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Dr. Stephanie Grote-Garcia

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Stephanie Grote-Garcia, Ph.D.Dr. Stephanie Grote-Garcia is a certified Reading Specialist and Master Reading Teacher. Prior to teaching in higher education, she taught struggling elementary readers in Texas public schools. In addition, Dr. Grote-Garcia is President of the Specialized Literacy Professionals, a special interest group of the International Reading Association.

Awards and Accomplishments

Dr. Grote-Garcia has been recognized for exemplary faculty practices by the Center for Research, Evaluation, and Advancement for Teacher Education and has received the Provost’s Legacy Teaching Award.

Dr. Grote-Garcia has three books published with Kendall Hunt Publishing Company, including Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Habits, Teaching the Individual Reader, and Literacy Trends and Issues: What’s Hot.She has also co-authored the What’s Hot Literacy Survey with Dr. Jack Cassidy.

The Texas Association for Literacy Education presented Dr. Grote-Garcia with the 2015 Jack Cassidy Distinguished Service Award for contributions to literacy education.

Research Interests

Technology in teacher preparation, literacy instruction, and literacy trends and issues

Personal Interests

Anything and everything "bookish"


"No two persons ever read the same book."

-Edmund Wilson

Contact Information

Dr. Stephanie Grote-Garcia

Associate Professor


Courses Taught

  • Developing the Fluent Reader
  • Differentiating Reading Instruction


Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction

Specialization: Reading

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi, Texas


M.S., Reading

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi, Texas


B.S., Interdisciplinary Studies

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi, Texas


Master Reading Teacher 1-12

Elementary Self-Contained 1-6

Early Childhood Education


Reading Specialist EC-12