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Tracy Smiles - Bio


           Dr. Smiles teaching career started in Arlington, Texas as teacher and team leader in grades 1 and 3. Several years later she continued her teaching in Tucson, Arizona, focusing on elementary education and also on the subjects of writing and literature in the middle school.

          Intermingled during her teaching in Tucson, she served as a writing mentor to other teacher-researchers. In 2003 she serves as a graduate teaching assistant of language, reading and culture for the College of Education at the University of Arizona. In the fall of 2005 she joined the faculty at the College of Education, Western Oregon University as assistant professor of literacy/teacher education.

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