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					                                  KATHRYN ANN BUTTON

Texas Tech University                                    (806) 742-1997 ext. 314
Box 41071                                                Fax: (806) 742-2179
Lubbock, Texas 79409-1071                                Email: kathryn.button@ttu.edu

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Ph. D. in Language, Children‟s Literature, and Reading Education.               1992
        The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
M. A. in Curriculum and Instruction.                                            1986
        Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.
B. S. in Elementary Education, Ashland College, Ashland, OH.                    1974

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX                                        1991-2007
Associate Professor - College of Education - Department of Curriculum & Instruction.
Associate Chairperson – Department of Curriculum & Instruction (2005-2007)

• Convener of College of Education Leadership Council Meetings (2005-2007)

• Chaired the College of Education Faculty Council (2004-2005)

• Coordinated the Language Literacy Program Area (2002-2004)

• Chaired the Literacy Collaborative® National Council Meetings (1999-2002).

• Directed the Literacy Collaborative® training site at Texas Tech University (1997-2005).
The site has trained 57 literacy coordinators who provide long-term professional
development for the faculty in their elementary schools. Serve schools in Texas, New
Mexico, Illinois, Maryland and Minnesota.

• Initiated Texas Tech University‟s Literacy Collaborative® training site for early literacy
coordinators in collaboration with The Ohio State University (1996).

• Developed and instructed graduate courses in Children‟s Literature, Early Literacy and
Language Arts on the main campus and field based at Ramirez Elementary School, Texas
Tech Professional Development School.

• Developed and instructed undergraduate courses in Children‟s Literature,
Language/Literacy Development, Portfolio Assessment and Social Studies Methods on the
main campus and field based at three Texas Tech Professional Development Schools.

• Co-organized a Study Abroad Trip to the Dominican Republic for Texas Tech Graduate
Students to work with teachers at the Hostos Bilingual School in Santiago, DR. (2007)
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• Supervised student teachers at Texas Tech University‟s Professional Development
Schools.

• Co-directed three Academics 2000 Grants providing instruction in early literacy for 100
teachers and 30 teaching assistants in the Lubbock area.

• Served as Reading Recovery® Site Coordinator for Lubbock Independent School
District. Supervised instruction for cohort of Reading Recovery® teachers.

• Co-directed CLICK (Connecting Literacy with Content Knowledge) Project. Taught early
literacy and children‟s literature courses to 53 Pre-K - 2nd grade teachers.


The Ohio State University Columbus, OH.                                       1988-1991
Teaching Assistant
• Instructed children‟s literature course, undergraduate level.               1991
• Co-taught four early literacy courses.                                      1989-1999

Instructor                                                                  June 1991
• Collaborated with public school teachers and university staff members on the
development and instruction of a graduate level summer workshop “Creating
Environments That Support Early Literacy Development.”

Elementary School Experience Japan, Germany, United States of America

Reading Specialist, Bob Hope Primary School, Okinawa, Japan.                  1985-1988
 (Department of Defense Dependents Schools) Gr. K-3

Classroom Teacher, Department of Defense Dependents Schools                   1977-1985
 Bob Hope Primary School, Okinawa, Japan.
 Sportfield Elementary School, Hanau, Germany.
 Gr. K and 1

Classroom Teacher, East Havelock Elementary School, Havelock,                 1976-1977
 North Carolina. Gr. 1

Reading Teacher, Bridgeton Elementary School, New Bern, North                 1974-1976
 Carolina. Gr. 2-6
Berkshire School District, Burton, Ohio. Gr. 1-3                              1973-1974



RESEARCH AND CREATIVE ACTIVITY
Refereed Journals
      Hamman, D., Button, K., Olivarez, Jr., A., Lesley, M., Chan, Y., Griffith, R., &
Woods, K. (2006). Do cooperating teachers influence student teachers‟ reading
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instruction? Literacy Teaching and Learning: An International Journal of Early Reading
and Writing 10, (2), 77-94.

       Hamman, D., Olivarez, Jr., A., Lesley, M., Button, K., Chan, Y., Griffith, R., & Elliot,
S. (2006). Pedagogical influence of interaction with cooperating teachers on the efficacy
beliefs of student teachers. The Teacher Educator, 42, (1) 15-29 .

       Johnson, M. J. & Button, K. (2000). Connecting graduate education in language
arts with teaching contexts: The power of action research. English Education, 32, 107-
126.

        Button, K. (1998). Linking social studies and literacy development through the use
of children‟s books. Social Studies and the Young Learner, 10, (4) 23-25.

      Johnson, M. J. & Button, K. (1998). Action research paves the way for continuous
improvement. Journal of Staff Development, 19, 48-51.

        Swafford, J., Maltsberger, A., Button, K. & Furgerson, P. (1998). Facilitating
effective literacy instruction through peer coaching. In C. K. Kinzer, K. A. Hinchman, & D.
J. Leu (Eds.), Inquiries in Literacy Theory and Practice. Forty-sixth yearbook of the
National Reading Conference (pp. 416-426), Chicago: National Reading Conference.

        Button, K. & Johnson, M. J. (1997). The role of shared reading in developing
effective early reading strategies. Reading Horizons, 37, 262-273.

       Button, K. & Welton, D. (1997). Integrating early literacy activities and social
studies in the primary grades. Social Studies and the Young Learner, 9, (4) 15-18.

       Button, K., Johnson, M. J., & Furgerson, P. (1996). Interactive writing in a primary
classroom. The Reading Teacher, 49, 446-454.

       Button, K., Ponticell, J., & Johnson, M. J. (1996). Enabling school-university
collaborative research: Lessons learned in professional development schools. Journal of
Teacher Education, 47, 16-20.

      Ponticell, J. A., Button, K., Johnson, M. J., Cates, P. & Furgerson, P. (1995).
School-university collaborative research: Lessons learned in two professional development
schools. In S. L. Knight & N. J. DeLeon (Eds.), The Texas School University Research
Collaborative. (pp. 1-6). College Station, TX: Texas A & M University, Center for the
Study and Implementation of Collaborative Learning Communities.


       Button, K. (1992). Factors that enhance effective instruction: A single subject
case study of changes in the knowledge base and practice of a kindergarten teacher. In
D. J. Leu & C. K. Kinzer (Eds.), National Reading Conference Yearbook. Chicago:
National Reading Conference.

Articles in Collections
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       Button, K., Johnson, M. J., & Furgerson, P. (1998). Interactive writing in a primary
classroom. In Every Child a Reader: Companion Readings. Ann Arbor, MI: Center for the
Improvement of Early Reading Achievement at the University of Michigan.

       Button, K., Johnson, M. J., & Furgerson, P. (1997). Interactive writing in a primary
classroom. In A. Butler (Ed.). Best practices in literacy learning. IL: Scott Foresman.

Guest Editor

     Button, K., Labbo, L. D., & Welton, D. A. (Eds.) (1998). Social Studies and the
Young Learner, 10 (4) 6-32.

Other Publications

      Button, K., Farest, C., & Miller, C. (1991 Fall). “Thematic webbing: How and
where to begin.” Texas Association for the Improvement of Reading Newsletter, 34, (2), 4-
11.

      Pinnell, G. S., Bradley, D. H., & Button, K. (1990). High-risk students‟ definitions of
reading during participation in initial reading instruction (Tech. Rep. No. 3). Columbus, OH:
The Ohio State University, Martha L. King Language and Literacy Center.

      Pinnell, G. S., McCarrier, A., & Button, K. (1990). Constructing literacy in urban
kindergartens: Progress report on the kindergarten early literacy project (Tech. Rep. No.
10). Columbus, OH: The Ohio State University, Martha L. King Language and Literacy
Center.

      Pinnell, G. S., Button, K., & Bradley, D. H. (1990) Students' and teachers‟ views of
the characteristics of good readers: Relationship to success (Tech. Rep. No. 11).
Columbus, OH: The Ohio State University, Martha L. King Language and Literacy Center.

Funded Research Grants

Texas Tech University – College of Education – Research Grant “How Teachers Select
Quality Children‟s Literature as Tools for Teaching the Craft of Writing” 2005 - $1,893. for
one year.



Funded Research Grants
Texas Tech University – College of Education – Research Grant with Helenrose Fives,
Doug Hamman, Arturo Olivarez and Mellinee Lesley. “Exploring the Development of
Burnout in Student Teachers” 2004 - $1,560. for one year.

Literacy Collaborative® University Training Site at Texas Tech University
Director 1997 – 2005. Budget for eight years exceeded $1,000,000.
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Academics 2000 State of Texas Literacy Grant: in collaboration with Lubbock Independent
School District
Co-Investigator 1998-1999. $89,000. for one year.

Academics 2000 State of Texas Literacy Grant: in collaboration with Lubbock Independent
School District
Co-Investigator 1997-1998. $104,499. for one year.

Academics 2000 State of Texas Literacy Grant: in collaboration with Lubbock Independent
School District
Co-Investigator 1996-1997. $149,000 for one year.

CLICK - Connecting Literacy with Content Knowledge to Accomplish Lasting School
Change: CH and Jones Foundations
Co-Investigator 1996-1997. $155,000 for one year.

CLICK - Connecting Literacy with Content Knowledge to Accomplish Lasting School
Change: CH and Jones Foundations.
Co-Investigator 1995-1996. $250,000 for one year.

PAPERS PRESENTED AT INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL CONFERENCES
      Button, K. & Griffith, R. (2006, November). On the Lookout for GREAT Books to
Support GREAT Writing. Paper presented at the National Council of Teachers of English
annual meeting. Nashville, TN.

      Hamman, D., Button, K., Olivarez, Jr., A., Lesley, M., Chan, Y., Griffith, R., &
Woods, K. (2005, December). Describing the influence of cooperating teachers on the
reading instruction of student teachers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the
National Reading Conference, Miami, FL.

       Button, K. & Griffith, R. (2005, May). Teachers Discover the Power of Children‟s
Literature as Models for the Writer‟s Craft. Paper presented at the International Reading
Association annual meeting. San Antonio, TX.

      Hamman, D., Button, K., Olivarez, Jr., A., Lesley, M., Chan, Y., Griffith, R., &
Woods, K. (2004, April). Learning to teach reading: Cooperators‟ influence on frequency
and quality of students teachers‟ reading instruction. Paper presented at the annual
meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.
PAPERS PRESENTED AT INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL CONFERENCES

         Lesley, M., Hamman, D., Olivarez, Jr., A., Button, K., Woods, K., Chan, Y., Griffith,
R., & Bunuan, R. (2004, April). Student teacher and cooperating teacher interactions as a
critical factor in determining the preparation of quality reading teachers. Paper presented
at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.

        Button, K. (2001, November). Interactive writing in grades k-2: The role of
composing. Paper presented at the Literacy Collaborative® Literacy Coordinator National
Institute. Columbus, OH.
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       Button, K. & Bogard, M.J. (2001, February). Supporting young writers through a
variety of instructional approaches. Paper presented at the National Reading Recovery®
Conference. Columbus, OH.

       Button, K. (2000, December). How does instruction during Reading Recovery
lessons and guided reading lessons in Literacy Collaborative classrooms work together to
help at-risk first grade readers develop a self-extending reading system. Paper presented
at the National Reading Conference. Scottsdale, AZ.

      Button, K. (2000, June). Interactive writing: More than just writing words. Paper
presented at the Literacy Collaborative® Literacy Coordinator National Institute.
Columbus, OH.

      Button, K. (2000, February). Interpreting writing: Knowing what to teach. Paper
presented at the National Reading Recovery® Conference. Columbus, OH.

      Button, K. (2000, February). Instructional decision-making in interactive writing.
Paper presented at the National Reading Recovery® Conference. Columbus, OH.

      Button, K. (1999, February). Interactive writing for self-extending writers. Paper
presented at the National Reading Recovery® Conference, Columbus, OH.

      Button, K. (1998, December). Teacher professional development: The key to
comprehensive literacy instruction in the primary grades. Paper presented at the National
Reading Conference. Austin, TX.

       Button, K. (1998, July). Implementation and the change process: The Lubbock
story. Paper presented at the Early Literacy Learning Initiative National Institute,
Columbus, OH.

      Swafford, J., Maltsberger, A., Button, K., & Furgerson, P. (1996, December). Peer
coaching for facilitating effective literacy instruction. Paper presented at the National
Reading Conference. Charleston, SC.


PAPERS PRESENTED AT INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL CONFERENCES

      Johnson, M. J. & Button, K. (1996, April). Community service in preservice teacher
education: Developing knowledge, values, and commitment. Paper presented at the
American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. New York, NY.

      Button, K. & Johnson, M. J. (1995, April). Graduate education in a professional
development school: Linking theory and practice through teacher research. Paper
presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. San
Francisco, CA.
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      Johnson, M. J. & Button, K. (1995, April). Kaizen! Action research as a way to
improve practice in a professional development school. Paper presented at the American
Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA.

      Button, K. (1995, January). Current trends in early literacy. Paper presented at the
Okinawa Association for the Education of the Young Child Conference. Okinawa, Japan.

      Button, K. (1995, January). New trends for new teachers. Paper presented at the
Okinawa Chapter Phi Delta Kappa Meeting. Okinawa, Japan.

       Button, K. (1994, December). Teacher/student teacher collaboration in the teaching
of an emergent literacy tool: Interactive writing. Paper presented at the National Reading
Conference. San Diego, CA.

       Button, K., Ponticell, J., & Johnson, M. J. (1994, April). Enabling school-university
collaborative research: Lessons learned in professional development schools. Presented
at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA.

      Ponticell, J., Button, K., & Johnson, M. J. (1994, April). The role of faculty liaison in
professional development schools: Linking theory and practice. Presented at the American
Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA.

      Button, K. (1994, April). What is a balanced early literacy program? Presented at
the Canadian Reading Recovery® Conference, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada.

       Button, K. (1993, November). Voices of the past and present: Using informational
books across the curriculum. Paper presented at the National Council of Teachers of
English Conference. Pittsburgh, PA.

       Button, K. (1993, July). „Becoming a real teacher of reading‟: Stories from the
classroom teacher. Paper presented at the Australian Reading Association Conference.
Melbourne, Australia.



       PAPERS PRESENTED AT INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL CONFERENCES

       Button, K. (1993, April). Texts that teach and texts that stretch: Selecting children‟s
books from multiple genres for use in early literacy lessons. Paper presented at the
International Reading Association Conference. San Antonio, TX.

      Button, K. (1993, April). Teachers in transition: Designing a staff development
program to support teachers as they implement new instructional practices. Paper
presented at the International Reading Association Conference. San Antonio, TX.

       Button, K. (1993, April). Teachers supporting children‟s learning: Discussion of the
instructional practices associated with two videotaped interactive writing lessons. Paper
presented at the International Reading Association Conference. San Antonio, TX.
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       Button, K., Farest, C., & Miller, C. (1993, March). Down on the farm in a primary
classroom: Studying oral narrative in a rural community Paper presented at the National
Council of Teachers of English Spring Conference. Richmond, VA.

       Button, K., Farest, C., & Miller, C. (1992, December). Becoming „literacy experts‟:
Children learn to observe, link, and wonder through their experiences with books. Paper
presented at the National Reading Conference. San Antonio, TX.

      Button, K. (1992, May). The role of book selection and interactive writing in
supportive literacy learning contexts. Paper presented at the International Reading
Association Conference. Orlando, FL.

       Button, K. (1992, April). Factors that enhance effective instruction: A multiple case
study of changes in the knowledge base and practice of kindergarten teachers. Paper
presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. San
Francisco, CA.

      Button, K. (1991, December). Factors that enhance effective instruction: A single
subject case study of changes in the knowledge base and practice of a kindergarten
teacher. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference. Palm Springs, CA.

       Button, K. (1991, February). Students‟, tutors‟, and teachers‟ views of the
characteristics of good readers: Relationship to success. Paper presented at the
International Reading Recovery® Conference. Columbus, OH.

      Pinnell, G. S., Button, K., & Bradley, D. H. (1990, November). Students‟ and
teachers‟ views of the characteristics of good readers: Relationship to success. Paper
presented at the National Reading Conference. Miami, FL.

        Pinnell, G. S., Bradley, D. H., & Button, K. (1990, April). High-risk students‟
definitions of reading during participation in initial reading instruction. Paper presented at
the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Boston, MA.

PRESENTATIONS AT REGIONAL AND LOCAL CONFERENCES

“Supporting Transitional Writers” Paper presented at the TAIR Conference. Canyon, TX.
November 13, 2004.

“Supporting Transitional and Self Extending Writers” Paper presented at the Early Literacy
Institute. Cambridge, MA. July 14, 2004.

“Building on Student Strengths” Paper presented at the Early Literacy Institute.
Cambridge, MA. July 14, 2004.

“Linking Writing Workshop and Interactive Writing” Paper presented at the Texas Reading
Recovery ® and Early Literacy Conference. Dallas, TX. October 2002.
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“Interactive Writing: Writing for Authentic Purposes” Paper presented at the Texas
Reading Recovery ® and Early Literacy Conference. Dallas, TX. October 2002.

"Composing: It's Not Just for Music" Paper presented at the Southeastern Reading
Recovery® & Early Literacy Conference. Greensboro, NC. January 2002.

"Linking Writer's Workshop to Interactive Writing" Paper presented at the Western Reading
Recovery® & Early Literacy Conference. Portland, OR. October 2001.

"Interactive Writing Across the Curriculum" Paper presented at the Northeastern Reading
Recovery® Conference. Boston, MA. November 1999.

"Interactive Writing in Second Grade" Paper presented at the 10th Annual Reading
Recovery® Conference, Dallas, TX. October 1999.

“Informing Instruction During Truly Authentic Writing Sessions" Presented at the Ninth
Annual Reading Recovery® Conference, Dallas, TX. November 1998.

“An Overview of the Literacy Collaborative at Texas Tech University” Presented at the
Ninth Annual Reading Recovery® Conference, Dallas, TX. November 1998.

“An Overview of the Early Literacy Learning Initiative (ELLI)" Presented at the Eighth
Annual Reading Recovery® Conference, Dallas, TX. October 1997.

“The „How‟ and „Why‟ of Interactive Writing" Presented at the Eighth Annual Reading
Recovery® Conference, Dallas, TX. October 1997.

“Books Too Good to Miss" Presented at the Lubbock Area Texas Association for the
Improvement of Reading (TAIR) Conference, Lubbock, TX. October 1997.


PRESENTATIONS AT REGIONAL AND LOCAL CONFERENCES

“Read a Little, Write a Lot" Presented at the Children‟s Literature „97 Conference, The
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. January 1997.

“Interactive Writing as a Way of Helping Children Gain Control of Literacy Concepts”
Early Literacy Conference, University of Maine, Orno, ME. June 1996.

“Joyful Literacy at an Early Age” Presented at the 6th Annual Texas Association of
Administrators and Supervisors of Programs for Young Children, San Antonio, TX. March
1996.

 “Teaching for Strategies During Shared Reading" Presented at the Children‟s Literature
„96 Conference, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. February 1996.

“Assessing the „Write‟ Stuff" Presented at the 6th Annual Reading Recovery® Conference,
Ft. Worth, TX. October 1995.
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“Under the Sea: First Graders Explore Research" Presented at the 6th Annual Reading
Recovery® Conference, Ft. Worth, TX. October 1995.

“Introduction to the Early Literacy Framework" Presented at the Lubbock Area Texas
Association for the Improvement of Reading Conference, Lubbock, TX. October 1995.

“Observing Readers and Writers within Literacy Events" Presented at the Children‟s
Literature and Literacy Conference, Tucson, AZ. March 1995.

“Selecting Appropriate Text for Shared Reading" Presented at the Children‟s Literature
and Literacy Conference, Tucson, AZ. March 1995.

“Choosing Appropriate Text for Shared Reading" Presented at the 5th Annual Reading
Recovery® Conference, Ft. Worth, TX. October 1994.

“Professional Development Schools: A Texas Tech University Update" Presented at the
South Central Holmes Regional Conference. November 1994.

“A University and Three PDS‟s: What's Working and What Isn‟t" Presented at the
School/University Collaborative Research Forum. Texas A&M University. November
1994.

“Cultural Authenticity in Children‟s Literature" Presented at the 28th Annual Fall Forum in
Reading. Denton, TX. November 1993.

“Texts that Stretch Beginning Readers" Presented at the 28th Annual Fall Forum in
Reading. Denton, TX. November 1993.

PRESENTATIONS AT REGIONAL AND LOCAL CONFERENCES

“Professional Development Schools" Presented at the South Central Region Holmes
Group Fall Conference. New Orleans, LA. November 1993.

“Cultural Authenticity in Books for Beginning Readers" Presented at the Fourth Annual
Reading Recovery® Conference, Ft. Worth, TX. October 1993.

“Selecting Children‟s Books" Presented at the Texas Association for the Education of
Young Children 29th Annual Conference. Lubbock, TX. October 1993.

“Teachers in Transition: A Staff Development Program that Supports Teachers as They
Implement New Early Literacy Practices" Presented at the Fourth Annual Reading
Recovery® Conference, Ft. Worth, TX. October 1993.

Keynote Address: “Good First Teaching" Delivered at the Third Annual Reading
Recovery® Conference, Portland, OR. October 1993.
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“Interactive Writing" Presented at the Third Annual Reading Recovery® Conference,
Portland, OR. October 1993.

“Advancing Professional Development Schools through the Accelerated Schools Process:
Getting Started" Panel Presented at the South Central Region Holmes Group Spring
Conference. Dallas, TX. April 1993.

“Integrating the Language Arts in Kindergarten Classrooms: A Study of Bruce McMillan‟s
Books" Presented at the Children‟s Literature „93 Conference, The Ohio State University,
Columbus, OH. January 1993.

“Knowing How to Select Multicultural Books for Children" Presented at the 27th Annual
Fall Forum in Reading. Denton, TX. November 1992.

“Multicultural Literature for Young Readers" Presented at the 3rd Annual Texas Reading
Recovery® Conference. Denton, TX. October 1992.

“What is a Balanced Literacy Program?” Presented at the 3rd Annual Texas Reading
Recovery® Conference. Denton, TX. October 1992.

“Teacher Change and Early Literacy Instruction" Presented at the Children‟s Literature „92
Conference, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. January 1992.

“What‟s New in Multicultural Literature and How Can I Use It In My Classroom?”
Presented at the 26th Annual Fall Forum in Reading. Denton, TX. November 1991.

“Early Literacy Instruction in the Classroom Setting" Presented at the 2nd Annual Texas
Reading Recovery® Conference. Denton, TX. October 1991.
PRESENTATIONS AT REGIONAL AND LOCAL CONFERENCES

“Early Literacy" Presented at the Children‟s Literature „91 Conference, The Ohio State
University, Columbus, OH. January 1991.

“The Early Literacy Research Project Results" Presented at the Reading Recovery®
Summer Institute, The Ohio State University, Cambridge, OH. June 1990.

 “Literature in the Reading Recovery® Setting: Selection and Implementation" Presented
at the Children‟s Literature „90 Conference, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
January 1990.

Additional Research Experience

Graduate Research Assistant - The Ohio State University
The Early Literacy Research Project, sponsored by The John D. and Catherine T.
MacArthur Foundation, a two-year major research study conducted on 10 sites in the state
of Ohio.
• Served as part of a nine-member Early Literacy Project research team, which collected,
analyzed, and disseminated data.
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• Developed instruments and collected data for the Ohio Reading Recovery® Follow-up
Study.
• Trained as a Reading Recovery® Teacher Leader.
• Served as part of a four-member research team, which designed and conducted the
Kindergarten Early Literacy Project in 12 urban schools.
• Collected, analyzed and prepared for publication follow-up data for the Kindergarten
Early Literacy Study.

LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE

Texas Tech University.

• Appointed to the University Honors College Advisory Council – 2004-2007
• Served as college representative on the University Faculty Grievance Panel
• Served as college representative on the University Artists and Speakers Committee
• Served as the university faculty advisor for the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority
• Served as university liaison to Professional Development Schools.
• Served as curator of the Sitton-Burkhart Reading Collection Room in the College of
       Education 2004-2007
• Served on the Annual Review Committee for tenure-track faculty in the Department of
       Curriculum and Instruction – 2003-2007
• Elected to the Faculty Council in the College of Education – 2003-2005
• Elected Chairperson of the College of Education Faculty Council – 2004-2005
• Elected convener of the College of Education Leadership Council Meetings 2005-2007
• Co-Chaired the College of Education Literature Festival – 2006, 2007
• Served on the College of Education Leadership Council 2004-2007
Texas Tech University.

• Served on the College of Education Administrative Council – 2003-2004
• Chaired College of Education Search Committee –
       Language Literacy – 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006
• Served on the College of Education Search Committee for Department Chairperson –
       2006
• Coordinated the Language Literacy Program Area 2002-2004
• Served on the College Promotion & Tenure & Post tenure Review Committee
• Elected to serve on the College Promotion & Tenure & Post tenure Review Committee
       2006-2009
• Served on the College of Human Sciences Promotion & Tenure Review Committee –
       2005
• Served on the Curriculum and Instruction Merit Pay Task Force
• Served on the College of Education‟s Committee to Revise Search Committee
       Procedures
• Elected to the College of Education‟s Strategic Planning Committee
• Served on the Collaborative Committee of University and Public School Personnel to
       Redesign the Professional Component of the Elementary Education Program
• Co-advised student chapter of the International Reading Association
• Served on the Graduate Studies Committee
• Served on Faculty Affairs Committee
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• Served on the Student Affairs Committee

Professional Organizations

Phi Delta Kappa                                              President  1987-1988
                                            Vice President: Programs    1986-1987
Literacy Collaborative® National Council            First Chairperson    1999-2002
Literacy Collaborative - Research Committee                   Member
American Educational Research Association                     Member
International Reading Association                             Member
National Council of Teachers of English                      Member
National Reading Conference                                  Member
Reading Recovery® Council of North America           Charter Member
Texas Association for the Improvement
  of Reading                                State Executive Board Member 1995-1998

Selected Consulting Activities

• Invited Guest Consultant, Literacy Coaching, Tyler ISD, Tyler, Texas. March 20, 2007.

• Invited Guest Consultant, Developing Literature Text Sets, Tyler ISD, Tyler, Texas.
March 6-8, 2006.

Selected Consulting Activities

• Invited Guest Consultant, Visiting and Revisiting Writing Workshop, Williamsport School
District, Williamsport, Pennsylvania. October 11, 2004.

• Invited Guest Consultant, The Role of Literature in Thematic Planning, Tyler ISD, Tyler,
Texas. September 27, 2004.

• Invited Guest Consultant, Interactive Writing: Meeting Student‟s Needs, Tyler ISD, Tyler,
Texas. September 24, 2004.

• Invited Guest Consultant, The Role of Literacy Facilitators, Tyler ISD, Tyler, Texas.
March 1, 2004.

• Invited Guest Consultant, Literacy Coaching, Pasco School District, Pasco Washington.
October 2003 and January 2004.

• Invited Guest Consultant, Literacy Team Training for 10 schools, Temple ISD, Temple,
Texas. March & May 2002, February & May 2003.

• Invited Guest Lecturer, Interactive Writing: The Role of Composing, Orange County
Public Schools, Orlando, Florida. December 2001.
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• Invited Guest Lecturer, Interactive Writing: Making it Meaningful and Authentic, Harris
County Department of Education, Houston, Texas. October 1998.

• Invited Guest Lecturer, Balanced Literacy, Education Service Center, Region 16,
Amarillo, Texas. July 1998.

• Invited Guest Lecturer, Interactive Writing, Noyce Foundation, Palo Alto, California. July
1997 and June 1998.

• Invited Guest Lecturer, An Orientation to Reading Recovery®, Education Service Center,
Region 17, Lubbock, Texas. September 1996.

• Invited Guest Lecturer, Interactive Writing: Establishing Routines and Teaching for
Strategies, Alamo Heights Independent School District, San Antonio, Texas. August 1996.

• Invited Guest Lecturer, Early Literacy and its Safety Net: Reading Recovery®, Lubbock
Independent School District, Lubbock, Texas. February and April 1996.

• Invited Guest Lecturer, Interactive Writing, Amarillo Public Schools, Amarillo, Texas.
January 1996 and July 1998.

• Invited Guest Lecturer, An Orientation to Reading Recovery®, Lubbock Independent
School District, Lubbock, Texas. September and November 1995 January and April 1996.
Selected Consulting Activities

• Invited Guest Lecturer, Creating a Balanced Early Literacy Program, Ralls Elementary
School, Ralls, Texas. September 1995.

• Invited Guest Lecturer, A Balanced Early Literacy Program, Halton Board of Education,
Ontario, Canada. August 1995.

• Invited Guest Lecturer, Establishing an Early Literacy Classroom, York Board of
Education, Ontario, Canada. May 1995.

• Invited Guest Lecturer, Establishing an Early Literacy Classroom, Scarborough, Ontario,
Canada. August 1993.

• Invited Guest Lecturer, Using Interactive Writing in Early Literacy Classrooms, Midland,
Texas. November 1992.

• Invited Guest Lecturer, Establishing an Early Literacy Classroom, Ramirez Elementary
School, Lubbock, Texas. September and October 1992.


AWARDS

Texas Tech University Teaching Academy – Elected for Membership                   2005
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Texas State Teachers Association – Student Program - Outstanding Faculty        2003

Piper Professor nominee. Texas Tech University.                                 1996
Award for excellence in teaching and work with undergraduate students.

Who's Who Among America's Teachers®                                              1996
The Best Teachers in America Selected by the Best Students®

Spencer A. Wells Faculty Award. College of Education nominee.                   1995
Texas Tech University. Award for creativity of the professor‟s approach
to excellent teaching, as attested by students, faculty members and
administrators.

Donald McDonald Excellence in Teaching Award. Texas Tech University.            1995
First recipient.

Cynthia Cook Dissertation Scholarship Award. The Ohio State University.         1991

Distinguished Educators‟ Award. Okinawa Scottish Rite Bodies of                 1987
Freemasonry.

AWARDS

Department of Defense Dependents Schools Sustained Superior                     1985
Performance Award.

Outstanding Service Award. Hanau Sportfield Elementary School, Germany          1983

Department of Defense Dependents Schools Sustained Superior                     1983
Performance Award.

				
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