Dr. Karen Taylor-Backor

Ms. Karen BackorAssistant Professor of Education
email: ktbackor@schreiner.edu

Classes Taught
EDUC 2333 Nutrition, Health, & Safety
EDUC 3401 Science for Teachers
EDUC 4305 Curriculum & Assessment EC-4
EDUC 4306 Curriculum & Assessment 8-12
EDUC 4307 Curriculum & Assessment 4-8
EDUC 4311 The Learner EC-4
EDUC 4312 The Learner 4-8
EDUC 4313 The Learner 8-12
EDUC 4601 Student Teaching 8-12
EDUC 4602 Student Teaching EC-4
EDUC 4603 Student Teaching All Level
EDUC 4606 Student Teaching 4-8
RDNG 3306 Foundations in Reading Methods
RDNG 3307 Emergent Reading & Literacy EC-8
RDNG 3308 Diagnosis & Remediation
RDNG 3309 Content Area Reading
RDNG 4301 Clinical Practices in
     Teaching Reading EC-8

Education
Coastal Bend College, Associate in Arts
Interdisciplinary Studies

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, TX
B.S.I.S. — Reading Emphasis

Texas A&M University - Kingsville, TX
Graduate Studies

Schreiner University - Kerrville, TX
Master of Education with Principal Certification

Ph.D Texas State University 2012
School Improvement

Certifications
Texas Teacher Certification
Lifetime Principal

P.D.A.S. and I.L.D. certification

Presentations
Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented
Identification of Struggling Readers that are Gifted and Talented

Upcoming Presentations/Publications
Adult Education and LIteracy SIG at AERA - Mexican Immigration Video - co-hort presentation
ACEI Publication - Classroom Rituals as Tools for Community Building - second author

Dr. Taylor-Backor is the founder and coordinator of the Schreiner University Reading & Writing Academy. She was the recipient of the Arthur Blumberg Scholar Award for her research on Instructional Leadership and Principal Preparation Programs. Dr. Taylor-Backor continues her research in the area of Instructional Supervision. Her latest article, “Preparing Principals as Instructional Leaders: Perceptions of University Faculty, Expert Principals, and Expert Teacher Leaders” can be found in the NASSP Bulletin, 99, 105-126. Dr. Backor was also elected to the Council of Professors of Instructional Supervision .

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