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Holly Gray Associate Professor
Education

Holly Gray

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Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.A., Curriculum and Instruction; Point Park University
B.S., Elementary Education; Salisbury University 

Dissertation Title:
The Effects of Sustained Silent Reading on Reading Achievement and Reading Attitudes of Fourth Grade Students

Areas of expertise: 
Curriculum and instruction, Elementary Education; Literacy instruction 

Research interests:
The impact of Sustained Silent Reading on reading attitudes and reading comprehension;  Best instructional practices in reading;  Reading attitude and motivation; Best instructional practices in the elementary classroom

Committees/Service:  
Subject Matter Knowledge Early Childhood Licensure Working Group:  Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education State Task Force: Licensure Working Group to update Educator Licensure Subject Matter Knowledge-Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (present) Graduate Curriculum and Planning Committee Committee on Committee
Learning Outcomes and Assessment Committee

Recent Presentations, Publications, and Grants:

Presentations:
Dive Into Fabulous Fiction & Exuberant Expository, North Carolina Reading Association Conference, March 2017
Addressing Professional Standards for Teachers, Field-Based Experiences, and Partnerships; 
One Course at a Time, Massachusetts Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Conference, Fall 2015 Connecting Program Outcomes with your Course Goals, Curry College Faculty Retreat Spring 2014

Publications:
5 Steps to Build a Community of Readers, New Teacher Advocate, Spring 2014
The Effects of Sustained Silent Reading on Reading Achievement and Reading Attitude of Fourth Grade Students (Dissertation, 2012) Honors/Awards Significant Contributor to the Education of a Student, Curry College, May 2017 Significant Contributor to the Education of a Student, Curry College, May 2014|