Dr. Roya Scales

Roya Scales


Phone: 828-227-2061
Email: rqscales@wcu.edu
Office Address: 112 Killian Building


  • Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Teacher Education and Development with a specialty in literacy, 2009
  • National Board Certified Teacher, Early Childhood Generalist, 2001
  • M.A., Gardner-Webb University, Elementary Education, 1999
  • B.S., The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Elementary Education, 1993

Research Interests

  • Effective literacy teaching practices, encompassing:
    • Thoughtfully adaptive teaching in literacy practice
    • Development of teachers' visions of practice over time
    • Reflection, metacognition, and teacher decision making
    • Text usage in the classroom
    • The nature of tasks in literacy instruction


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