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Faculty/Staff Profiles

Rachelle Savitz

Assistant Professor of Adolescent Literacy

Office: 401-C
Phone: 864-656-3889
Vita: Click Here

Educational Background

Ph.D. Literacy Studies
University of Tennessee 2017

M.Ed. Special Education
University of Florida 2007

BS Music Education
Slippery Rock University 2001


Dr. Rachelle Savitz received her doctorate from the Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 2017. Her research explores teacher self-efficacy and professional development and student-centered pedagogies that focus on inquiry and equity for all students. She emphasizes research with secondary grades through the combination of content-area and disciplinary literacies.

Courses Taught

EDLT 8100

Research Interests

Disciplinary Literacy
Struggling/Striving Readers
Inquiry-Based Instruction
Teacher Self-Efficacy
University-School Partnerships