Eva Konstantellou


Eva Konstantellou

Eva is a professor and a Reading Recovery Trainer at the Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative in the Graduate School of Education. Prior to joining Lesley University in 1998, Eva taught teacher education courses at The Ohio State University, was a teacher and administrator in international student exchange programs, and director of elementary education at Hellenic College in Brookline, Mass., from 1991 to 1998.

Eva oversees the implementation of Reading Recovery–an early literacy intervention for first-grade students–in teacher training sites in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New York, and New Jersey, teaches courses and provides professional development for educators who implement Reading Recovery in their school districts. Her research interests include language learning, teachers' learning and professional development, literacy coaching, and critical pedagogy.  She was Teaching Section Editor for The Journal of Reading Recovery (2006-2012) and currently serves on the Editorial Review Board of the Journal. 

Education: BA, National University of Athens, Greece; MA, The Ohio State University; PhD, The Ohio State University

Selected Publications

  • Konstantellou, E. & Lose, M. K. (2016).  The role of powerful language interactions in Reading Recovery lessons: Developing strong literacy processing system.  The Journal of Reading Recovery, 16 (1), 5-28.
  • Konstantellou, E. & Lose, M. K. (2009). The promise of Clay's theory of literacy processing: Training Literacy Lessons intervention specialists. The Journal of Reading Recovery, 9 (1), 62-69.
  • Lose. M. K, & Konstantellou, E. (2005). Selection of children for Reading Recovery: Challenges and responses. The Journal of Reading Recovery, 5 (1), 32-45.
  • Fried, M. D., Briggs, C. M., Konstantellou, E. & Rosser, M. (2005). Procedures for administering leveled texts passages and stanines for the observation survey. Working document for 2005-2006. Columbus, OH: North American Trainers Group.
  • Bueker, C. S. & Konstantellou, E. (2005). Reading Recovery in Massachusetts: 2003-2004 State Report. Lesley University, Cambridge, MA: Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative.
  • Konstantellou, E. (2003). To be a teacher: The power of transformative pedagogy. Journal of Modern Hellenism, 19-20, Winter 2002-2003, 163-173.

Selected Presentations

  • Fostering Language Development in the Writing Activity of the Reading Recovery Lesson. 27th Annual PreK-8 Annual Literacy for All Conference, Providence, RI, 2016.
  • Powerful Language Interactions in Support of a Strong Literacy Processing System (with Mary Lose). International Reading Recovery Institute, Vancouver, CA, July 2016.
  • When the Pieces Fit: A Layered, Systematic Approach to Early Literacy Intervention for Struggling Readers (with Wendy Vaulton)International Literacy Association, Boston, MA, July 2016.
  • Using Guided Reading with English Language Learners (Grades K-6) (with Irene Fountas).  Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative, Cambridge, MA, May 2016.
  • Active from the Start: Observing and Fostering Strategic Actions in Text Reading.  Struggling Readers Institute, Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative, July 2015.
  • Fluency in the Reading Recovery Lesson: How to Observe it and Foster it.  25th Annual Literacy for All Conference and Reading Recovery Institute, Providence, RI, November 2014.