Paula Crawford

Presenter Information

Secion Chief, Program Improvement & Professional Development, Project Director, NC State Improvement Project
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
Raleigh, NC

Session Information

11:00 AM -12:00 PM
Regency D

HANDOUT: Tackling Adolescent Literacy A Systematic Guide for a School-WIde Approach 

Dr. Paula Crawford is the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Exceptional Children Division’s Section Chief for Program Improvement and Professional Development. Her background in education spans 28 years with experience providing instructional programming for students Kindergarten through adult. As the Project Director for the NC State Improvement Project (NC SIP), which currently partners with 71 Local Education Agencies, four Institutions of Higher Education and the Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center, she provides the leadership to build North Carolina’s capacity for improving student outcomes through support of educators’ professional learning in the areas of evidence-based reading and math instruction, adolescent literacy, co-teaching and coaching. Her previous service in the field of education includes work in Wake Co. Public Schools in Special Education Programs and Human Resources Beginning Teacher Support Programs. She has worked in public and private Institutions of Higher Education and in educational publishing. Dr. Crawford first experienced the KU SIM professional development and implemented SIM Strategies with adolescents in her classroom in the early 90’s. She earned an M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, Special Education, as well as her Doctorate in Adult and Higher Education from North Carolina State University.

Countdown to

Follow KUCRL 

Facebook Twitter

48 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Pharmacy school No. 2 nationally for NIH funding
Hall Center receives 3rd NEH challenge grant to support humanities research collaboration
Regional leader in technology commercialization
12 graduate programs rank in top 10 nationally among public universities.
—U.S. News & World Report
KU Today