My passion is helping young children learn to read and write. As a result, I am committed to help future educators understand the strategic and social nature of reading and writing while also understanding the development of phonics and phonological awareness. My goal is to help UGA students engage with children in meaningful and supportive ways.

I enjoy the constant pursuit of trying to do it better as an educator. I am always learning new ways to help children with literacy, and I invite the students I work with to join me on the journey.

In addition to my work as a professor, my research is focused on dyslexia and reading development. My current writing for publication is in the area of dyslexia; I hope to share the nuances of the condition as well as share instructional strategies with others.

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Mary Guay
College of Education
Athens, GA 30602
PhD Curriculum & Instruction University of Wisconsin- Madison, 2013
Area of Study: 
Department of Language and Literacy Education