Tamie L. Pratt-Fartro

Tamie Pratt-Fartro
  • Assistant Professor
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Academic Degrees

    • B.S., Michigan State University
    • BLS, Mary Washington College
    • M.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    • Ph.D., George Mason University

Dr. Tamie Pratt-Fartro, Assistant Professor of Education, holds a Ph.D. in Literacy Education and Policy from George Mason University, a Master’s in Curriculum & Instruction from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, a Bachelor’s in Liberal Studies from Mary Washington College (1997) and a Bachelor’s in Science from Michigan State University. Pratt-Fartro taught for 10 years in Stafford County Public Schools as a 5th grade teacher, elementary reading specialist, and middle school reading specialist and literacy coach. Currently, she teaches graduate level coursework to initial teacher licensure candidates and in-service teachers seeking literacy specialist endorsement. Pratt-Fartro’s in-progress research topics include adolescent comprehension via blogging, literacy advocacy, and PK-K teachers’ professional development. Pratt-Fartro presents her work at state, national and international conferences focusing on literacy curriculum, literacy coaching and leadership, and literacy teacher-education. She currently serves as the Chair of the IRA/National Title I Committee on Literacy and Poverty, and recent publication titles include: Walking the walk as servant? A self-study of learning, teaching and leading; The 21st century reading specialist’s role in Response to Intervention; and Literacy Coaching for Adolescent Learning: 5 Pillars of Practice.