Rachel Schachter named Reading Center director

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Rachel Schachter named Reading Center director

26 Aug 2022    

Rachel Schachter, associate professor in the Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies, has been named director of the Kit and Dick Schmoker Reading Center, in the College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

The Kit and Dick Schmoker Reading Center was founded in 2004 to provide reading and writing tutoring to children in the community. Tutoring is provided by CEHS graduate and undergraduate students, under the direction of university faculty and certified teachers. Instruction is individualized and based on assessments given by the tutors.

“Not only does the Reading Center provide an outstanding service to our community, but it also serves as a critical component to our teacher preparation programs in CEHS,” said Schachter. “I’m thrilled that this new position will allow me to bridge my passions of literacy and teacher education.” 

Schachter has been at Nebraska since 2016. Her research focuses on understanding early childhood teachers’ experiences and how to build from these experiences in order to bring about meaningful changes in practice and improved outcomes for children. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English and economics from Northwestern University, a master’s degree in language and literacy from Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a doctorate in teaching and teacher education from the University of Michigan School of Education.

Schachter will join Emily Fisher, clinic coordinator and assistant professor of practice, Kathy Duhs, project associate, and Emmy Secules, a graduate student on the Reading Center team.

Applications are currently being accepted for the fall session, beginning in early September. Those interested can apply at https://cehs.unl.edu/readingcenter/. Those interested in learning more about the Reading Center, and opportunities for collaboration, are encouraged to contact a member of the team.

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