Retired Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum & Instruction; Director, Reading Specialist Program
Retiring from Kansas State University
Dr. Laurie J. Curtis has served on the faculty at Kansas State University for the past thirteen years. She is a licensed elementary teacher and prior to teaching in higher education, taught in a public school setting for fifteen years.
She holds a specialist endorsement in Early Childhood Special Education and has most recently directed the Reading Specialist Program at Kansas State University. She serves as a consultant to school districts and serves on the board of the Kansas Learning First Alliance, a collaborative effort that partners 32 organizations who are interested in strong PK-16 education.
Her research interests involve literacy pedagogy, cognitive neuroscience related to literacy learning and international literacy initiatives. She believes literacy empowers people to do great things. Her research and teaching has provided her the chance to work with teachers in the U.S., Ecuador, China, the Caribbean (Grenada) and Ethiopia. A national and international presenter, Dr. Curtis is dedicated to collaboration that respects and honors the knowledge and experiences of all partners in education- students, parents, administrators, teachers, and community members.
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