Department of Master of Education - Teacher Leader
|Degrees:||Ph.D Curriculum and Instruction, University of Missouri-Columbia
MA Vocal Performance, Truman State University
BME Music Education, University of Missouri - Kansas City
- Goodhue 102|
EDUC 2713 Introduction to Education Technology
EDUC 5102 Seminar I
EDUC 5434 Assessment Practices in Kentucky Public Schools
EDUC 5874 Seminar II
2008-Present - Chair, Division of Education,
Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia, KY
2007-2008 - Chair, Department of Education,
University of the Cumberlands, Williamsburg, KY
2006-2007 - Adjunct Faculty, College of Education
and Behavioral Science, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green,
1999-2006 - Associate Professor of Music Education,
Coordinator of Music Education, Northwestern State University,
1996-1999 - Assistant Director of Professional
Development at Truman State University, Kirksville, MO
1996-1999 - Director of Advanced Placement for
Missouri at Truman State University, Kirksville, MO
1993-1995 - Instructor of freshman and
sophomore sightsinging and aural training, music methods classes,
University of Missouri-Columbia
1993-1996 - Instructor of Educational Statistics I
and II at the University of Missouri-Columbia
1991-1993 - Instructor of music appreciation,
music theory, sightsinging, and studio voice at Northeast Missouri
1993-2003 - Statistical Consultant for Eastern
Kentucky State University and three doctoral dissertations in music
1990-1991 - Director of high school choir at South
Shelby R-IV School District, Shelbina, MO
1990-1991 - Instructor of Music at Clarence
Elementary and Junior High School, Clarence, MO
1987-1989 - Instructor of music at Ursuline
Academy, San Antonio, TX
1981-1982 - Instructor of music at Geneseo School
District, Geneseo, IL
1980-81 - Instructor of music at Black Hawk
Elementary and Clark County R-II High School, Kahoka, MO
Served as chair of the Teacher Education Committee, Lindsey
Wilson College, 2008-Present.
Served as chair for Conceptual Framework and Continuous Assessment,
NCATE accreditation, Lindsey Wilson College, 2008-Present.
Served on the Lindsey Wilson College Technology Task Force,
Served on the New Course/New Proposal Committee, Lindsey Wilson
Served as chair of the Teacher Education Admissions Committee,
University of the Cumberlands, 2007-2008.
Served as chair of the Graduate Committee, University of the
Served on Instructional Leadership Team for Educational Leadership:
Principalship redesign funded by the Wallace Foundation,
Served on the General Studies Council for the University College of
Northwestern State University, 2003 to 2006.
Served as a book reviewer of music textbooks for Prentice Hall,
Fall 2003 to present.
Served as Chair of Human Subjects Review Board, Fall 2001 to Fall
Served as Chair of the K-12 Music Education Redesign committee and
chair of the Undergraduate teacher education redesign, Fall 2003 to
Serve as president of the Natchitoches Central High School Band
Boosters, Fall 2001 to Spring 2003
Received Level III Kodaly Music Studies, Summer 2005.
Served as the teacher education chairperson and as a member of the
board for Louisiana Music Educators Association, Fall 2000 to
Served on Teacher Education Council, Graduate Cabinet, and the
Louisiana Blue Ribbon Commission PK16+ Arts Consortium, Fall 1999
Consulted the state of South Dakota Board of Regents, governor and
chief academic officers of South Dakota public universities on the
Advanced Placement teacher training institute, April, 1998
Served as member of the task force on quality control of dual
credit for the Coordinating Board for Higher Education Transfer and
Articulation conference, February, 1998.
Served as member of Missouri Advanced Placement Advisory Council,
Presented Advanced Placement workshops at Missouri Association of
School Administrators and National Association of Secondary School
Principals meetings and conferences, 1997-98.
Presented workshops on aural training/sight singing, music theory,
show choir and vocal techniques at Duke Ellington High School for
the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C., 1995.
Adjudicated at the District Music Contest, 1990-98.
Directed All-District Choir, Shelbina, MO 1991.
Served on All-State Choir Selection Committee, Moberly, MO
Faculty Lecture Recital at Northwestern State University, December
Performed with University Singers (University of MO-Columbia) at
the American Choral Directors Association National Conference,
Washington, D.C., 1995.
Performed alto solo in Schubert, "Serenade" and performed as a
member of the All-Collegiate Choir at Missouri Music Educators
Association conference in Tan-Tar-A, Lake Ozark, MO 1993.
Masters vocal performance recital at Truman State University
(formerly Northeast Missouri State University) including songs by
Britten, Mahler, Satie, Bellini. 1992
Ralston, J. (Feb. 2007). "Selecting Appropriate Vocal
Repertoire," clinic presented at Texas Music Educators
National Conference, San Antonio, TX.
Ralston, J. (Nov. 2005). "French Acadian Music: Louisiana's
Role in the Preservation of the French Culture in Education,"
paper presented at College Music Society National Conference,
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
Ralston, J. (Fall, 2005). "Let's Sing: The Role of Louisiana's
Folk Songs in Education," Louisiana Folklife Magazine.
Ralston, J. (Jan. 2005). "Organizational Skills for Teaching
Music Effectively," Vermillion Parish Professional Development
Day, Abbeville, LA.
Ralston, J. (Nov. 2004). "Louisiana Components of Effective
Teaching (LCET) and Louisiana Teacher Assistance and Assessment
Program (LTAAP) in the music classroom." Clinic at Louisiana
Music Educator's Conference, Baton Rouge, LA.
Ralston, J. (Nov. 2004). "Current Issues in Music Education,
Including Certification and Assessment," Vermillion Parish
Professional Development Day, Abbeville, LA.
Ralston, J. (Sept. 2004). "Careers in Music: Pros and
Cons" Presentation at Blue Ridge High School, Blue Ridge,
Ralston, J. (Nov 2003). "Preparing for Music: Content Knowledge
PRAXIS," and "Preparing for the Principles of Learning and
Teaching PRAXIS," sessions at Louisiana Music Educator's
conference, Baton Rouge, LA.
Ralston, J. (April, 2003). "Performance Assessment"
workshop for all colleges and departments at Northwestern State
University, Natchitoches, LA.
Ralston, J. (Nov. 2002). "Cooperating Teachers in the Music
Classroom," and "First Year Teacher Thoughts and
Concerns," sessions at Louisiana Music Educator's Association
conference, Baton Rouge, LA.
Ralston, J. (Nov. 2001). "Choosing Appropriate Literature for
Vocal Soloists," "Preparing Music Education Students for a Career
in Music," and "The Expectations and Responsibilities of
the Student Teacher", sessions at Louisiana Music Educator's
Association conference, Baton Rouge, LA.
Ralston, J. (2000-2006). "News From Music Teacher
Education," quarterly column in The Louisiana Musician.
Ralston, J. (Summer, 1999). "The Development of a Valid and
Reliable Instrument to Grade the Difficulty of Vocal Solo
Repertoire," Journal of Research in Music Education.
Ralston, J. "A Comparison of Missouri College and University
Acceptance Policies of Advanced Placement," "How to Target Schools
for Advanced Credit Opportunities," development of handbook,
1998, construction of website (www2.truman.edu/ap) 1998, and
presentation at AP Advisory Council, March 1999.
Ralston, J. "Tracking students with post-secondary
credit," presentations to administration at Truman State
University, 1998, Coordinating Board for Higher Education, 1998,
and AP Advisory Council, 1999
Ralston, J. (April 1998). "How Singers Can Grade Difficulty in
Vocal Solo Repertoire," National Music Educators Association
conference, Phoenix, AZ.
Ralston, J. (Jan. 1998). "Aural Training and Sight singing from
the Student's Point of View" workshop session at the Missouri
Music Educators Association conference, Tan-Tar-A, Lake Ozark,
Koster, K. & Ralston, J. (Jan. 1998) "Comparing the
Influences of Aural and/or Visual Presentation Methods on
Difficulty Ratings for Vocal Solo Repertoire," co-author Keith
Koster, presentation at the Missouri Music Educators Association
conference, Tan-Tar-A, Lake Ozark, MO.
Ralston, J. (Jan. 1997). "Advanced Placement Music
Theory" workshop session and "The Development of a Valid
and Reliable Instrument to Grade the Difficulty of Vocal Solo
Repertoire," presentation at the Missouri Music Educators
Association conference, Tan-Tar-A, Lake Ozark, MO.
Ralston, J. (1994). "Picking out the pieces," Missouri
School Music Magazine, Vol. 49, No. 1, Fall 1994, p. 20.
Ralston, J. & Straw, M. (1994/95). "Alternative Scheduling:
A Solution to School Needs?," Oklahoma Music, Vol. 1, No. 2,
Winter 1994/95, pp. 46-53.