Mercedes K. Schneider, Ph.D.
Hello, and welcome to my webpage. The 2017-18 school year is my eleventh year at Slidell High School, where I currently teach English IV.
I have been formally teaching in some capacity for the past 26 years, mostly full time (22 years).
As for my college experience, I attended Louisiana State University from 1985 to 1991 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in secondary education, English and German. I taught for two years in St. Bernard, my home; then, I moved to Georgia and taught German (1993-94) and English (1994-98) for Rome City Schools. While teaching full time, I earned my masters degree in guidance and counseling from the State University of West Georgia (1996-98). Finally, in 2002, I graduated with my Ph.D. in applied statistics and research methods, with a counselor education concentration, from the University of Northern Colorado.
My professional publications include three books:
- A Chronicle of Echoes: Who's Who in the Implosion of American Public Education (Information Age Publishing, 2014)
- Common Core Dilemma: Who Owns Our Schools? (Teachers College Press, 2015)
- School Choice: the End of Public Education? (Teachers College Press, 2016)