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Degrees

  • Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
  • M.A., Talbot School of Theology
  • M.S., California State University, Fullerton
  • B.A., Biola University

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Biography

June Hetzel specializes in literacy processes, curriculum development, and spiritual formation. Hetzel has served in the roles of teacher, curriculum specialist, principal, writer, editor, consultant, and professor before becoming Dean of Biola's School of Education. She has served at school, district, and county levels, including four summer teaching overseas. Recent projects include co-editing a book entitled Inclusive Classrooms for Community Flourishing (2018, SKILD, published in Arabic); co-authoring a chapter called "Jesus, Justice, and Special Education Inclusion: A Case for the Shalom Model of Inclusion" inIntegrating Faith and Special Education: A Christian Faith Approach to Special Education Practice (2016, Wipf & Stock); editing a PreK–6 textbook series for English Learners, Passport to Adventure (Purposeful Design Publications, 2014); co-authoring a chapter for Foundations of Education: A Christian Vision (2014); and co-authoring The Literacy Gaps: Building Bridges for English Language Learners and Standard English Learners (Corwin Press, 2009). A former in-house editor, she has authored 18 teacher resource books, including the Steps to Writing Success series (2002), Writing Fluency (2001), Writing Teacher's Handbook series (1999) and Responding to Literature (1993; 2002). She has written articles for numerous journals, such Journal of Psychology and Theology, Evangelizing Today's Child, the Home School Researcher, the Claremont Yearbook, Focus Publications, Salem Press, Starburst Publishers, the Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin, Teachers of Vision and Christian School Education. She was the managing editor for the American Bookseller's Pick-of-the-List in the parent category: Homeschooling: Answers to Questions Parent Most Often Ask (1995) and co-editor for Beauty is Soul Deep: 180 Devotionals for Growing a Meaningful Inner Life (Barbour Press, 2003). Hetzel has most recently been keynote for the ACSI Early Childhood Conference in La Mirada, CA (2019); Christian Schools International, Washington, D.C. (2019); Morrison Academy, Taichung Taiwan (2018); and the ACSI International Administrators Conference in Qawra, Malta (2014) for Southern Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. Other speaking engagements include the Oxford Round Table, Oxfordfordshire, UK; Grace Christian Schools, Chiang Mai, Thailand; and UPH International Christian Higher Education Conference, Jakarta, Indonesia. Hetzel’s doctoral dissertation topic was “Factors that Influence Parents to Homeschool” and her heart is to support families in the education of their children, whether public, private, mission or homeschool paths. Her most recent graduate studies at Talbot School of Theology has led to research related to the spiritual lives of teachers and the role of spiritual disciplines in mitigating stress and promoting flourishing.

Affiliations

  • ACSI—Association of Christian Schools International
  • AICCU—Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities
  • ASCD—Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • BIR—Board of Institutional Reviewers, California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTE—California Council on Teacher Education
  • CEAI—Christian Educators Association International
  • DKG—Delta Kappa Gamma Society International
  • ILA—International Literacy Association
  • REG—Reading Educators’ Guild, Cal State Fullerton (life member)

Publications (Selected)

  • Inclusive Classrooms for Flourishing Communities. Hetzel, J., LaBarbera, R. (editors). SKILD Publishing. Published in Arabic. 2019.
  • Passport to Adventure: English as a Foreign Language Series. Introduction and Conclusion. Hetzel, J. (Series Editor). Purposeful Design Press. 2011-2014.
  • The Literacy Gaps: Bridgebuilding Strategies for ELLs and SELs. Soto-Hinman, I., Hetzel, J. Corwin/SAGE Press. 2009
  • Spelling Series, Grades 1-6, Teacher’s Manuals, Student Workbooks, and CDs with blackline masters. Hetzel, J. (Senior Content Editor). Purposeful Design Press. 2008-2009.
  • Jesus, Justice, and Special Education Inclusion: A Case for the Shalom Model of Inclusion. Nworie, B., Hetzel, J. In Integrating faith and special education. Wipf & Stock. 2016.
  • Educating for Faithful Presence. Hetzel, J., Stranske. In Foundations of Education: A Christian Vision (Matthew Etherington, Ed.). T. Wipf and Stock Publishers. 2014.
  • "Global perspectives on spiritual warfare in the classroom." Hetzel, J., Vidaurre, L., Costillo, D., Longinow, R., Taillon, A., and LaBarbera, R. In Christian School Education, Vol. 20(2), pp. 32-35. 2016/2017.
  • "Twice exceptional? The plight of the gifted English learner." Stein, J., Hetzel, J., Beck, R. In The Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin International Journal for Professional Educators. Volume 78-2, 36-41. Winter 2012.
  • "The three literacy gaps and title III of NCLB." Hetzel, J., Soto-Hinman, I. In Forum on Public Policy Online Journal. Oxford University. Winter 2007.

Presentations

  • Bible Instruction Symposium. Washington D.C., Christian Schools International.

    Presented keynote address, “The Bible literacy gaps.” Feb. 15-16, 2019.

  • ACSI Early Childhood Conference, Biola University, La Mirada, CA.

    Presented keynote address, “Stress management for the early childhood educator.” March 30, 2019.

  • Morrison Academy: Taichung, Taiwan.

    Presented keynote address, “Prayer practices in the lives of Christian educators.” October 6, 2018.

  • Morrison Academy: Taichung, Taiwan.

    Presented on “Stress management for Christian educators.” October 5, 2018.

  • Morrison Academy: Taichung, Taiwan.

    Presented keynote address, “The spiritual lives of teachers.” October 5, 2018.

  • Christian Educators Association International, Anaheim, CA.

    Presented on "The spiritual lives of teachers." February 18, 2017.

  • Association of Christian Educators International, Anaheim, CA.

    Presented on "Stress and spiritual warfare for Christian educators." February 20, 2016.

  • Whittier Christian High School Professional Development Seminar, La Habra, CA.

    Presented on "Reflective practice." January 19, 2017.

  • Christian Educators Association International, Orange, CA

    Presented on "Why love matters: Presence, passion, and partnership in the classroom setting." August 23, 2016.

  • Undergraduate Chairs and Coordinators, Biola University, La Mirada, CA.

    Presented on "Horns and haloes: How to write a faculty annual review." February 20, 2016.

  • Association of Christian Schools International, Friends Christian School, ACSI NEXUS, Yorba Linda, CA.

    Classroom presentation to teachers and administrators, "The Spirit-led teacher." November 23, 2015.

  • Biola University, La Mirada, CA.

    Provided introduction to panel session, "Spiritual formation for home educators." September 25, 2015.

  • Biola University, La Mirada, CA

    Presentation to Biola Youth Academics STAR and Torrey Academy instructors, "Classroom management." August 17, 2015

  • Global Webinar, ACSI NEXUS

    Presented on "The spiritual lives of teachers: Stress and spiritual warfare." April 28, 2015.

  • Professional Development Series Sponsored by the Doctoral Studies Committee: Calvary Chapel, Biola University, La Mirada, CA

    Presented to approximately 200 graduate students, faculty, and staff as the plenary speaker, "Becoming a writer and researcher: Charting the journey." April 24, 2015.

  • Global Webinar, ACSI NEXUS

    Presented on "Why rest, sabbath, solitude, and retreat are essential disciplines for Christian educators." February 19, 2015.

  • Biola University, La Mirada, CA.

    Co-presentation with K. Lundstrom to Biola Youth Academics STAR Instructors, "Learning differences." January 30, 2015.

  • ACSI International Administrators Conference, Qawra, Malta.

    Presented keynote address, " Why rest, sabbath, solitude, and retreat are essential disciplines for the Christian educator," to global administrators from North Africa, Middle East, Europe, Asia, and North America. April 29, 2014.

  • ACSI International Administrators Conference, Qawra, Malta.

    Presented keynote address, "Barriers and bridges to Spirit-led classrooms," to global administrators from North Africa, Middle East, Europe, Asia, and North America. April 28, 2014.

  • ACSI International Administrators Conference, Qawra, Malta.

    Presented keynote address, "The spiritual lives of teachers," to global administrators from North Africa, Middle East, Europe, Asia, and North America. April 27, 2014.

  • Professional Development Day, Biola University, La Mirada, CA.

    Presented to professors, staff, and Ph.D. student in two repeated panel sessions, "Grant writing." November 7, 2014.

  • Biola University, La Mirada, CA.

    Organized and facilitated Lebanese delegation from Beruit (13 delegates in round table; 50 delegates for midday dialogue; 19 delegates for evening dialogue). Presented on "Special education legislation." October 30-31, 2014.

  • ACSI Global Webinar

    Presented on "Overview of the spiritual lives of teachers survey." September 19, 2014.

  • Conference in Higher Education, UPH, Jakarta, Indonesia.

    Presented on " Why rest, sabbath, solitude, and retreat are essential disciplines for Christian educators." November 2013.

  • Biola University, La Mirada, CA

    Presented to a delegation of 22 educators from mainland China on "An overview of the American educational system." March 7, 2012.

  • Association of Christian Schools International Regional Conference, Anaheim, CA.

    Presented to 200+ teachers, "Spiritual formation in the life of the teacher." November 21, 2011.

  • Association of Christian Schools International Regional Conference, Anaheim, CA

    Presented to 190 teachers, "Time management for the Christian educator." November 21, 2011.

  • Women's Conference, Living Hope Community Church, Aliso Viejo, CA.

    Presented to 150 women, "God never wastes time." November 13, 2011.

  • Women's Conference, Living Hope Community Church, Aliso Viejo, CA.

    Presented to 150 women, "God never wastes talents." November 12, 2011.

  • Women's Conference, Living Hope Community Church, Aliso Viejo, CA.

    Presented to 150 women, "God never wastes trials." November 12, 2011.

  • Association of Christian Schools International Regional Conference, Sacramento, CA.

    Presented to 40 teachers, "Spiritual formation in the life of the teacher." November 7, 2011.

  • Association of Christian Schools International Regional Conference, Sacramento, CA.

    Presented to 60 teachers, "Time management for the Christian educator." November 7, 2011.

  • Association of Christian Schools International Regional Conference, Sacramento, CA.

    Presented to 25 teachers, "Spiritual formation in the life of the teacher." November 6, 2011.

  • Association of Christian Schools International Regional Conference, Sacramento, CA.

    Presented to 75 teachers, "Time management for the Christian educator." November 6, 2011.

  • Biola University, La Mirada, CA.

    Initial discussion regarding partnership between Biola and the Firmamus Delegation, with a goal of establishing the first Evangelical Christian University in Frankfurt, Germany. September 22, 2011.

  • Association of Christian Schools International Regional Conference, Anaheim, CA.

    Presented to 20 teachers, " Spiritual formation in the life of the teacher." November 18, 2010.

  • Gardenhill Elementary School, La Mirada, CA.

    Presented on "The literacy gaps: Building bridges for English learners." August 31, 2010.

  • Biola University, La Mirada, CA.

    Presented a three-hour workshop to eight military officials from Thailand on "Stewardship Model of Leadership: IQ, EQ, AQ, SQ." September 21, 2010.

  • Chinese Delegation on Early Childhood Education, Biola University, La Mirada, CA.

    Provided opening remarks, participated in a question/answer session, and campus tour for six delegates from China. November 8, 2010.

  • ICCC Education Enhancement Initiative for Burundi, Reading, England.

    Presented on the philosophy and partnership with Biola University’s School of Education. November 17-20, 2008.

  • Lowell Joint School District, Jordan Elementary School, La Habra, CA.

    Presented on "Comprehension strategies for home and school." November 2, 2007.

  • Calvary Chapel Schools, Downey, CA.

    Presented on "Reading comprehension." April 30, 2007.

  • Orange County Department of Education, Anaheim, CA.

    Presented at the satellite campus on "The A, B, Cs of reading comprehension in content area textbooks." January 2007.

  • Association of Christian Schools International Conference, Anaheim, CA.

    Presented on "Time management and overcoming procrastination." November 20, 2006.

  • Association of Christian Schools International Conference, Anaheim, CA.

    Presented on "The writing process, grades K-12." November 20, 2006.

  • Reading Roundtable, Harris Manchester College, Oxford University, Oxfordshire, England.

    Presented on "The three literacy gaps and Title III of NCLB." July 2006.

  • Chi State Convention, Los Angeles, CA.

    Presented on "Publishing for the educational market." May 6, 2006.

  • Chi State Convention, Los Angeles, CA.

    Presented on "Writing strategies for grades 3-8." May 6, 2006.

  • West Angeles Christian Academy, Los Angeles, CA.

    Presented on "Reading comprehension strategies, K-8." January 9, 2006.

  • Association of Christian Schools International, Anaheim, CA.

    Presented on "Reading comprehension strategies: Methods that really work grades 3-12)." November 21, 2005.

  • Grace International Schools' Extension Program, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

    Presented on "Writing strategies for home educators." February 23, 2005.

  • Grace International Schools' Extension Program, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

    Presented on "Time management for home educators." February 22, 2005.

  • Grace International Schools' Extension Program, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

    Presented on "Reading comprehension strategies for home educators." February 21, 2005.

  • West Angeles Christian Academy, Los Angeles, CA.

    Presented on "Writing strategies for K-8 teachers." February 13, 2005.

  • Orange County Department of Education, Anaheim, CA.

    Presented at the satellite campus on "Reading comprehension and vocabulary development." January 11, 2005.

  • Arcadia Christian Schools, Arcadia, CA.

    Presented on "Literacy assessments." November 11, 2004.

  • Delta Kappa Gamma, Whittier, CA.

    Presented on "Literacy in North Africa." October 27, 2004.

  • The California Reading Association Convention, Ontario, CA.

    Presented on "The writing process: Fluency, form, and correctness." November 2003.

  • The Claremont College Reading Conference, Claremont, CA.

    Presented on "Writing, reading, and revolution." March 21, 2003.

  • The California Reading Association Convention, Sacramento, CA.

    Presented on "The writing process." November 2002.

  • The California Reading Association Convention, Sacramento, CA.

    Presented on "The writing process." November 2002.

  • The California Reading Association Convention, Sacramento, CA.

    Presented on "The writing process." November 2002.

  • Association of Christian Schools International, Anaheim, CA.

    Presented on "Writing literacy." November 2002.

  • Association of Christian Schools International, Anaheim, CA.

    Presented on "Publishing in the educational marketplace." November 2002.

  • Symposium on Instructional Leadership and English Education in the Intercultural Setting: China Considerations, Biola University, La Mirada, CA.

    Presented on "The role of the principal in educational reform." September 28, 2002.

  • California State University Fullerton, Fullerton, CA.

    Presented on "Writing for the educational marketplace." March 2, 2000.

  • Orange County Charter School, South Campus, Mission Viejo, CA.

    Presented on "Beyond GATE: Creativity and intelligence." February 27, 2000.

  • Orange County Charter School, West Campus, Anaheim, CA.

    Presented on "How to teaching writing: Fluency, form, and correctness." January 27, 2000.

  • Orange County Charter School, West Campus, Anaheim, CA.

    Presented on "Reading comprehension strategies for K-8." January 18, 2000. 

  • Orange County Charter School, North Campus, Anaheim, CA

    Presented on "How to teaching writing: Fluency, form, and correctness." January 11, 2000.

  • Eastwood Elementary School, La Mirada, CA.

    Presented on "Strategies for at-risk learners." January 3, 2000.

  • Orange County Department of Education, Costa Mesa, CA.

    Presented on "Factors that influence families to homeschool and K-12 homeschool literacy practices." December 10, 1999.

  • Orange County Charter School, Anaheim, CA.

    Presented on "Tutoring and remediation strategies." December 9, 1999.

  • California Reading Association, Long Beach, CA.

    Presented on "Writing literacy: Practical strategies for fluency, motivation, and success." November 5, 1999.

  • Association of Christian Schools International, Anaheim, CA.

    Presented on "Publishing for the educational marketplace." November 4, 1999.

  • Orange County Charter School, North Campus, Anaheim, CA.

    Presented on "Reading comprehension strategies." October 14, 1999.

  • Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA.

    Presented on "Why students don't read and what you can do about it: Literacy in the elementary school." September 18, 1999.

  • Orange County Department of Education, Costa Mesa, CA.

    Presented on "Early literacy assessment." September 1999.

  • Orange County Department of Education, Costa Mesa, CA.

    Presented on "Middle grade writing." July 14, 1999.

  • The Claremont Reading Conference Institute for Developmental Studies, Claremont, CA

    Presented on "Literacy in the homeschool setting." 1997.

Research Interests

  • Spiritual formation
  • Literacy
  • Reading/writing processes
  • English language learners
  • Curriculum and instruction
  • Values education
  • Home schooling
  • Gifted education
  • Differentiated learning

Courses

  • SEED 504 Advanced Curriculum and Instruction (M.A.Ed. course)
  • SEED 520 Elementary Reading/Language Arts (for teachers of grades K-8)
  • SEED 530 Reading Processes and Approaches (for teachers of grades K-12)
  • SEED 531 Writing Processes and Approaches (for teachers of grades K-12)
  • SEED 537 Elementary History-Social Studies Methods (for teachers of grades K-6)
  • SEED 550 Multicultural Children’s Literature (for teachers of grades K-8)
  • SEED 554 Professional Writing (M.A.Ed. course)
  • SEED 571 Grant Writing, Book Proposals, and Textbooks (M.S. Curriculum, Instruction, and Publication course)
  • SEED 573 Curriculum Practicum (M.S. Curriculum, Instruction, and Publication course)
  • SEED 576 Textbook Writing (M.S. Curriculum, Instruction, and Publication course)
  • SEED 596 Professional Development Module (M.A.Ed. course)
  • SEED 599 Master’s Thesis (capstone)
  • Student Teacher Supervision
  • GNST 102 Freshmen Seminar
  • BBST 465 Philosophy of Christian Education
  • LEDU 420 Elementary Reading/Language Arts (for teachers of grades K-6)
  • LEDU 337 Elementary History-Social Studies Methods (for teachers of grades K-6)
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