Dr. Eleni Caldwell

Adjunct Instructor

Dr. Eleni (Leni) Caldwell is a passionate educator who serves as a WFU adjunct instructor.  Dr. Caldwell is the Magnet and Testing Coordinator at Moore Elementary where she provides 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
Adjunct Instructor, Department of Education

Education
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 Instructional Design, Assessment & Technology

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. 

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.

Linville, D.J. & Fragakis, E. (2017, March).  Tools for Thinking: Reading Strategies Across the Curriculum.  Presenter for North Carolina Association for Middle Level Education.  

Linville, D.J. & Fragakis, E. (2017, January).  Delving Deeper with Integrated Curriculum. Presenter for Hawaii International Conference on Education.