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Linda Dorn


Linda Dorn is a professor of reading education at the University of
Arkansas at Little Rock, where she is the director of the UALR Center
for Literacy. She teaches graduate classes in literacy theory, research,
classroom practice, and literacy leadership.

She has twenty seven years of experience in education, including
teaching at the elementary, intermediate, and college levels. Linda is
the primary developer and lead trainer of the Partnerships in
Comprehensive Literacy Model, a nationally recognized model that uses
literacy coaches as agents of change. She has worked with many school
districts across the United States and she has collaborated with several
state departments on comprehensive literacy initiatives.

When writing a book, Linda's goal is to mesh theory and practice into
a readable text. "I enjoy writing with my coauthor, Carla Soffos, who
is also my friend and teaching colleague. We have developed a great
working relationship."