delights teachers from around the world with her practical and
inspirational solutions to the challenges of today's diverse
classrooms. Her popular seminars and workshops combine classroom
experience with her current brain-imaging research. A noted
speaker at state, national and international conferences, Dr.
Nunley is the author of many books and articles on the brain
and teaching in mixed-ability classrooms. Her work has been
used by institutions and publications around the globe, including
Family Circle magazine, ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,
Canadian Living, and the Washington Post. She is the developer
of the Layered Curriculum® method of instruction and has
spent over 15 years as a classroom teacher in both urban and
Amherst, NH 03031
phone: (603) 249-9521
Email: Kathie (at) brains.org
Child and Youth Studies: Curriculum Development & Systemic
Change, 1998 Nova Southeastern University
M.Ed. Counseling Psychology 1981 University of Central
B.A. Psychology 1980 University of Central Oklahoma
CURRENT MAJOR WORK
Developer of the Layered Curriculum® method of instruction
and leading proponent of differentiation of high school classrooms.
consultant on differentiation.
& Teacher Trainings: Hundreds of keynote and full day
seminars on Differentiating Instruction with Layered Curriculum
and Brain-Based Learning for state, national and international
~Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
~National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)
~Leiden University, the Netherlands
~The Special Needs Association of Botswana
~The Autism Network of Namibia
~Southern African Association for Learning and Educational Differences
~Central East Asia Region of Overseas Schools (CERCOS)
~Inclusion strategies for Independent Schools of South Africa
~International Schools of Switerzerland
~Council for Exceptional Children
~St Bonaventure University
~University of Nebraska
~University of Florida
~Texas A & M University
~National School Conference Institute (NSCI)
~Institute for Professional Development (IPD)
~The Boeing Company
~Canadian Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
~School Districts and Regional Training Centers in Alabama,
Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida,
Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky,
Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri,
Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York,
North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania,
South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington,
West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Alberta, British Columbia,
Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Saskachewan, Quebec, and Ontario.
Enhancing your Layered Curriculum Classroom: Tips, Tune-ups
and Technology, Brains.org ISBN: 978-1929358-17-5
Differentiating the High School Classroom: Facilitator's
Guide. Corwin Press: 978-1-4129-6595-8
2008: The Successful Educator's Guide to earning Extra
Income. Brains.org. ISBN: 978-1-929358-15-1
2006: Curriculum Planning: A Contemporary Approach,
8th ed. (contributing author) Allyn & Bacon. ISBN: 9780205449606
2005 Differentiating the High School Classroom:
Solution strategies for 18 common obstacles. Corwin Press.
Layered Curriculum Workbook, 2nd edition. Brains.org
2004 Layered Curriculum: The practical solution for
teachers with more than one student in their classroom.
2nd edition. Brains.Org.
2003 A Student's Brain: The parent/teacher manual.
2002 Layered Curriculum: The workbook. Brains.Org.
2001 Layered Curriculum: The practical solution for
teachers with more than one student in their classroom.
1999 The Regular Educator's Guide to the Brain.
1998 The Regular Educator's Guide to Layered Curriculum.
1998 Keegan: Looking at the World Through Autism.
1997 The Regular Educator's Guide to Special Ed, Parent's
1997 The Regular Educator's Guide to Special Ed.
1997-2009: Dozens of articles on inclusion, brain biology
and adolescents available at: http://help4teachers.com and http://brains.org
2003 (Sept) "Layered
Curriculum Brings Teachers to Tiers" Education
2003 (May) "Giving
Credit Where Credit is Due" Principal Leadership
2002 (March). "Active Research Leads to Active Classrooms".
Principal Leadership. (NASSP)
2000 (Feb) "In Defense of Oral Defense". Classroom
1997. "Lambratu Rahman, Biochemist and Molecular Biologist",
In Women Life Scientists: Past, Present and Future: Connecting
Role Models to the Classroom Curriculum. Matyas, M & Haley-Oliphant,
A. (Eds.) The American Physiological Society, Bethesda, MD.
1996. "Going for the Goal". The Science Teacher,
1996. "Making DNA Fingerprints". The Science Teacher,
1996. "Increasing Time on Task and Decreasing Failure
Rates in High School Biology by Variations in Teaching Strategies".
Doctoral Report,CYS; Practicum, Cluster #73: 2471. available
from Nova Southeastern University library
High School Teacher (Biology, Psychology) Granger High School,
West Valley City, Utah.
College Adjunct Faculty Instructor (Psychology)- Salt Lake Community
College, Salt Lake City, Utah
Adjunct Instructor (Psychology) - Utah Valley State College,
Curriculum design and Instruction. Instructor - Educational
Psychology: (concurrent professional development and Utah State
University) Teacher, High School Teacher (Biology) Byrd High
School, Shreveport, LA
High School Teacher (Biology) Fairpark High School, Shreveport,
Instructor, Caddo Parish, teacher in-service program "Inquiry
Science for K-3".
Member: Journal for Staff Development
Member: American Psychological Association (APA)
Member: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Member: Kappa Delta Pi