This week’s reading strategy is inspired by the literary GIANT, Nikki Giovanni!
Dr. ClauDean Kizart is an educator with over 18 years of experience teaching and providing professional development in the area of literacy. She has researched issues related to attrition, degree completion, and retention specifically as it relates to first generation college students since 2005. Currently she is a literacy consultant who conducts professional development in schools throughout the State of Missouri. Along with her work as a literacy consultant, she facilitates student and faculty engagement workshops focused on empowerment, attrition, and degree completion at various colleges and universities. She is a parent of two who believes that WE must be the change we want to see in education and that reading for college readiness is a skill that every parent, caregiver, sister, brother, etc. can help cultivate at home!