Nancy Dean, EdS, is Professor Emerita at the P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. During her 39 years in education, she has taught middle and high school English, special education, reading, debate, social studies, English for speakers of other languages, and Advanced Placement English. She is also an experienced literacy coach and curriculumspecialist. Committed to school literacy reform and meaningful professional development, she has worked extensively with teachers and school leaders in urban and rural schools throughout the United States. She is an associate director of the National Literacy Project and a lead presenter for that organization. In addition, she is a national consultant in secondary literacy and literacy leadership and director of Leadership Through Reading, a cross-age tutoring program.
Nancy is the author of Voice Lessons: Classroom Activities to Teach Diction, Detail, Imagery, Syntax, and Tone (2000); Discovering Voice: Voice Lessons for Middle and High School (2006); and the Writing Intervention Kit for High School (2008). She is also coauthor (with Candace Harper) of Succeeding in Reading: A Complete Cross-Age Tutoring Program (2006), and Meeting the Challenge in Adolescent Literacy: Practical Ideas for Literacy Leaders (with Judith Irvin, Julie Meltzer, Martha Jan Mickler, and Melvina Phillips, 2009).