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Dana Center Role

Whitney is a senior academic program coordinator for Literacy First. She trains, supports, and directly supervises AmeriCorps members who provide early literacy intervention to students in Austin ISD and Wayside Schools.

Before Joining the Dana Center

Whitney has 10 years of experience in the field of education. Prior to joining Literacy First, Whitney worked as an elementary teacher, a reading interventionist, a district testing and data coordinator, and as an early childhood specialist at the Texas Education Agency. Whitney has spent the majority of her career supporting and coaching teachers in reading instruction and reading intervention.


B.A., American Studies, St. Olaf College

M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, The University of Texas at Tyler