Dr. Glaser has a passion for getting it right when it comes to reading instruction, and even more so, a compassion for teachers who choose to teach in order to improve lives. Even more deeply Dr. Deb has a compassion for students who struggle with learning to read.
Dr. Glaser has dedicated her career to separating the facts from the fiction when it comes to how students learn to read, and what it takes to teach students to read.
She received her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction with specific focus on reading and school reform from Boise State University. She is an educational consultant, author, and professional development provider with expertise in reading assessment and proven instructional methods. She was a classroom and learning disability instructor and director of a non-profit dyslexia learning center where she developed programs to teach teachers and students.
Dr. Deb is beloved and well known by educators everywhere as the person who helped them understand how to teach every child to read. Through deepening knowledge and making explicit how to bridge that knowledge to instructional practice, Dr. Deb has led the way for teachers who strive to be the best reading teacher they can be.
She was in an original National LETRS trainer, a policy advisor to the National Council on Teacher Quality and regularly contributes to the evaluation of university programs that prepare our teachers to teach reading. Dr. Glaser is author and co-author of five books. Her most recent contributions to the field are Morpheme Magic: Lessons to Teach Morphological Awareness; and an online reading course The Reading Teacher’s Top Ten Tools: Instruction that Makes a Difference (now in the Tools4Reading family).