Dr. Sheila W. Valencia
Professor, Language, Literacy, and Culture, University of Washington; Journeys Program Consultant

Dr. Valencia is a former primary school teacher who now researches and consults on policy-level literacy education issues, including teacher development and assessment. A contributor to numerous literacy and language arts journals, she also chaired the IRA assessment committee. In 2008, she was inducted into the International Reading Association Reading Hall of Fame.

Dr. Valencia is a former primary school teacher who now researches and consults on policy-level literacy education issues, including teacher development and assessment. A contributor to numerous literacy and language arts journals, she also chaired the IRA assessment committee. In 2008, she was inducted into the International Reading Association Reading Hall of Fame.