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Degrees

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

Biography

Dr. Hetzel specializes in literacy processes and curriculum development. Dr. Hetzel has served in the roles of teacher, curriculum specialist, principal, writer, editor, consultant, professor, and dean. She has served at school, district, and county levels, including four summer teaching overseas. She recently finished editing a PreK-6 textbook series for English Learners, Passport to Adventure (Purposeful Design Publications, 2014), and co-authored a chapter for Foundations of Education: A Christian Vision (2014). Her most recent trade book, The Literacy Gaps: Building Bridges for English Language Learners and Standard English Learners (Corwin Press, 2009), was co-authored with Dr. Ivannia Soto-Hinman of Whittier College. 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). Dr. Hetzel has spoken for a variety of conferences, including the Oxford Round Table, Oxford University; a homeschooling conference in Chiang Mai, Thailand; an education conference at UPH, Jarkarta, Indonesia; and was the keynote at the ACSI 2014 regional conference for Christian School administrators in Southern Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. Dr. 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.

Affiliations

  • ICCTE-International Community of Christian Educators (2005-present)
  • IRA-International Reading Association (1983-present)
  • DKG-Delta Kappa Gamma Society International (1990-present)
  • CRA-California Reading Association (1983-present)
  • REG-Reading Educators' Guild, Cal State Fullerton (life member)
  • ASCD-Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (2000-present)
  • ACSI-Association of Christian Schools International (1979-present)
  • BIR-Board of Institutional Reviewers, California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (2009-present)

Publications (Selected)

Books

  • Ma, Stella and June Hetzel (2004). “Traits of Good Writing, Grades 6-8.” Huntington Beach: Creative Teaching Press, Inc.: Huntington Beach, California
  • Soto-Hinman, I. and J. Hetzel (2009). “The Literacy Gaps: Building Bridges for English Language Learners and Standard English Learners.” Thousand Oaks, California: Corwin Press, Inc.
  • Hetzel, J. (editor) for Elaine K. McEwan (2008). “Reading Fluency, K-3.” Thousand Oaks, California: Corwin Press, Inc., A Sage Publications Company.
  • Hetzel, J. (editor) for Elaine K. McEwan (2008). “Reading Fluency, 4-8.” Thousand Oaks, California: Corwin Press, Inc., A Sage Publications Company.
  • Hetzel, J. (2008). “Fifteen Devotionals in 365 Devotionals for Busy Women.” Uhrichsville, Ohio: Barbour Publishing Inc.
  • Hetzel, J. (series editor, 2007 ff). “English as a Foreign Language Textbook Series.” Colorado Springs, Colorado: Purposeful Design Publications.
  • Hetzel, J. (senior content editor, 2006 ff). “Spelling Textbook Series.” Colorado Springs, Colorado: Purposeful Design Publications.
  • Hetzel, June & Deborah McIntire. (2002). “Primary Writing: Steps to Success, Level One and Three.” Creative Teaching Press, Inc.: Huntington Beach, California.
  • Hetzel, J. & Taylor, D. (2002). “Primary Writing: Steps to Success, Level Two.” Creative Teaching Press, Inc.: Huntington Beach, California.
  • Hetzel, J. & M. Lee (editors) (2003). “Beauty is Soul Deep: 180 Devotionals for Growing a Meaningful Inner Life.” Uhrichsville, Ohio: Barbour Publishing Inc.

Articles

  • Hetzel, June; Susan Newcomb; and Joanna Fuller (Fall 2009). “Tutoring Initiative: A High School/University Partnership.” The Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin International Journal for Professional Educators. Vol 76-1, pp. 9-13.
  • Hetzel, J. & Soto-Hinman, I. (Winter 2007). “The three literacy gaps and title III of NCLB.” Oxford University Round Table, Oxford England: Forum on Public Policy Online Journal.
  • Hetzel, June and Tim Stranske (Feb. 2007). “The IQ, EQ, AQ, and SQ Elements of Effective Pedagogy.” Christian School Education, Vol. 10, No. 3, pp. 6-9. Colorado Springs, Colorado: Association of Christian Schools International.
  • Hetzel, J. & K. Walters (Jan. 15, 2007). “An Examination of Gaps Between Professorial and Student Perceptions of Effective Pedagogy, Learning Activities, Assessments, and Learning Relationships as Compared with Research-Based Findings.” ICCTE (International Community of Christian Educators online) Journal, Vol. 3, Issue #1, Oregon: George Fox University. http://www.icctejournal.org/
  • Hetzel, J. (Spring 2004). “Writers Helping Writers: How Critique Groups Propel Professional Writing.” The Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin Austin, Texas.
  • Johnson, E. & J. Hetzel (Winter 2002). “Reading by Design: Evolutionary Psychology and the Neuropsychology of Reading.” Journal of Psychology and Theology, Vol. 30, No. 1, 3-25.
  • Hetzel, J. (2001). “Creativity, Intelligence, and Leadership: Working with the Gifted.” Salt and Light Educators' Symposium Yearbook: Biola University, La Mirada, California.
  • Hetzel, J., Hseu, M., Jackson, M, and K.J. McKee (2001). “Literacy Practices of 1,006 Home School Students in Southern California.” Home School Researcher.
  • Hetzel, J. and F. Lampman (2001). “A Six-Week Writing Intervention Model.” The ACCESS Action Research Yearbook: Reflective Practices in Teaching and Learning. Costa Mesa, California: Orange County Department of Education, pp. 21-30.
  • Hetzel, J. (2000). “Creativity, Leadership, and Intelligence: Working with the Gifted.” Claremont Conference Yearbook. Claremont, CA: The Claremont Reading Conference Institute for Developmental Studies.

Magazines

  • Taylor, D. & J. Hetzel, J. (2001). “Don Smith and His Contribution to the Pro-life Movement.” Finn and Associates: Pasadena, California.
  • Hetzel, J. & D. McIntire (Dec. 1991). “Traditions,” From the Classroom. Huntington Beach, CA: Teacher Designed Learning.
  • Hetzel, J. (March 1992). “Caterpillars and Butterflies,” From the Classroom. Huntington Beach, CA: Teacher Designed Learning.
  • Kuld, Paul & June Hetzel (2005). “Sharing the Gospel.” Evangelizing Today's Child. Warrenton, Missouri.
  • Hetzel, J. & C. Sibold (Feb. 2005). “Writing Strategies for English Learners.” Classroom Leadership, Vol. 8, No. 5. Alexandria, Virginia: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
  • Hetzel, June & Claire Sibold (May/June 2004). “Maximize Your Teaching with the Best Visuals.” Evangelizing Today's Child. Warrenton, Missouri.
  • Hetzel, J. & C. Sibold (Sept/Oct 2003). “How to Overcome Reading Obstacles.” Evangelizing Today's Child: Warrenton, Missouri. Pages 11-13.
  • Hetzel, J. (February 1996). “Reflection Inspection,” in Clubhouse Magazine, pp. 20-21. Colorado Springs: Focus on the Family.
  • Hetzel, J. (March 1996). “Our Mighty Fortress,” in Clubhouse Magazine, pp. 6-7. Colorado Springs: Focus on the Family.
  • Hetzel, J. (July 1996).“Seared to the Soul,” in Clubhouse Magazine, pp. 23. Colorado Springs: Focus on the Family.
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