Dr. Marybeth Crum

Teaching, Learning and Leadership
College of Education, Hospitality, Health and Human Sciences

Phone: 847-259-5513
Email: crumm@uwstout.edu

Brief Biography

Mary Beth earned her undergraduate degree in education at Northern Illinois University and has taught 7th grade language arts and social studies, as well as 4th, 5th, 6th, grade mainstream classrooms that included ELL students. After obtaining her Masters of Educational Administration degree from Roosevelt University, she went on to become Nationally Board Certified in Early Adolescent English. After a two year leave from education to serve as an editor of the National Social Studies series for Scott Foresman, she decided that chalk dust was in her blood, and she returned to the classroom. During the past ten years, she has worked full time in the professional development of teachers, both online and face-to-face. She completed her Doctorate in Education from Walden University (Ed. D) in 2009. Along with the love of teaching literacy, writing and reading, Mary Beth also enjoys writing. Some of her publications include: Every Student Learns (Pearson Education Publishing) focusing on skills needed for ELL elementary learners who are learning how to comprehend the linguistic and paralinguistic features of the English language. ELL Companion Textbooks for Guided Reading Program, Rigby Publishing that address developmental, social, political and cultural contexts of students’ lives and educational experiences. Constructivist Online Environments: A Case Study Using Adult Students with Learning Disabilities Pursuing a Higher Education Degree In addition to teaching teachers, Mary Beth specializes in tutoring juniors in high school test taking preparation and reading strategies for the ACT college entrance exam. She feels the one on one experience with students is valuable and a nice combination with her online teaching career. Mary Beth lives in the Chicago area with her husband and her son, daughter and son-in-law.

Teaching Interests: Reading, Reading Strategies, Grammar, Speed Reading Strategies, Writing, Public Speaking, Test taking strategies.

Professional Interests: Latest reading strategies for struggling readers, new methods to help students write at a scholarly level, working with children who have learning disabilities.


    • Ed D Teacher Leadership
      Walden University
      Minneapolis, MN, United States, 2009
    • MA Education Administration
      Roosevelt University
      Chicago, IL, 1997
    • BS Elementary Education
      Northern Illinois University
      DeKalb, IL, United States, 1973

Licensures and Certifications

  • National Board of Professional Teaching Standards in Early Adolescence English, with endorsements in 6-12 Literacy, English Language Learners, Reading, and Professional Development: National Board of Professional Teaching
  • Permanent Professional Illinois Teaching License with endorsements for K-12 English, Reading and Social Studies,: Illinois Board of Education
  • Type 75 Illinois License in Supervision and Administration.: Illinois Board of Education
  • Type 03 K- 9 License, with endorsements in middle school education, English, reading, and social studies.: Illinois Board of Education

Work Experience

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • June 16, 2008 -



    • Crum, M. (October, 2010). Let me Read with you-An Administrator’s Approach to Promote Reading. 2010 Fall Conference of Reading for Administrators and Educators, Evanston, IL, United States.


    • Crum, M. (September, 2009). “Six Ways to Teach Students of All Abilities Online”. , Madison, WI, United States.

    Oral Presentation

    • Crum, M. (July, 2007). “Helping them Connect before they Disconnect: How to Effectively teach African American Males”. National Board of Professional Teachers 20th Convention, Washington D.C, District of Columbia, WA, United States.

Professional Memberships

  • Association For Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
  • Association for the Advancement for Computing in Education (AACE)
  • Wisconsin Reading Association (WSRA)
  • International Reading Association
  • American Education Research Association (AERA)



    • Program Coordinator, Infinity Foundation (September 2013 - Present)