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Priscilla Nelson

Richard F. Gross Endowed Professor

B.S. Gordon College
Ed.M. Boston University
Ed.D. University of Massachusetts, Lowell

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Priscilla Nelson, Class of '74, returned to Gordon's Education Department after twenty years of combined experience as a public school classroom teacher, an elementary Christian school principal, and an adjunct professor at Gordon. Priscilla pursued advanced study at Boston University and the University of Massachusetts. This enables her to prepare teachers of reading using the most recent scientifically based research. She served as a Master Trainer in the Massachusetts Department of Education's Teacher Reading Academies under the Reading First legislation. Priscilla's doctoral studies focused on the perceived disconnect between scientifically based research and the teacher preparation program.