Assistant Professor of Language and Literacy Education
Dr. Courtneay Kelly, Ed.D. came to the University of Lynchburg with over twenty years of teaching experience, having served as an elementary school classroom teacher, a literacy and RtI specialist, a research assistant, and an assistant professor of elementary education, where she primarily focused on training pre-service teachers in literacy pedagogy.
- Ed.D. in Curriculum & Instruction, Emphasis on Differentiation in Literacy Instruction, University of Virginia
- M.Ed. in Reading Education and Reading Specialist Licensure
- B.A. in English and PreK-6 teaching licensure, Mary Washington College
Professional Interests and Research
Dr. Kelly’s work focuses on differentiation through the use of the Universal Design for Learning framework, impactful literacy practices, teacher perceptions of differentiation in literacy, and the development of school-based literacy leaders.