Dr. Steckel's literacy and reading courses are enriched by her background as a reading specialist, literacy coach, and literacy consultant.
Professional Title: Associate Professor
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Literacy coaches and their influence on the professional development of in-service teachers.
Area of Work and Concentration at Lesley: Literacy, reading, English language arts
Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: Practicum: Interactive Instruction and Assessment; Role of the Language Arts Specialist; Integration of the Language Arts; Content Area Literacy
Education: Ed.D., Boston University; M.S., B.A., Herbert H. Lehman College of the City University of New York
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Her recent publication, "Literacy Coaches in Urban Elementary Schools: What Does it Take to Make an Impact," was a featured article in the September 2009 issue of Reading Teacher.Presentations
Dr. Steckel's courses are enriched by her background as an elementary and middle school reading specialist, literacy coach, adolescent literacy consultant for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and director of a district literacy program. As coach and director of literacy she has made a significant contribution to improvement of literacy education through initiatives to introduce teachers and administrators to formative assessments, varied fiction and nonfiction materials, and research-based instructional practices. Her courses reflect her focus on the practical concerns and needs of teachers as they attempt to make a positive impact on the literacy lives of students.
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