Co-author of "Adolescent Voices: Middle-Year Students Speak Out," in Concern for Affect in Reading Newsletter (2001); co-author of "Accomodating Student Diversity: Creating a Student-Centered Literacy Environment in the Middle School" in Montana State Reading Council Journal (1996).
Presenter at numerous national/regional/state/local education conferences. Presentations include: "Assessment Walls for Student Learning," at the 20th West IRA Regional Conference, Seattle (2008); "International Internships in Teacher-Preparation Programs," at the 3rd International Education Conference, Spokane (2008); "Graphic Organizers to Summarize Story Elements" at the Washington Organization for Reading Development (WORD) board meeting (2008); "Active Students: Responses to Literature," at the Washington Organization for Reading Development board meeting (2007); "Connecting Reading and Writing in the Content Subjects" at 18th Western IRA Regional Conference (2006); "Student Choices: Ownership and Assessment" at the College Reading Association Annual Conference (2005).
Co-director of "Read With Me Spokane," a program of the Spokane Area Council of the International Reading Association that promotes early literacy.
Committee leadership and membership includes: member of the Eastern Washington Co-Teaching Leadership Team (2010); member of the K-12 Common Core Standards Review Workgroup for the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction in which she served on a committe to review and edit proposed national common core standards for K-12 in reading/language arts (2010); served as conference coordinator for the International Reading Association (2008); serves as membership chair for the International Reading Association Middle School Reading Special Interest Group; member of the Performance-Based Pedagogy Assessment Revision Committee, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction ('08-'09); member of the Washington Association for Colleges of Teacher Education and the Washington Higher Education Consortium (Literacy Faculty); president of the Washington Organization for Reading Development (2007-08); higher education liaison for the Spokane Area Council for International Reading Association.
Named Best Professor in 2001 by The Pacific Northwest Inlander. Outstanding American nominee in 1998.