Teachers’ Perceptions of their Literacy Professional Development

by Patrick Suber



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/17/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 138
ISBN : 9781665516570
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 138
ISBN : 9781665516563

About the Book

In Title-I schools, how adequately do administrators prepare teachers to implement new reading curriculums? The majority of students at these Title-I schools are from low-income families. Literature has indicated that families from low socioeconomic situations often depend heavily on schools to provide the foundational literacy skills their children need to become capable and lifelong readers (Teale, Paciga, & Hoffman, 2008).

About the Author

The author explored teachers’ perceptions of their preparation to implement a complete change in reading instruction strategy. That exploration helped generate insight into avenues for potential improvements in professional development processes. Those insights could help school administrators provide ongoing learning opportunities for teachers who are required to implement new reading curriculums. Dr. Patrick Suber is a 1988 graduate of Spartanburg High School in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He furthered his education at Spartanburg Methodist College, earning an Associate of Arts Degree in 1990. In 1992 he received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Limestone College in Gaffney, SC, a Master of Education degree from Converse College in 1995, an Educational Specialist degree from Converse College in 1997, and a Master of Arts degree in Pastoral Studies from Beacon University in 2007. Dr. Suber earned a Doctorate of Education degree in School Administration from Walden University in 2014. He holds a valid professional certificate in teaching, administration, and district superintendent from the South Carolina Department of Education. In 1993, Dr. Suber started his career in education as a Third-grade teacher at Cleveland Elementary School. In the fall of that same year, he taught Fourth grade at the former Park Hills Elementary School. In August 1996, at the age of 26, Dr. Suber was hired as the Assistant Principal at E. P. Todd Elementary School. From 2001 until 2012, he served as Principal at Cleveland Elementary School in Spartanburg County School District Seven and Jesse S. Bobo Elementary School in Spartanburg County School District Six. In 2016, he accepted the Coordinator’s position for Truancy and Student Support Services for Spartanburg County School District Six. Dr. Suber currently serves on the Spartanburg Community College Early College Advisory Committee for the tri-county region in the upstate of South Carolina and a former member of the Alumni Board of Directors at Limestone College in Gaffney, South Carolina.