Curriculum and Instruction

Kathy BarclayKathy H. Barclay, Ed.D.

Curriculum & Instruction
Office: Horrabin Hall, 56
Phone: 309/298-2676





Dr. Barclay has her Ed.D degree with a major in Reading and minor in Learning Disabilities from Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA. Her areas of specialization are emergent literacy, reading, language arts, parent/community involvement and early childhood education. Active in her profession, Dr. Barclay is a frequent presenter at state, national and international education conferences and has served as an Editorial Advisor for the Reading Teacher, the foremost publication in the field of elementary reading. She is editor of the Illinois Reading Council Journal. Dr. Barclay serves as the Kindergarten Literacy Expert for the Illinois State Board of Education and was the literacy consultant for both the Kindergarten Early Learning Standards and the Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards. She also co-authored the Illinois Reading First Professional Development Modules for grades K-3. During her tenure at WIU, Dr. Barclay has authored over seventy-five professional publications, including four textbooks.