council, 2017 to present
  • Chair, UA Little Rock Diversity Council Data Committee, 2017 to present
  • Safe Zone participant
  • Inclusive Gaming