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Tammy Spencer

Teacher Educator, Child Advocate, and Sleep-deprived Mom of Twins

I am an assistant professor in the Teacher Education Department (Multiple Subject Program) and the Teachers for Tomorrow Program Director at Saint Mary's College in Moraga, CA. My current research explores young children’s literacy development, attending to children’s authentic and purposeful reading and writing experiences within multiple contexts. This work builds on a research tradition that emphasizes contextualized, qualitative studies of young children's literate lives, both in and out of school.I have taught first and second grade, served as a literacy adminstrator, and worked as a K-3 reading specialist in public schools in Philadelphia, PA, New York, NY, and Raleigh, NC.

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