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Director, Grow Your Own
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Academic Degrees: 
B.S., Psychology, Missouri State University 
M.Ed., Curriculum & Instruction, University of North Carolina Greensboro
Ph.D., Teacher Educational Studies, University of North Carolina Greensboro

Professional Interests: 
Early and Elementary Literacy (specifically the use of nonfiction texts and writer’s workshop)
Digital Literacies
Teacher Research

Professional Involvement: 
American Education Research Association, Literacy Research Association, International Literacy Association, Virginia State Reading Association, & Shenandoah Valley Reading Council

Professional Experience: 
Dr. Joy Myers spent 7 years in North Carolina as a first, fourth, and sixth grade teacher as well as an assistant principal.

Courses taught at JMU: 
READ 240 Children's Literature
READ 366 Literacy in the Early Years
READ 436 Literacy Learning in the Primary Grades
READ 582 Foundations of Early and Elementary Literacy
READ 588 Writing Instruction 
READ 600 Research and Research Methods in Literacy 

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