Curriculum and Instruction

Sara D. Simonson, Ph.D.

Curriculum & Instruction
Office: Horrabin Hall, 56
Phone: 309/298-2510

Dr. Simonson earned her Ph.D. from the University of Iowa, Iowa City. She teaches graduate courses in secondary reading methods, decoding, vocabulary, assessment, literacy techniques and strategies, and leadership in reading. She has presented at the state, national, and international conference levels. Dr. Simonson is very active with in-service and workshops at the local level. She works with the Illinois State Board of Education, writing and presenting modules across the state to share best practice in reading instruction at a variety of grade levels. Dr. Simonson also writes a column for professional development in literacy for the Illinois Reading Council Journal.