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 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

Courses Taught

  • Developing the Fluent Reader
  • Differentiating Reading Instruction

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