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Nancy J. Myers, M.A.

Senior Lecturer of Education and Director of California Reading and Literature Project

Email: njmyers@callutheran.edu
Phone: (805) 493-3599
Office: Spies Bornemann Education and Technology Building, Room 216
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Profile

 

Nancy Myers has worked in the field of K-6 Public Education for over 27 years. During this time, she has served as a Reading Specialist, Literacy Coach, Multiple Subjects teacher, Literacy Presenter, Houghton-Mifflin consultant, California Reading & Literature Project teacher leader and California State Literacy Trainer.

In early 2008, Nancy also became the Director for the California Reading and Literature Project. She is responsible for coordinating high quality professional development in the area of student literacy for teachers in public K-12 schools across Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Kern County. This project works heavily with the English Language Learner population and focuses improving low achieving schools.

As an educator, she is dedicated to empowering future & current teachers to "Be The Change you want to see in the world" - Gandhi

Education

  • B.A. in Multicultural Perspectives in Education with Highest honors from the University of California, Santa Cruz
  • California Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Clear Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, California State University, Los Angeles
  • M.A in Curriculum and Instruction, California State University, Los Angeles
  • Clear Specialist Instruction Credential (Reading), California State University, Northridge
  • Crosscultural, Language, and Academic Development (CLAD) Certificate, Commission on Teacher Credentialing, California

Expertise

  • Effective Reading Intervention
  • Common Core Standards
  • Effective Presentations
  • Thematic Instruction
  • Reciprocal Comprehension Instruction
  • Literacy Consultant
  • RICA
  • Responsive Classroom
  • Presented research on Frontloading Language for English Learners (Spring 2009)
  • English Language Learners
  • California Reading and Literature Project

Publications


Myers, N., & Dillard, B., (2012) An Action Research Project's Impact on Teacher Leadership Attitudes and Perceptions. Journal of College Teaching & Learning. 1st Quarter, 2013 Issue, Volume 10, Number 1

Myers, N., & Tucker, J., (2011) A Developmental English Proficiency Test: A study in the effectiveness of the ADEPT Assessment on teacher candidate instructional planning for English Language Learners.  Journal of International Education Research, 1st Quarter, 2011 Issue, Volume 7, Number 1

Presentations

2013

CRLP RALLI Action Research Meeting. "Powerful Components of Action Research."  Thousand Oaks, California

2013 CLUTE International Academic Conference. "2013 RALLI Reframing Teaching Literacy Leadership."  Maui, Hawaii.

2012

California Association of Bilingual Educators (CABE) Conference.  "Literacy For All: RALLI and CALL for K-12 Educators."  Ventura, California


2012 Orlando Academic Conference.  "Reframing Teacher Leadership: Academic Study Proposal."  Orlando, Florida

Pleasant Valley School District Administrator's Meeting. "RALLI Presentation." Camarillo, California

California Reading and Literature Project Statewide Executive Advisory Board Meeting. "Planning and Implementing High Quality Professional Development." Los Angeles, California

2011

Oxnard Union High School District Board Meeting.  "Content Area Language and Literacy."  Oxnard, California

California Reading and Literature Project Kick-off Meeting for 2011-2012.  "Shining a Light on Student Literacy Achievement."  Thousand Oaks, California

California Association of Bilingual Educators (CABE) Conference.  "Action Research: How to Become A Teacher Researcher In Your Classroom."  Ventura, California

California Reading and Literature Project: Pismo Leadership Retreat.  "Save the Last Word Literature Study." Pismo Beach, California

Pleasant Valley School District Administrator Meeting.  "California Reading and Literature Project: Research Based Strategies and Assessments."  Camarillo, California

Rio School District Results for English Learners Training.  "Research Based Fluency Instruction."  Oxnard, California

Moorpark Unified School District Administrator Meeting.  "California Reading and Literature Projct and Research Based Professional Development."  Moorpark, California

Hawaii International Conference on Education.  "A Developmental English Proficiency Test: A study in the effectiveness of the ADEPT assessment on teacher candidate instructional planning for English Language Learners."  Honolulu, Hawaii

2010

California Reading and Literature Project. "Developing Ourselves as Leaders."  Thousand Oaks, California

Simi Valley Unified School District Administrator Meeting.  "Research Based Professional Development with the California Reading and Literature Project."   Simi Valley, California

California Federation of Teachers Convention.  "Content Area Literacy and Academic Language Development."  Los Angeles, California

International College Teaching & Learning Conference.  "A Developmental English Proficiency Test: A study in the effectiveness of the ADEPT assessment on teacher candidate instructional planning for English Language Learners."  Las Vegas, Nevada

Rio School District Administrator Meeting.  "Results for English Learners Literacy Framework and Overview."  Oxnard, California

California Reading and Literature Project Summer Leadership Invitational.  "21st Century Learning Skills."  Thousand Oaks, California

2009   

Hawaii International Conference on Education.  "Frontloading Language for English Learners: A Study in Progress on the Effect of Teacher Professional Development on Student Success in Reading."  Honolulu, Hawaii

College of Teaching and Learning Conference.  "Frontloading Language for English Learners: A Study in Progress on the Effect of Teacher Professional Development on Student Success in Reading."  San Antonio, Texas

2008      

2008 Finding Meaning Symposium.  "The ongoing process of developing high quality Professional Development Schools."  California Lutheran University

Liberal Studies Graduation Celebration.  "The Jewels of Being an Elementary Teacher."  California Lutheran University

2007

Rio Del Norte Professional Development.  "Matching Books to Readers."  Oxnard, California

2005 

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) High School Career Workshop.  "Teaching as a Profession: Giving Back to Your Community."  California Lutheran University

2004

California State University, Fresno and California Lutheran University Pismo Leadership Retreat.  "Reading Comprehension: Implementing Effective Instruction Strategies."  Pismo Beach, California

2003

Pleasant Valley School District.  "Phonics and Phonemic Awareness:  The Foundation of Literacy Instruction."  Camarillo, California

2002

California Reading and Literature Project Summer Invitational.  "Team Building: Improving the Quality of Literacy Instruction."  Thousand Oaks, California

 

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