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Dr Nancy Frey

Speaker Summary

Dr. Nancy Frey is an award-winning educationalist, best-selling author, and professor of educational leadership and of literacy at San Diego State University. Across a diverse career in American education, Nancy has been devoted to supporting students with diverse learning needs and developing effective literacy and reading instruction across her home-nation and the world. We are delighted that Nancy joins us once again to share her knowledge of instructional leadership, visible learning, and sustainable, holistic literacy practice.

Areas of Expertise

Literacy – Leadership and Management – Special Educational Needs – Visible Learning – Assessment


Nancy received the 2008 Early Career Achievement Award from the National Reading Conference, as well as the Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Teacher Education from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. Some of her best-selling work, in collaboration with Professor Douglas Fisher, include:
- The Distance Learning Playbook, Grades K-12: Teaching for Engagement and Impact in Any Setting (2020)
- The Formative Assessment Action Plan: Practical Steps to More Successful Teaching and Learning (2011)
- Rigorous Reading: 5 Access Points for Comprehending Complex Texts (2013)

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