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Martha Jan Mickler

Martha Jan Mickler, PhD, is currently a private consultant specializing in adolescent literacy. Sheworks with administrators and teachers in classroom and seminar settings with the focus on developing literacy leadership and helping teachers integrate literacywithin academic and fine arts content areas.

She has held a variety of leadership positions in education, including Supervisor of Secondary Reading (Pinellas County, Florida); Principal, Fairyland Elementary School (Walker County, Georgia); Supervisor of English and World Languages and Director of Teaching and Learning (Chattanooga Public Schools,Tennessee); and Director of Music Therapy (New Jersey Neuropsychiatric Institute, Princeton, New Jersey). She was also a resource teacher at Fairyland School and a piano instructor and performing artist for Cadek Conservatory (Chattanooga, Tennessee). Martha Jan has been active in many professional organizations, including the National Council of Teachers, serving as President of theTennessee Council of Teachers from 1997 to 1999. She serves on the Editorial Review Board for the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy and has coauthored a book on literacy leadership: Meeting the Challenge of Adolescent Literacy: Practical Ideas for School Leaders (with Judith Irvin, Julie Meltzer, Melvina Phillips, and Nancy Dean, 2009). Her published articles have appeared inmany periodicals, including the Journal of Special Education, Classroom Leadership, Spelling Progress Quarterly, and Computers, Reading, and Language Arts.