Keynote Speaker

Dr. Anne Simpson

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Dr. Anne Simpson


Anne Simpson is a professor in the Department of Reading and directs the university Reading Recovery training center at Texas Woman's University.  She co-authored A Site Coordinator’s Guide to the Effective Implementation of Reading, and served as the editor of the research strand for The Journal of Reading Recovery.  She is active in the Literacy Research Association and International Literacy Association. 

Dr. Simpson served as a district language arts/reading coordinator for K-12 in the public schools, having previously taught grades four through eight.  Her research interests include early literacy, early literacy intervention, school-wide literacy development and work in the area of critical literacy.  Currently, she is active in the development of school-wide literacy leadership courses that include training for literacy coaches and intervention specialists.