• Dr. Becky McTague is a qualified educator who has over thirty years of experience ranging from elementary schools to the university. She holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Southern Illinois University, a master's degree in reading from Northeastern Illinois University, and an Ed.D. from National-Louis University. She is certified from the state of Illinois as an elementary teacher (k-8) and a reading specialist (k-12). In addition, she has taught at public and private schools in a variety of settings.

    Some of Dr. McTague's teaching experiences include being the trainer for Reading Recovery (an early childhood literacy program), primary teacher in Illinois, Oklahoma, and England, and Reading specialist/coach for several public school districts. Dr. McTague's has written several articles and has been published in professional journals. Her current research interest are: 1) teacher development, 2) struggling readers and "best practices" in literacy for all students, 3) school change especially in urban settings and 4) supporting students with English Language Learners .