Kamisha Childs
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Kamshia Childs

Kamisha Childs 

Visiting Assistant Professor
Curriculum and Instruction
ED207 College of Education
Phone: 713-313-1117
Email: kamshia.childs@tsu.edu

Primary Research Focus
Literacy, Student Motivation, Reading and Writing Strategies

Professional Biography
Dr. Childs is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor (Reading) in the Curriculum and Instruction department at Texas Southern University. Her professional experience includes working in rural and urban public schools in Kansas and Texas. She has served in various capacities as a tutor and paraprofessional in the K-6 setting, and she has been a teacher in grade levels 4-6. Dr. Childs has taught all subjects (Reading, Writing, Math, Science, and Social Studies), but her specialty area is English Language Arts and Reading. Working in an ESL setting has allowed her to have exposure to students who represent a variety of ethnic backgrounds and experience with students that have spoken over twelve different languages throughout her career.

Dr. Childs takes pride in making learning relevant and meaningful for students. She has given presentations at local, state, and national conferences on her concepts, “R.A.P Literacy Learning” and “Not the Book Again”, which focuses on using real world materials and household items to teach reading and comprehension skills. Her book, “29 Days to L.O.V.E. Literacy” gives practical reading and writing strategies to help with student motivation and further development literacy of skills.

Courses Taught
Reading 301
Reading 302
Reading 401

Academic Degrees
Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, Texas Southern University
M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction, Reading and Language Arts, Kansas State University
B.S. in Elementary Education (Area of Concentration: English as A Second Language), Kansas State University

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