Dr. Eleni Caldwell

Visiting Clinical Professor

Office: Tribble B211

Email: caldwee@wfu.edu

Dr. Eleni (Leni) Caldwell is a passionate educator who serves as Visiting Clinical Professor in the Department of Education at Wake Forest University. Dr. Caldwell is formerly the Magnet and Testing Coordinator at Moore Elementary where she provided instructional coaching on integrating the theory of multiple intelligences into content area standards. After completing her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education at High Point University, she taught in many grade levels at The Arts Based School where she found a love for an arts-integrated curriculum. During her literacy-focused graduate work, she found balance between her love of teaching and dancing, so she started instructing group fitness classes at WFU and other gyms. Dr. Caldwell’s doctoral research focused on the perceived achievement of students with disabilities by learning through an arts-integrated approach. Dr. Caldwell enjoys reading picture books, presenting at conferences, and volunteering as a guardian ad litem.

Academic Appointments
Visiting Clinical Professor

Ed.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2019
M.A.Ed., High Point University, 2013
B.A., High Point University, 2012

Past Professional Experiences
Magnet Coordinator, Moore Elementary School, Winston-Salem, NC
Adjunct Professor, Greensboro College, Greensboro, NC
Visiting Instructor, High Point University, High Point, NC
Classroom Teacher, The Arts Based School, Winston-Salem, NC

EDU 307/717 Instructional Design, Assessment & Technology

EDU 312/612 Teaching Exceptional Children

EDU 316L Elementary Literacy Interventions

EDU 102L Field Lab I

EDU 250/293 Elementary Student Teaching & Professional Development Seminar

EDU 365/665 Secondary Professional Development Seminar

EDU 758 Studies in Educational Leadership

Caldwell, E. & French, D. (2022). Coteaching: A formula for learning from and with colleagues. Faculty Focus.Fragakis, E. (2019).  The Perceived Impact of an Arts-integrated Curriculum on the Academic Achievement of Students with Disabilities.  University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Fragakis, E. (2017).  Engaging with the Arts.  North Carolina Association of Elementary Educators blog.

Linville, D.J., & Fragakis, E. (2015). Celebrating Multigenre Projects to Celebrate Cultural Diversity:  An Interdisciplinary Unit in Literacy Education. International Literacy Association.

Linville, D.J., Green, L., & Fragakis, E. (2014).  Natural Resources in our Community:  An Interdisciplinary Unit in Literacy Education. International Reading Association. 

Caldwell, E. (2023, June). Engaging students in active learning experience through the use of technology tools. Invited Presenter for The Teaching Professor Conference.

Caldwell, E., Brown, A, Brown, B., & Fahringer, C. (2023, June). Providing science of reading clinical experiences through a school tutoring collaboration with upper elementary students. Presenter for North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities.

Caldwell E. & French, D. (2022, October). Gnarly science demos and totally rad literature connections! Presenter for North Carolina Association of Elementary Educators. 

Caldwell, E. (2022, June). Collaborative technology tools: Promoting conversation and deeper understanding. Presenter for the Teaching Professor Conference.

Caldwell, E. & Hedgecock, C. (2022, February). Compare and contrast: An arts-integrated approach to perspective. Presenter for Fresh Take: Strategies for Student Success.

Caldwell, E. (2021, July).  Read it, Write it, Create it, Learn it.  Presenter for The Institute for Arts Integration and Steam.

Fragakis, E. (2020, November). Examining Student Voice: Listening to Students with Disabilities.  Presenter for National Council of Teachers of English virtual conference.

Linville, D.J. & Fragakis, E. (2018, November).  Ignite Curiosity and Enhance Achievement in the Content Areas.  Presenter for National Council of Teachers of English. 

Linville, D.J. & Fragakis E. (2018, September).  Text Sets, Comprehension Constructors, and Multigenre Projects in the Content Areas.  Presenter for North Carolina Reading Association.

Fragakis, E. (2018, July).  Culturally Responsive Practices: Just Classrooms for Diverse Learners.  Presenter for National Council of Teachers of English: Whole Language Umbrella.