Nancy Clark-Chiarelli, Ed.D.

Nancy Clark-Chiarelli, Ed.D.

Dr. Clark-Chiarelli began her career as a special education teacher with a specialization in language and literacy development. Over the years, she taught all grades K–12 and has deep knowledge of effective classroom pedagogy. Dr. Clark-Chiarelli is the Principal Investigator on a project studying the impact of two variations of professional development for early childhood educators in the area of language and literacy. Drawing upon her extensive experience in K–12 special education and literacy, Dr. Clark-Chiarelli is also leading a project to identify and study schools with effective K–3 reading programs. In addition to research, her work at Education Development Center, Inc., has also included designing a web site for PBS Parents focused on language and literacy development of children birth through age 8 and numerous online literacy courses for teachers of prekindergarten through sixth grade.