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• Association for Educational Communications & Technology (AECT)

• Association for Educational Communications & Technology, Michigan Chapter  (MIAECT)

• Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning  (MACUL)

• Michigan Council of Women in Technology (MCWT)

• American Educational Research Association (AERA) 



A. Years at Utica Community Schools: 14 years

B. Courses Taught at Utica Community Schools: Special Education English Language Arts

C. Course/Curriculum/Program Development: Google Applications Professional Development  - Kel Tech Industries



A. Chapters Published


1. Barbour, M. K., Siko, J., Gross, E., & Waddell, K. (2013). Virtually Unprepared: Examining the Preparation of K-12 Online Teachers. In R. Hartshorne, T. Heafner, & T. Petty (Eds.), Teacher Education Programs and Online Learning Tools: Innovations in Teacher Preparation (pp. 60-81). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-1906-7.ch004

2. Tracey, M. W., Unger, K. & Wadell, K.  (2013) Using digital communication tools and processes to model effective instruction. In T. Plomp, & N. Nieveen (Eds.),Educational design research – Part B: Illustrative cases (pp. 1013-1035). Enschede,the Netherlands: SLO

B. Papers Presented 

Refereed National/International: 

1. Tracey, M.W., Unger, K. L., and Waddell, K.J. (2011). Using Google Applications to Teach Educators and Instructional Designers to Access, Modify and Create an Open Course. Proposal submitted for the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Jacksonville, FL.

2. Waddell, K.J., and Wade, N.N. (2012). Modeling Effective Instruction to Educators and Instructional Designers through Google Applications to Support Learning. Proposal submitted for the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Louisville, KY.

C. Invited Seminars Presented

1. Michigan Association for Educational Communications and Technology Meeting

Topic: 2010 AECT Conference Rewind

Date: October 2010 

2. Michigan Association for Educational Communications and Technology Meeting

Topic: Just Google It? The World of Google beyond the search engine!

Date: November 2011


Utica Community Schools

A. Administrative Appointments

  • Technology Committee, 2013-2015
  • Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) Planning Committee, 2013-2015
  • Adlai Stevenson High School - Special Services Teacher Consultant, Sept., 2012-June 2013

B. Committee Assignments

School Committee Membership

  • Adlai Stevenson High - School Improvement Team Committee, 2013-2015
  • Graebner Elementary School Technology Committee: Citizens for Education Project, 2008-2009 

School Committee Chaired

  • Co-chaired the Graebner Elementary School Technology Committee: Citizens for Education Project , 2008-2009

C. Officer/Board Membership within Professional Organizations

 Golden Key International Honour Society: Wayne State University Chapter 

  • Co-Advisor: Elected - 2015 to present
  • Webmaster: Elected – 2014 to present

Michigan Chapter of the AECT (Michigan Association for Educational Communications and Technology)

  • Board Member-at-Large Communications: Elected – 2011-2013
  • MCWT (Michigan Council of Women in Technology) Membership Committee Member: 2010-2013

D. Other Professionally Related Service

  • Treasurer: Westminister Homeowner Association, January 2017
  • Member and Social Media Designer: GEO Education Task Force, Human Dignity Dept. of Embassy Covenant Church International, 2013 - present
  • Member: Membership Committee – eLearning Initiatives - Michigan Council of Women in Technology, 2010 - 2014
  • Member and Social Media Designer: Wayne State University College of Education Student Ambassadors, 2012 – 2014
  • Instructional Designer: National Science Foundation Cyber Learning Design-based Research Project:  Cyber Learning with the Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan, July 2013
  • Volunteer: Michigan Council of Women in Technology Girls Technology Camp Infinity (outreach), July 2011
  • Volunteer Resume Writing Counselor: WSU IT on Tap Learning Community, 2011


  • 2016 Golden Key Advisor Professional Development Grant
  • 2013-14 College of Education WSU Outstanding Instructional Technology Education Specialist Student Award
  • 2013-14 Wayne State University College of Education SEMTECH Scholarship
  • 2012-13 Michigan Council of Women in Technology Research Grant
  • 2012-13 Wayne State University College of Education Dean’s Scholarship

Work experience

Aug 2004Present

Special Services Teacher

  • Adapt instructional content or delivery methods for different levels or types of learners—adolescents or adults; special needs; or learning disabilities.
  • Analyze performance data to determine effectiveness of instructional systems, courses, or instructional materials and learner progress.
  • Research and evaluate emerging instructional technologies or methods.
  • Serve as the primary leader for the technology initiatives
  • Design learning products, including web-based aids or electronic performance support systems.
  • Present and make recommendations regarding course design, technology, and instruction delivery options.
  • Proven track record of teaching educators how to use ICTs tools and how to integrate technology for teaching and learning.
  • Piloted NWEA, MEAP Online Version, Smarter Balance and M-Step assessments; and NoRedInk adaptive  Grammar & Writing website
  • Effectively allocate and manage resources to support strategic priorities and initiatives
  • Provide leadership in the purchase and acquisition of new technology and equipment. Consults with appropriate stakeholders to coordinate, evaluate, and recommend and purchase new technology and equipment.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with parent, community and staff on various organization-­wide, and Technology Advisory Committees.
Sep 2013Sep 2015

K-12 Instructional Technology Consultant

Utica Community Schools

Special Education Teacher on Special Assignment

Aug 2000May 2001

Specific Learning Disabilities Resource Teacher

Sep 1998Feb 2000

Special Education Teacher

Apr 1997Jun 1998

Special Education Teacher

Aug 1996Aug 1997


Sep 1993Jun 1996

Emergency Substitute in a Regular Position



Annette Christiansen, Teacher at Utica Community Schools

"Kecia is a valued member of not only our department but our district. She is our go-to person for all things technology and her innovation and ability to find and master teacher- and student-friendly technology has helped our students stay engaged and achieve. Kecia is student-centered and a consummate professional. Her willingness to go above and beyond for students and colleagues helps make her an indispensable asset. I believe her work in the classroom and with special services students, in particular, is one of the reasons Stevenson was successful in being removed from Focus-school status. Dr. Waddell is a knowledgeable and hard-working professional who gets results." 

Rosie Chapman, School Social Worker, Motivational Speaker, Psychotherapist, Storyteller, Art Therapist, Performing Artist, Photographer

"Dr. Waddell is a dedicated, creative, committed educator who does what is best for students and staff by developing useful user friendly technology applications. I highly recommend anyone in the field of education to seek her expertise in the field of educational technology."

Cynthia Rogers, Leadership Sales Professional

"Dr. Waddell is a phenomenal creative Instructional Leader. I attended a session with her last week and have gained Useful, Fun, eLearning resources that can be used in the Classroom and for Business Marketing, as well. Her enthusiasm kept me engaged and I can hardly wait to put strategies learned into Action. Kecia, Thank You...You are the Best!"

Kelly Unger, PhD

"Kecia designed the instruction for a 6-hour professional development workshop for teachers on Google Applications for my consulting company, Kel Tech Industries. I gave her the basic information and she hit the ground running with the design of the instruction and the instructional materials.She completed all projects prior to the designated timelines, and designed an instructional workshop that I was able to deliver with ease."


Apr 20112015

Doctor of Philosophy - Instructional Technology

Wayne State University
Jan 2009Aug 2013

Education Specialist Certificate - Instructional Technology

Wayne State University
Sep 2009May 2011

Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching

Wayne State University
Sep 1993May 1997

Master of Arts - Special Education

University of Detroit Mercy
Jun 1985Dec 1989

Baccalaureate of Science - Sales & Marketing

Wayne State University


Mar 2018Present

Certified Blockchain Expert Certification ~ License 11348158

Blockchain Council
Feb 2011Jun 2021

Professional Education Certificate Renewal - Secondary

Michigan Department of Education
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