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September 17, 2018 - Dr. Deb Carr, associate professor of education at King’s College, co-authored the fourth edition of the textbook “Reading Specialists and Literacy Coaches in the Real World,” published recently by Waveland Press. 

Carr and co-authors Brenda Shearer and Mary Ellen Vogt document the historical, political, and social forces that shape evidence-based practice and incorporate significant developments in intervention, assessment, and adolescent literacy. The textbook examines the changing careers of reading specialists and coaches, which has led to an emphasis on increased collaboration and coaching, integration of standards, and student improvement initiatives.

Carr uses this text in her course, Educ 517 Literacy Leadership & Instructional Coaching currently being taught at King’s. 

A resident of Hazleton, Carr is a 1977 graduate of King’s and has been a full-time faculty member since 2011.  She has more than 30 years of experience as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, literacy supervisor, curriculum director, and English as a Second Language coordinator with the Hazleton Area School District. She received a master’s degree in educational leadership and a doctorate in reading from Lehigh University Her research interests include practical application of theories related to literacy development, support for struggling learners, teacher leadership, instructional coaching, and advocacy.

Dr. Deb Carr