Kathryn Leo-Nyquist
Kathryn Leo-Nyquist
Associate Professor
Program Director, Education
Division of Education and Human Studies
Affiliated with Education, Early Childhood / Elementary Teacher Education, Master of Education in Early Childhood Education, Middle School Teacher Education, Secondary Teacher Education
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Box 34 Freeman 200B
About Dr. Kathy Leo-Nyquist

Kathy Leo-Nyquist has recognized her call teach in a variety of contexts with a variety of age groups since 1980. She has a B.A. in Psychology and her first master's degree in experiential education and began teaching in alternative high school classrooms in private and public schools.  After working in a small rural elementary/middle school in rural Northern, California, she directed her own preschool for four years.  She moved to Vermont in 1996, where she completed her Master's in Children's Literature and Reading and her VT license in Elementary Education with a   Reading Specialist endorsement.

Kathy began teaching both Children's Literature and Reading and Language Development at Champlain College in Burlington, VT in 1998 later added curriculum development and the supervision of student teachers. She has also taught courses in Champlain's CORE, the general education curriculum.  In 2009, she completed her doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies with a focus on Curriculum and Instruction.  Her research focused on developing teacher learning communities as models of teacher professional development.  Kathy feels fortunate to have found her home at Champlain College, which has allowed her to share her love of teaching and learning with the teachers of tomorrow.

Dr. Kathy Leo-Nyquist's Areas of Specialization
  • Early Literacy
  • Content Area Literacy
  • Writing across the Curriculum
  • Teacher and Professional Learning Communities
  • Professional Development for Teachers across the Career Continuum
  • Critical Literacies
University of Vermont, Doctor of Education
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Bachelor of Arts
University of Illinois, Master of Arts
Saint Michaels College, Master of Education
Professional Associations
  • Executive board and past president of the Vermont Council on Reading
  • National Writing Project Teaching Fellow
  • International Reading Association
  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • Vermont Association for Teachers of Young Children
  • National Council of Teacher Educators

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