Ruhi Khan

Clinical Assistant Professor
Faculty
WEST Campus
Mailcode
3151

Biography

Ruhi Khan is a 16-year veteran in Elementary Education.  Ruhi is known for supporting educational efficacy by ensuring a successful learning environment for all students through professional development opportunities that are focused on student achievement, research based practices and data driven decision making.  Awarded the Doctorate of Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in instruction at Grand Canyon University in December 2015, her research interests include the impact of professional development in Title I schools on student achievement.  In 2010, Ruhi was recognized as Deer Valley’s Teacher of the Year followed by an opportunity to represent the United States as a Delegate for Chinese Bridge Program in 2011.  This included visiting Schools in China with 450 American Educational Leaders to exchange best practices with fellow Chinese educators.  As a Site Coordinator for Arizona State University, Ruhi works with Teacher Candidates in the Deer Valley School District to support effective instructional practices and professionalism in order to prepare future teachers for their careers in education.  This entails supporting Teacher Candidates by providing feedback during coaching, observations and evaluations to identify areas of reinforcement and refinement to enhance instructional practices.

Research Interests

Guiding Research Questions:

  • How can we best support new teachers in order to ensure teacher retention and longevity?
  • How does high quality, research based professional development impact teacher performance and student achievement?
  • What training opportunities do pre-service and in-service teachers require in order to increase retention rates?

Current Research Projects:

Khan is currently working with the Sanford Inspire Program to review researched based express on-demand modules to ensure that the content of the modules support Sanford Inspire Programs mission of affording an inspirational teacher to every child.

As an educator in teacher preparation, Khan and colleagues are interested in working on a grant that supports Mentor/Induction for New Teachers.  They are currently working with the Coordinator of Scholarly Initiatives to determine how to move forward in this project.

As a site coordinator for the Deer Valley School District, Khan is currently collaborating with district leadership in human resources and the student  services department to develop a plan on how to retain teachers who have graduated from the iTeachAZ program and provide transition support for those graduating from the Deer Valley Cohort.

Publications

DeBiase, J., Butler, W., Khan, R., Dyer, P., & Linder, A., (2016). Clinically Rich Teacher Education Program and the Positive Impact on Teacher Retention at Arizona State University Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Courses

Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
RDG 413Lang Literacy 2 in Elem Schls
EED 478Student Teaching: EED 1-8
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SPE 317Spec Educ for Cultura/Linguist
EED 324Social Studies in Elem Schools
SPE 478Student Teaching: SPE K-8
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EED 478Student Teach in the Elem Schl
SED 496Clinical Experience III
SED 567Clinical Experience I
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EED 324Social Studies in Elem Schools
RDG 413Lang Literacy 2 in Elem Schls
SPE 478Student Teaching in Special Ed
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ECD 418Inst. Methods for Young Child
EED 478Student Teach in the Elem Schl
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SED 396Clinical Experience I
EED 397Clinical Experience II
RDG 413Lang Literacy 2 in Elem Schls
SPE 478Student Teaching in Special Ed
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
EED 397Clinical Experience II
EED 478Student Teach in the Elem Schl