Judith Herb College of Education

Rhonda Aguiton, Ph.D.

Assistant Lecturer
Department of Teacher Education

Academic program: Curriculum and Instruction  

Office: Gillham Hall 2000KK
Office Phone: 419-530-4482
Email: Rhonda.Aguiton@utoledo.edu
Mailing address:  Mail Stop 924
2801 West Bancroft St.
Toledo, OH 43606-3390

List of Degrees:

  • The University of Toledo, Curriculum and Instruction, Ph.D., 2018 
  • Bowling Green State University, Curriculum and Instruction, M.Ed., 2012 
  • ROYTEC/University of New Brunswick, Elementary Education, B.Ed., 2009 
  • Community College of Allegheny County, Teacher Education, A.A., 1997 
  • The University of the West Indies, Early Childhood Education, Diploma, 1993 

Awards and Honors:

The Ruth Zucker and A. Martin Scholarship, University of Toledo(2015-2016) 


Coming from the sunny isle of Trinidad where teaching is a cultural vocation that engenders an equally bright and healthy life, Dr. Rhonda Aguiton has traveled through the world of Education garnering experience and expertise from institutions providing an eclectic range of curriculum formats: Trinidadian/West Indian, Canadian, British and American; from second grade to sixth grade, with a rich variety of subjects, e.g: language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, informational technology, religious studies, art, physical education. During her 20 years of teaching in elementary schools, she served the needs of children and teacher candidates who presented backgrounds across a comprehensive demographic spectrum, e.g: academic, cultural, ethnic, religious, gender identity, and socio-economic backgrounds. She had the experience of working with students from countries including: Argentina, Canada, Chile, England, Lebanon, Mexico, Peru, the United States of America, and Yemen.  

Currently, Dr. Aguiton’s joy is in pursuing a fulfilling mix of: working as an Assistant Lecturer at UT with Teacher Candidates at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; creating and sustaining partnerships with school districts; and putting into practice her inspiring array of innovative teaching methods inclusive of: modeling, coaching, demonstrations, hands-on activities, technological deployment, collaborative learning, and offering reflective opportunities

Selected Publications:

Li, L., Worch, E., Zhou, Y., & Aguiton, R. (2015) "How and Why Digital Generation Teachers Use Technology in the Classroom: An Explanatory Sequential Mixed Methods Study," International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Vol. 9: No. 2, Article 9. Available at: http://digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu/ij-sotl/vol9/iss2/9 


Courses Taught:

In the past: 

  • Curricula for Infant & Toddler Early Care and Education      
  • Cultural & Linguistic Diversity in Early Childhood Education 
  • Introduction to Education 


  • Phonics and Word Identification for Early Childhood  
  • Phonics and Word Identification for Middle Grades 
  • Literacy and Reading Development in Young Children  
  • Foundations of Literacy 
  • Literacy Assessment and Remediation  
  • Diagnostic in Reading Disabilities 




Last Updated: 2/2/23