June 23, 2024

Lorraine M. Radice, PhD – Leading a Culture of Reading: How to Ignite & Sustain a Love of Literacy in Your School Community – 653

Author: Steven Miletto

Lorraine M. Radice, PhD – Leading a Culture of Reading: How to Ignite & Sustain a Love of Literacy in Your School Community. This is episode 653 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.

Lorraine Radice, PhD, is the PreK–12 director of literacy in Long Beach Public Schools in New York. There, she leads curricular improvement and facilitates professional learning experiences for teachers. Dr. Radice leads teams to develop literacy curricula, monitor student engagement and progress, bridge literacy experiences between the school and community, and consistently build a culture that promotes and celebrates reading and literacy. She also teaches professional development courses for teachers that align with district goals. Prior to becoming a school leader, Lorraine was an English teacher and literacy specialist. She also taught in programs to support language acquisition for elementary, middle, and high school students learning English. Dr. Radice teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in childhood education and literacy at Hofstra University in New York.

Dr. Radice is a member of the National Council of Teachers of English and presents at its national conferences. Her writing has been featured on the NCTE blog. she is also a member of the International Literacy Association and has published in ILA’s Literacy Today. Dr. Radice is committed to sharing in professional learning communities at the local, state, and national levels where she presents her research and field work. Her research on digital literacies in middle level classrooms was published in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment: Intersecting New Needs and New Approaches, a volume in The Handbook of Research in Middle Level Education. Student work from Dr. Radice’s teams has been featured in ASCD’s Educational Leadership magazine.

Lorraine earned a bachelor’s degree in childhood education and psychology and a master’s degree in literacy studies at Hofstra University. She earned an advanced certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from St. John’s University. She also earned an advanced certificate in educational leadership and a doctorate in philosophy in literacy studies at Hofstra University.

Our focus today is Lorraine’s book – Leading a Culture of Reading: How to Ignite & Sustain a Love of Literacy in Your School Community.

So much to learn!

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