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Assistant Director of On-Campus and Paraprofessional Teaching Fellows and Coordinator of Bachelor of Individualized Study (BIS)
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Academic Degrees

  • B.S., Psychology, Eastern Mennonite University (Certification in Elementary Education, NK - 8)
  • M.Ed., Curriculum & Instruction, University of Virginia (Reading Instruction)

Professional Experience 

Katie Shifflett taught in Rockingham County Public Schools for thirteen years. During those years, she spent four years as an English middle school teacher and nine years as a reading specialist. Additionally, she taught preschool for one year at a private preschool. Katie received the Teacher of the Year Award for 2013-2014 at River Bend Elementary. She joined JMU as a full time adjunct instructor in 2018. She is excited for her new role as an advisor.

Personal Interests

Katie enjoys spending time with her family. She and her husband have two children, Mary Ruth and Michael and three dogs. She also enjoys running and hiking.

Courses Taught at JMU

  • LED 366 Early Literacy Development and Acquisition
  • READ 254 Literature for Adolescents
  • LED 430 Development, Assessment, and Instruction of Literacy: K-12
  • READ 501-OP01 Workshop in Reading - Taught and Developed
  • LED 530 Literacy Development, Assessment and Instruction: K-12
  • READ 636 Primary Grades Literacy Learning
  • READ 566 Literacy Acquisition and the Development of the Young Reader
  • READ 590 Literacy Across the Curriculum

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