Ellen McIntyre

Ellen McIntyre is the Dean of the Cato College of Education at UNC Charlotte and a specialist in early literacy teaching and learning.  She started the UNC Charlotte summer reading camp in 2016. McIntyre also serves as a Trustee of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.

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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...