Dr. Karen Taylor-Backor

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

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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

Texas State University, Doctoral Program
ABD, December 2008

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

Karen grew up in a small town west of Corpus Christi, Texas. She is married to one of the greatest men she knows, Steve. They live on a ranch in Kerr County. She has two children and five grandchildren. Karen jokingly refers to herself as a true Texas woman. When she is not teaching, she enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, and swimming. Karen loves the teaching profession, and especially working with students who struggle with reading.
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