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Nikki Drury

Literacy Trainer

What I like most about my role within the Center is…

Every day I get to immerse myself in my favorite topic: Literacy!

What I believe in

I believe language is powerful, and when we give students the ability to use language, we empower them to shape the world with their words, learn more about themselves and others, and delight in the pleasures of great literature. 

Previous work highlights

Before coming to the Center, I was a classroom teacher and literacy coach.

Favorite book

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell 

Fun fact

At 10 years old I was the Texas state baton twirling champion.


BS Interdisciplinary Studies, Sam Houston State University 

M.Ed. Educational Leadership, Texas A&M  

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Featured Blog Posts

February 1, 2023 Gen Arcovio

4 Easy Tips for Efficient, Effective Interactive Writing Lessons

Interactive writing is an engaging way to build children’s understandings of sounds, letters, words and how they all work together to create a meaningful message. What are some ways you have made your interactive writing lessons effective and efficient?

December 21, 2022 Allison Briceño

Developing Justice-Oriented Readers

Kids, Books & Anti-Racism Series featured speaker Allison Briceño breaks down ways teachers can use justice questions to develop justice-oriented readers.

December 15, 2022 Spring 2023 Online Graduate Courses

Spring 2023: Online Graduate Courses

By enrolling in an online graduate course, you have the flexibility to learn at your own pace!