I joined the faculty at OISE/UT in 1999. For three years prior to that, I was an Assistant Professor at Ohio State University at the Lima campus. I completed my doctorate in Elementary Education at the University of Alberta . My doctoral work focused on sociocultural issues in teaching writing in a writers' workshop. My academic work is grounded in eight years of elementary classroom teaching in central and northern Alberta.
In 2010, I was awarded the International Reading Association's Arbuthnot Award for Excellence in Teaching Children's Literature. As a member of the Notable Books for a Global Society committee of the IRA's Children's Literature and Reading Special Interest Group, I am one of nine teacher educators and teacher librarians reading and selecting books that are identified as notable multicultural books.
|Recent Research Grants|
|Recent Publications||EDU 1101: Junior/Intermediate English|
|CTL 1008: Children's Literature as a Foundation of Literate Behavior across the Curriculum|
|CTL 1039: Teaching Writing in the School|
|CTL 1009: Theory and Practice in Elementary Literacy Instruction||CTL 1805: Advanced Seminar in Language and Learning: Theory and Practice|