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About Salli Forbes

Salli Forbes participated in a policy briefing on Capitol Hill on July 13, 2011. Moderated by Virginia Edwards, editor-in-chief of Education Week, the briefing was titled "The Whole-School Benefits of Reading Recovery." Salli was one of four educators on the briefing panel, which also included Phoebe Ingraham, Reading Recovery teacher leader, Wright State University, Dayton, OH; Ron Marostica, assistant superintendent, RE-1 Valley School District, Sterling, CO; and Craig Dougherty, RRCNA Board member and superintendent, Sheridan County School District #2, Sheridan, WY. The audience members included educational staff for many senators and representatives, including Senators Harkin and Grassley of Iowa. Panelists and RRCNA participants also met with the congressional offices of 15 legislators who are members of the House and Senate education appropriations committees.

Dr. Forbes is President-Elect of the Reading Recovery Council of North America (RRCNA). The full account of this briefing can be found at the RRCNA website


2010 - 2019 Former Director, Jacobson Center for Comprehensive Literacy, University of Northern Iowa Jacobson Center for Comprehensive Literacy
Emeritus Professor, Literacy Education, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Northern Iowa Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Former Director, Reading Recovery Center of Iowa, University of Northern Iowa Reading Recovery Center of Iowa

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  • Theories of Reading Difficulties
  • Literacy Leadership II
  • Theories of Reading and Writing Processes
  • Coaching in the Comprehensive Intervention Model
  • Theories of Reading and Writing Difficulties
  • Reading Recovery Teacher Leadership I
  • Practicum in Reading
  • Seminar: Comprehensive Intervention Model
  • Reading Recovery Teacher Leader Clinical II
  • Reading Recovery Theories of Reading and Writing Difficulties

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University of Northern Iowa
Schindler Education Center 113
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0603

Office: SEC 113
Phone: (319) 273-6597


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