Dr. Stephanie Grote-Garcia


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 past-president of the Specialized Literacy Professionals and co-founder of the Texas Association for Literacy Education (TALE). Dr. Grote-Garcia currently serves on the Resource Board for the Special Olympics Region 20 and on the Development Board for Special Olympics Texas.

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

Literacy trends and issues

Personal Interests

Anything and everything "bookish"


"No two persons ever read the same book."

-Edmund Wilson

Courses Taught

  • Essentials of Literacy Instruction
  • Developing the Fluency Reader

Contact Information

Dr. Stephanie Grote-Garcia


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
  • PK-KG
  • Reading Specialist EC-12