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Staff

 

Dr. Lauren Foxworth, Ph.D. (Co-Director) is an Assistant Professor in the Special Education, Language, and Literacy Department at The College of New Jersey. She is a certified special education teacher (k-12), with experience teaching students with disabilities across contents in inclusive and self-contained classroom settings in the NJ public school system. Her current work focuses on using Self-Regulated Strategy Development to help students improve their reading and writing success across contents.

 

 

Dr. Matthew Hall, Ph.D. (Co-Director) is an Associate Professor in the Special Education, Language, and Literacy Department at The College of New Jersey. He has worked with classroom teachers around the country to facilitate professional development related to literacy instruction. Prior to joining TCNJ, he worked as a literacy coach and a public school teacher in New Jersey. He holds teaching certifications in General Education, Special Education, and Education for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

 

Student Workers

 

 

 

 

Desaree Vaughan is a graduate student at The College of New Jersey studying Special Education. Desaree has completed several practicum experiences in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. She recently completed her student teaching experience in Puerto Rico. She also has several years of tutoring experience with TCNJ’s Career and Community Studies Program (CCS) and has research experience alongside several professors in various departments. Currently, she works as a Graduate Assistant Professor for the Center for Community Engaged Learning (CEL) and is a student worker for the Literacy Advancement Project. She will graduate in May 2022 with a Master’s Degree in Elementary Special Education.

Contact: vaughad2@tcnj.edu

 

 

 

 

Julia Seward is a student at The College of New Jersey studying Special Education and English. She has worked for the Literacy Advancement Project since August 2019. Julia has gained experience with children through practicums, childcare, and church ministry. Julia will graduate in May 2022 with her bachelor’s degree and earn her master’s degree the following year for teaching students with disabilities.

Contact: sewardj2@tcnj.edu

 

 

 

 

 

Brianna DiGeronimo is a student at The College of New Jersey studying English, with minors in Marketing and Communications. She has worked for the Literacy Advancement Project since September 2019. Brianna will graduate in May 2022 with her bachelor’s degree.

Contact: digerob1@tcnj.edu

 

Advisory Board Members

Dr. Solange Lopes-Murphy

Dr. Helene Anthony

Dr. Lauren Shallish