Ellen McIntyre

Ellen McIntyre is dean of the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences at the University of Tennessee. She served as dean of the College of Education at UNC Charlotte from 2013-2020. She has studied reading instruction for more than three decades.

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Perspective | Reading instruction: It’s no time to go backwards, North Carolina

Is North Carolina about to take a giant step backward on early literacy? It seems so with the potential adoption...


Is reading relevant?

You’ve seen what I’ve seen. Everywhere we go now, it appears, people have their noses directed at their phones, perhaps...


Teacher preparation in NC: An opportunity to take the long view

Over the past five years, a consistent narrative has emerged regarding falling enrollment in teacher preparation programs. My own college...


N.C. teacher tests: Wait! Don’t throw the baby out!

In a recent EdNC piece, my colleague Diana Lys from UNC Chapel Hill wrote that the best way to assess...


Charlotte summer camp helps prevent summer learning loss

Estrella, or “Star,” a small eight-year-old rising second-grader from Merry Oaks Elementary School in Charlotte had just finished breakfast at...