photoAs a mother, classroom teacher, and former professor of reading education and teacher preparation, I work to  support parents, teachers, and after school programs so together we development life-long readers.  

As a professor, I designed and taught all courses leading to the State of Florida reading endorsement, managed the School of Education Reading Center where we offered reading tutoring services to local area K-5 students, and created and directed the Master of Education in Reading Education online degree program.  My research focused on beginning reader’s literacy development, vocabulary acquisition, and uses of digital technologies to enhance reading experiences. My work has been published in the Reading Teacher, Kappa Delta Pi Record, Journal of Reading Education, Advanced Literacy Practices: From the Clinic to the Classroom, Yearbook of the Literacy Research Association, Advanced Literacy Practices: From the Clinic to the Classroom, The New Literacies: Multiple Perspectives on Research and Practice, Reflective Theories in Teacher Education Practice, and others.