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About Vicky Giouroukakis

Vicky is Full Professor in the School of Education and Human Services at Molloy College, Rockville Centre, New York, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Literacy, English Education, and TESOL. Prior to her tenure at Molloy, Vicky taught English at a public high school in Queens, NY, and ESL to adolescents and adults. She is the co-author of several books: the Kendall Hunt textbook, Back to the Basics of Teaching: Best Practices for Diverse Learners (2020); the Corwin best-seller, Getting to the Core of English Language Arts, Grades 6–12: How to Meet the Common Core State Standards with Lessons from the Classroom (2012), and Getting to the Core of Literacy for History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects, Grades 6-12 (2013); the ASCD book, Achieving Next Generation Literacy: Using the Tests (You Think) You Hate to Teach the Students You Love (2016).


Present Professor, Molloy University Education


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Professional Service and Affiliations

2016 - Present Board member, St. Agnes Academic High School
2008 - Present Coordinator of ELA Institutes, Molloy College
2006 - Present Chair of ELA Advisory Board, Molloy College
2005 - Present LI Professional Committee on ESOL Education, Molloy College
2010 - 2012 VP College, New York State English Council (NYSEC), New York State English Council
2008 - 2012 Chair of NYSTESOL Long Island Region, New Yorik State TESOL
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  • Methods of Teaching Creative Writing to Diverse Adolescent Learners
  • Literary Techniques for Diverse Adolescent Learners
  • Writing Techniques for Diverse Adolescent Learners
  • Strategies for All Learners in the Diverse Classroom
  • Meeting the Needs of Culturally Diverse Students in Inclusive Settings
  • English Methods
  • Literacy in the Content Areas


2002 - 2004 School Administration and Supervision Certificate, CUNY Queens College
1996 - 2001 Ph.D. in Education and MS in TESOL, University of Pennsylvania ‐ Literacy
1995 - 1996 MA in English Education, Teacher's College, Columbia Uni
1991 - 1994 BA in English and American Literature/Psychology, New York University

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