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MaryKate was a practitioner for Boston Public Schools for over a decade in a variety of roles including, a special educator, reading and inclusion specialist, and district wide literacy coach. She supported educators throughout the city with implementation of evidence-based practice in literacy as well as led district wide professional development to emphasize culturally and responsive teaching and highlight current and ongoing research in the field to practical application in the classroom.

MaryKate is a current Adjunct Professor at Boston College, Lynch School of Education and Human Development where she supports undergraduate and graduate students gain insight into historically and present perpetuated inequities specifically to marginalized populations and understanding of current national shifts in the teaching of reading while closely examining reading science, language, and evidence based practice.

Prior to joining the Speech Language (SAiL) Literacy Lab, MaryKate partnered with several faculty at the IHP in collaborative efforts to bridge the research to practice gap in schools.

Favorite Children's Book: The Giving Tree

  • M.Ed, Lesley University, Cambridge MA

  • BA, English,¬†Saint Anselm College, Manchester NH

  • Certification of Advanced Studies in Language & Literacy, MGH Institute of Health Professions Boston, MA

Research Interests

  • Implementation Science in Schools Settings
  • Research to Practice

Clinical expertise

  • Literacy & Language

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