Tonya Moore is a lecturer in the Department of Child Development, Literacy, and Special Education (CLSE).
She holds an M.A. in reading education from Appalachian State University where she participated in the Interdisciplinary Support for High-Intensity Needs in Education (iSHINE) personnel preparation project supported by the Office of Special Education Programs. The iSHINE program provided her with specialized training related to effectively collaborating with other school professional and families to provide enhanced and integrated related services, supports, and comprehensive literacy instruction to students with extensive support needs within K-12 school settings.
Additionally, she has a B.S. in special education, also from Appalachian. Currently, she is pursuing her doctorate in Appalachian's Educational Leadership program with a concentration focused on literacy and special education.
She first taught in the North Carolina public school system as a high school special educator where she became interested in learning to better engage, teach, and support older beginner readers and writers. She currently teaches in-person and online courses on teacher research, assistive technologies in education, and literacy assessment and instruction for students with autism. She teaches courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
Her research interests include reading and writing instruction for students with extensive support needs; diagnostic reading profiles of students with Williams syndrome; inter-professional learning experiences in teacher education for providing inclusive literacy instruction; and the integration of disability studies pedagogy into literacy teacher education.
Title: Lecturer, Literacy Education
Department: Department of Child Development, Literacy, and Special Education
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