Bio

Sheila Rogers Gloer, Ed.D., is a Senior Lecturer at Baylor University’s School of Education, having come to Baylor in 2002. She has teaching responsibilities in all three certificate levels (K-6, 4-8, 6-12) and currently leads a new-student experience course for entering freshmen.

Dr. Gloer was a classroom teacher before coming to Baylor’s School of Education. She has taught in five different states during her career spanning 25 years in public school and one year in a private Catholic School in Pennsylvania. She taught Title 1 Reading in Shelby County, Kentucky, to sixth graders, Reading Improvement to first-sixth graders in Kansas City, Missouri, and spent many years teaching English, Language Arts, Reading and Social Studies at the middle level. She taught in Waco’s La Vega Independent School District prior to coming to Baylor.

Dr. Gloer received her Master’s and Education Specialist degrees from University of Missouri, Kansas City, and her doctorate from Baylor University. The recipient of a grant from Baylor's Institute for Oral History, she has done extensive interviews with Dr. John Lounsbury, considered by many to be the "father" of the middle school movement. She was also a 2014-2015 Faculty Fellow.

Dr. Gloer’s major interests are in classroom teaching, especially at the middle level. She enjoys researching the historical and philosophical foundation of the middle level movement. She enjoys helping her middle level students implement student-driven integrated curriculum units. Dr. Gloer is also interested in young adolescent literature, especially historical fiction.