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Elizabeth Hopper

About Elizabeth Hopper

Elizabeth Hopper is the Director of Targeted Professional Development with the Center for Literacy Education and Research (CLEAR). She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education along with a Computer Literacy endorsement and went on to complete a Master of Science degree in Elementary Education with a Concentration in Literacy. Prior to coming to Purdue University, Elizabeth spent six years in the classroom and one year as a Visiting Instructor of Literacy at Purdue University Calumet. She has had the privilege of teaching students at various grade levels, including experience in both public and private schools. Elizabeth has also served as a reading interventionist, a position that afforded her the opportunity to provide professional development for both district and building level staff. While working at the Center, she participated in the training and became certified in both Reading Recovery and the Comprehensive Intervention Model. These professional development experiences have heightened Elizabeth’s understanding of literacy processing and instructional models. This high degree of professional knowledge, in conjunction with her classroom experience, contributes to her successful record as a skilled presenter who helps teachers improve their practice.

  • Organizing for a Comprehensive Literacy-based Classroom
  • Teaching for Comprehension
  • Reading and Writing Strategies for Middle and High School Teachers