Principal: DeAnne Varitek
Cedar Shoals High offers innovative professional development in social studies, with increasing numbers of social studies teachers becoming mentors to teacher candidates. Currently, Dr. Sonia Janis and Dr. Mardi Schmeichel teach Pedagogy, Practice and Theory in Clinical Spaces (ESOC 4455, 4450L, and 4/6370) on-site every Fall semester.
Published Articles and Presentations
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Fine Arts Education:
Mary Claire Mixon
Social Studies Education:
UGA Teacher Candidate Supervisor
Dr. Sonia Janis
Department of Educational Theory and Practice
Sonia Janis received her Ed.D. in Curriculum Studies with an emphasis in multicultural education from Georgia Southern University, a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Georgia State University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Social Studies Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She taught secondary social studies and served as a public school administrator from 2001-2011. Currently, she is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia where she teaches graduate students and pre-service social studies teachers. She has written about the multi-racial, multicultural, and cross-cultural experience, critical race theory, curriculum in the U. S. South, activist practitioner narrative inquiry, and teaching and researching for social justice.