- Teachers’ and Students’ Literacy Identities, Critical Literacy, Writing Pedagogy, Professional Learning Communities, Critical Teacher Education, Cross-pollination of Universal Design for Learning and Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy in Elementary Literacy Teaching and Learning
Dr. Amy Tondreau is an Assistant Professor of Elementary Literacy in the Department of Education at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She holds an Ed.D. in Curriculum & Teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University, an M.Ed. in Reading from Rhode Island College, and a B.A. in Elementary Education and Communications from Boston College. She previously worked as a staff developer and writer for the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, as co-director of the Summer Literacy Clinic at Rhode Island College, and as an elementary classroom teacher. Her research focuses on teachers’ and students’ literacy identities, critical literacy, writing pedagogy, professional learning communities, critical teacher education, and the cross-pollination of Universal Design for Learning and Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy in elementary literacy teaching and learning. Her work has been published in forums such as The Reading Teacher, Studying Teacher Education, and Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education. She is currently co-authoring her first book, Universal Design for Learning and Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy in the Balanced Literacy Classroom, set to be published by Routledge in 2023.