Paula Harms

Paula Harms

Office: Uw Stout

Phone: 715-456-3416

Dr. Paula Harms teaches two courses: RDGED 720-Leading and Directing the Reading Program and RDGED 721-Supporting Literacy Instruction.

Dr. Harms has taught both undergraduate and graduate level face to face and online literacy and reading assessment courses at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Concordia University and Buena Vista University. She has served as an ESEA, Title IA Educational Consultant at CESA #10. Her teaching background includes a variety of grade levels K-5, special education, and a year-round, multi-age, inner city school, as well as small rural schools.

Her extensive experience includes serving as reading specialist in districts and coordinator of professional development in the area of English Language Arts for 29 school districts. Her K-12 staff development has focused on Title I - interventions for struggling readers, curriculum development, the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), student information systems, teacher equality for evaluative purposes and grant writing.

Dr. Harms earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of South Dakota, a Master’s Degree in Reading from the University of South Dakota, and completed her doctorate degree in Educational Leadership and Management from Capella University.

Dr. Harms' research interests focus on reading interventions, 4-K , and professional development through a coaching model.

Enjoy Paula’s personalized attention and feedback and gain from an experienced reading specialist by participating in her online courses.

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