Dr. Misty SailorsMentor
Dr. Misty Sailors obtained her Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction with a focus on language and literacy studies at The University of Texas at Austin. She is a professor of literacy education in the department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching and is a reading researcher, reading specialist, and program developer. Dr. Sailors’ scholarly pursuits have contributed to the body of knowledge in the field of literacy education, specifically (a) literacy tools found in classrooms; (b) the professional development of reading teachers and literacy coaches; (c) reading program development (Tier I and Tier II); and (d) reading research methodologies. Her work has appeared in journals such as Reading Research Quarterly, Journal of Teaching and Teacher Education, Journal of Literacy Research, and The Reading Teacher. Sailors’ work focuses on the metacognitive reading strategies used during active comprehension and the types of texts in classrooms that support metacognitive development in young children.
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