Dr. Donna Kozak

Dr. Donna Kozak has been an educator for 39 years beginning her career in the primary grades, then working in inclusive education as part of an interdisciplinary team for students with learning differences. Donna worked with middle school students in a literacy intervention program for several years before focusing on supporting early years programs and pedagogies. Prior to retiring, Donna  spent a decade as a school district coordinator in the area of early learning and literacy where much of her time was spent learning with and from early childhood community partners. She is currently an early years’ literacy consultant working with school districts interested in creating coherence and collaboration within and between schools and an adjunct professor with UBC in the rural and remote teacher education program and the MEd program in curriculum studies focusing on practitioner inquiry and place-conscious pedagogies.  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.