Rick McElroy

Freelance Article Writer & Book Writer

Location:St. Louis, Missouri, United States
2 Skills
Richard H. McElroy, Ed.D.
Warrensburg, MO 64093

Master of Science Industrial Management
University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO

Doctorate in Teacher Leadership/Early Childhood Curriculum
Walden University, Minneapolis, MN: 2007

Master of Science in Education
State University of New York College at Oswego, NY:

Bachelor of Science Elementary Education (PK-6)
State University of New York College at Cortland, NY:

Employment/Experience Higher Education

University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, Missouri 2008 - date
Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education

Courses Taught
• Principles of Early Childhood,
• Community, School and Family Connections
• World Diversity
• Research Methods
• Schools, Computers and Technology
• Trends and Issues in Contemporary ECE (Graduate)
• Early Childhood Practicum
• Student Teaching Supervision
• Social Studies/Economics for the Elementary Teacher
• Freshman Orientation Class AE 1400

• University Professional Enhancement Committee
• University Salary and Fringe Benefit Committee
• University Research Council
• University School Safety Committee
• Co-Chair: University Research Council
• American Humanics; University Sub-Committee
• Chair: College of Education Curriculum Committee
• Chair: College of Education Scholarship Committee
• College of Education Curriculum Committee
• College of Education Scholarship Committee
• College of Education Grant Writer Hiring Committee
• Department ECEL Undergraduate Program Revision Committee
• Department ECEL Assessment Revision Committee
• Department ECEL Search/Hiring Committee
• Department ECEL Curriculum Committee

Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Online Adjunct Instructor, 2007- 2009
• Introduction to Early Childhood Education
• The Early Childhood Professional
• Society and the Child

Teaching Experience: Public Education
Newport News Public Schools, Newport News, Virginia
• Preschool Teacher, 2000 – 2008
• Grade 4 Teacher, 1997 – 2000
Sandy Creek Schools, Sandy Creek, NY
• Assistant Wrestling Coach/Middle School, 1994 - 1996
• District Substitute Teacher, 1992 - 1996
Syracuse City Schools, Syracuse, NY
• Grade 5 Teacher, 1984-1987
• Teacher Assistant/Substitute, 1982-1984

Honors and Awards
• Faculty Research Award Recipient: University of Central Missouri, 2009
• Nominated: Outstanding Professor of the Year, University of Central Missouri, 2009
• Quality Matters Certification (QM) 2011

Research Interests
• Men in early childhood education
• Poverty and abuse
• Emotional development of young children
• Effectiveness of early childhood programs on urban, diverse and at-risk populations
• The effects of parental or caregiver drug/alcohol abuse on infants, and children.

Licenses and Certifications
• NY State Permanent Teaching Certification: PK-6: 1994
• Virginia Post-Graduate Professional Teaching License: PK- 6: 2007
• Missouri PK-6 Teaching Certification
Professional Peer Reviewer/Editor
• Kansas City Examiner.com
• Education & Curriculum Advisor to Stephen Pullen for BYU Broadcasting proposals/others
• Early Childhood Research Quarterly
• Journal of Early Intervention
• Franklin Publishing
• Blackwater Literary Society
• American Educational Research Journal
• Journal of Graduate Research in Young People's Materials and Culture

United States Navy: 11/1974 – 3/1981 (Vietnam Era)
• Quartermaster 2nd Class (Navigation). USS Harry E. Yarnell DLG-17, and USS Butte AE-27, Honorable Discharge

Professional Affiliations

• National Association of Early Childhood Teachers of Education
• National Association for the Education of Young Children
• State University of New York Alumni Association
• Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI)
• ACEI: Student Supervisor, University of Central Missouri
• Missouri National Education Association
• Blackwater Literary Society

• McElroy, R. (2009).Developing trusting collegial relationships through collegial coaching, Global Education Journal, Arlington, TX: Franklin Publishing
• McElroy, R. (2009).Effects of the early start preschool curriculum on the achievement of third grade students. Saarbrucken, Germany: VDM Verlag Press.
• McElroy, R. (2009). Fantasy and the magic bicycle. Minneapolis, MN: Mirror Publishing.
• McElroy, R., (2009). Incorporating professional development for positive preschool teaching and learning. The Global Education Journal. Austin, TX: Franklin Publishing Company
• McElroy, R. & Peterson, R. (2009). The efficacy of teaching the practical and compassionate methodologies for addressing poverty according to the Ruby Payne model undergraduate students of a university.Insights into achanging world yearbook.Arlington,TX: Franklin Publishing.
• McElroy, R. (2009). The effects of parental loss or separation on children: effective strategies to help children find peace. Insights to a Changing World, Serial presentation Volumes 4-8. Arlington, TX: Franklin Publishing Company
• McElroy, R. (2010). Leadership Designed to Motivate: What Motivates People to Achieve? Global Journal of Management. Arlington, TX: Franklin Publishing.
• McElroy, R. (2010). Fantasy and grandma. Minneapolis, MN: Mirror Publishing.
• McElroy, R. (2010). A comparative analysis of the occupational safety and health administration (OSHA) rules and regulations: Employers of “under the table employees” (UTE) and ISO 9000 or Baldrige national quality program quality management processes.
Arlington, TX: Franklin Business & Law Review Journal
• McElroy, R. & Yao, Y. (2011). Factors of achievement through third grade. Urban Journal of Education. New Orleans, LA:
• McElroy, R. (2011). Background noise and the effects on adults: A case for the Bose Quiet Comfort© 15 headset. Franklin Business & Law Review Journal. Franklin Publishing Company: Arlington, TX.

Publications in progress
• McElroy, R. (2011).Conquering heroes: Submitted for publication consideration
• McElroy, R. (2011). Ergonomic furniture design for improving
academic achievement in school-aged children. Under consideration: Ergonomics in Design.


• The Male Early Childhood Teacher: VAECE Conference, Richmond, VA (2006/2005)
• Collegial Coaching: VAECE Conference, Richmond, VA (2006)
• Collegial Coaching: WECC (2007/2006)
• Early Childhood Curriculum for Diverse Populations: Newport News Schools (2007)
• Trusting Relationships for Leaders VAECE Conference (2007)
• Creative Early Childhood Curriculum Virginia Family and Consumer (2007)
• Symposium: Old Dominion University: Early Childhood Assessment and Curriculum (2008)
• Collaboration and Professional responsibility: Supporting First Year Faculty in Their Advocacy Role. ACEI (2009).
• ACEI Conference, Chicago, Illinois: Presentation (2009)
• Franklin Publishing, Arlington, Texas: Effects of Parental Loss on Children (2010)
• SRATE National Conference, Nashville, TN Factors of achievement through third grade. (2010)


• Ergonomic furniture design for young children (ADD, ADHD, and Autistic)
• Fiction writer/author
• Children’s books author
• Curriculum and Assessment measures for young children
• Methodologies for assisting children and families to rise above poverty, addiction and adversity
• Motivation
• Puppetry
• Environmental and school safety

Community Involvement

• Nursery Worker, Financial Clerk: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
• Save a Child; Stuffed animal distribution, Warrensburg, Missouri
Skills (2) Rating
Article Writing
Book Writing