Nancy Kolodziej taught grades K-8 for 12 years in California and Pennsylvania and holds a doctoral degree in elementary education from Lehigh University.
Nancy has been a member of the International Reading Association (IRA) since 1988 and is a member of its special interest group Professors of Reading Teacher Educators. Recent publications include her book, Learning Station Models for Middle Grades and articles in The Reading Professor and The Middle School Journal. Nancy serves as a member of The Reading Teacher's review board and has presented at numerous literacy conferences.
While teaching at the University of Scranton in 2004, she was named Teacher of the Year by the local Kappa Delta Pi chapter. In 2008, she was honored with Tennessee Reading Association's Distinguished Professor award. Currently, she is a faculty member at Tennessee Technological University where she teaches literacy and elementary methods courses.