Executive Director | Literacy Consultant
A children's advocate at heart, Frances L. Gonzalez-Garcia, Ph.D., has served in the education sector for the past two decades through the capacity of multiple roles including that of a classroom teacher, Master Reading Teacher, district job-embedded trainer, adjunct, lecturer, university reading clinic supervising assistant, reading specialist, selected Texas Education Agency literacy trainer, and an independent literacy consultant.
Most recently, Dr. Gonzalez-Garcia served as a district-level K-5 ELA and K-12 dyslexia coordinator working in collaborative efforts with the assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, district content coordinators, special education/504 directors, K-12 teachers, K-12 administrators, K-12 dyslexia specialists, K-5 literacy leaders, librarians, school board members, numerous district/regional committees and community members.
During her tenure as the ELA/dyslexia coordinator, she spearheaded the district’s ELA vertical team, ELA administrative team, literacy cadres, ELA professional development cadres, literacy job-embedded trainers, and the district's dyslexia/dysgraphia advisory committee.
She provided professional development in the areas of literacy, dyslexia, and dysgraphia in addition to instructional coaching support and formal appraisals district-wide. She led the development of the district’s ELA curriculum, dyslexia/dysgraphia initiatives and developed an online literacy support site for both educators and parents to access professional resources and literacy-based webinars.
Her extensive experience in education includes working with learners of all diverse backgrounds in addition to gifted and talented, multilingual, and dyslexic students in K-12 Title/nonTitle settings. In higher education, she has taught undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral courses for public and private universities.
Dr. Gonzalez-Garcia holds a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies of Science with an emphasis in English, a Master of Science in Educational Technology, a Master of Science in Reading, a Master Reading Teacher (MRT) certification, a Reading Specialist certification, and a Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in literacy.
She is the national recipient of the International Literacy Association Legends in Literacy Award and the state recipient of the H.E.B. Excellence in Education Award in elementary leadership.
As an active presenter for local, state, and national conferences, she shares her experiences and background knowledge in the areas of multiple metacognitive approaches, text sets and multimodal texts, technology, reading/writing motivation, teacher education, literacy coaches/specialists, educational leadership, research-based instructional approaches, dyslexia/dysgraphia, and literacy in multilingual/multicultural contexts.
Dr. Gonzalez-Garcia consults and provides professional development in support of literacy for districts, affiliations, and state agencies nationwide.