Specialty: Director of Reading Programs
Office: Mc Innis, Curriculum Lab
Kathryn joined the Eastern faculty in 2011 as the director of reading programs. Â Before coming to Eastern, Kathryn was an assistant professor of education at Neumann University where she taught literacy courses Â to undergraduate and graduate students and supervised student teachers. Prior to that, Kathryn taught for 14 years in both public and private school settings as a first grade teacher and a reading specialist in the School District of Haverford Township and at the Haverford School for Boys.Â
Kathryn earned a Bachelorâ€™s of Science degree from Rosemont College where she majored in American Studies and received a teaching certificate in elementary and early childhood education. Â She received a both a Masterâ€™s degree in Reading and Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Saint Joseph's University.
Kathrynâ€™s research explores ways in which teachers can provide effective literacy instruction in culturally responsive ways that is beneficial to all students.Â
Kathryn feels extremely blessed Â to be at Eastern where she is able to continue learning and teaching with undergraduate and graduate students in the area of her lifeâ€™s passion - literacy.