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John Almarode

John Taylor Almarode

Executive Director of Teaching and Learning

James Madison University

John Taylor Almarode


Dr. Almarode is executive director of teaching and learning at James Madison University. He began his career teaching high school mathematics and science. He now works with pre-service teachers and devotes time to collaborating with in-service teachers in classrooms and schools across the globe. Almarode and his colleagues have presented their work to the U.S. Congress, U.S. Department of Education and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. He has authored multiple articles, reports, book chapters and more than a dozen books on effective teaching and learning in today’s schools and classrooms. Dr. Almarode received a B.S. from Bridgewater College, an M.A.T. from Mary Baldwin College and a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.


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