Dr. Donna Kozak

Dr. Donna Kozak has been a teacher for 35 years beginning her career in the primary grades, then working with middle school students in a literacy intervention program. Donna has spent the last few years as a school district coordinator in the area of early learning and literacy. She is currently a literacy consultant, a new PhD graduate, a community-engagement researcher and an adjunct instructor teaching sessional and post-baccalaureate courses in the area of early language and literacy development at the University of British Columbia – Okanagan, in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. Her research interests include participatory action research, multi-literacies, diversity and inclusion, culturally responsive pedagogy, home-school connections and family engagement, critical literacy, teacher preparation in literacy and literacy pedagogy in the early years.