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Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Valerie Schantz

Associate Professor
Communications, Arts & Humanities

Contact Information

901 South Media Line Road
Media, PA 19063-1094
Room Number: 4318
Phone: (610) 359-5377

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  • Master of Science in Education, Reading Specialist Certificate

Academic Biography

I am an Associate Professor of Reading at Delaware County Community College. I have taught reading I, reading II, Critical Reading and Thinking and Integrated Reading and Writing. Prior to working for DCCC I was an area manager for a national publisher, a national professional developer for elementary reading programs, and an elementary reading specialist/Reading Recovery instructor. I received my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and my Masters in Education and Reading Specialist from Mansfield University. In 1993 I received my Reading Recovery Certification from Shippensburg University. I have additional graduate work from Millersville University, University of Iowa, Gratz College, West Chester University and Temple University. I completed a Certificate in Community College Education from Temple University. I am currently involved in numerous projects on campus centering on student success. These projects include integrated reading and writing, technology in the classroom, Achieving the Dream, and linked courses. I am the current reading coordinator.