Tracy Hough

Tracy Hough

Office Phone: (540) 432-4955

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Main Campus, Harrisonburg

Office Location: CC 211


Tracy Hough in the news:

Two-Day Workshop Inspires Future Teachers

Adjunct Instructor

MA in Education, Lancaster

Assistant Professor

Education Dept and MA in Education, Harrisonburg

Tracy Hough, assistant professor in teacher education. Tracy earned a BA in liberal studies from University of California, Santa Barbara with teacher credentialing PreK-8 and a M.A. in Education from Eastern Mennonite University. She is currently working on her PhD. in Reading at the Curry School of Education, UVA. She teaches in our graduate and undergraduate programs focusing on literacy. She is also our PK-3 coordinator. Her previous teaching experiences include being a Title I Reading Specialist for grades K through 5 as well as a regular elementary teacher in grades K through 6. She has taught not only in Virginia, but California, Oregon, Nevada, and Rhode Island. Tracy holds professional membership in the International Reading Association and the Shenandoah Valley Reading Council where she is coordinator for the Young Author’s Celebration.

Education

B.A., University of California , Santa Barbara
M.A., Eastern Mennonite University

Publications

Hough, T. (2007). George Graham Lecture 2007: Revolutionizing vocabulary instruction, K-12: What does the developmental model tell us? TEMPO Weekly Reader, 10.2, 1-2.

Scholarly Presentations and Abstracts

“Write Like the Character” Presenter at the Virginia State Reading Conference 2011, Roanoke, VA.

“The ABC’s of Meaningful Early Literacy Practices” Presenter at the

Mennonite Educators Conference 2010 (MEC 2010), February 4-6, 2010

“Fine Tuning Reading Instruction: Coaching Teachers to Become Reflective Practioners,” Presented at the Virginia State Reading Conference Spring 2007, Roanoke, Virginia. “Creating Cultures of Change Through Action Research,” presented an action research project on the concurrent validity of PALS K-3 at the Virginia State Reading Conference, 2005 Crystal City, VA " Creating a Celebration for Young Authors", presented to the Virginia Young Writers Committee at the Virginia State Reading Conference, 2005. Crystal City, VA

Workshops:

" Renew, Rekindle, and Rejuvenate Your Love for Words" Presenter at the Shenandoah Valley Reading Council Fall Conference 2009

" Keeping Your Child Engaged during Read Alouds." demonstrated reading and questioning strategies that parents can use while they read to their child to enhance engagement and comprehension of the story. Staunton City Public Schools Title I Parent Night, 2009

" Connecting Reading and Writing: “I Don’t Want to Write Blues.” shared ideas about how to help students write nonfiction through developing prior knowledge at the Shenandoah Valley Reading Council’s Winter Conference. 2006, Waynesboro, VA.

" Authentic Assessment: Developing Rubrics." shared research and guided teachers in writing rubrics to assess student outcomes and add to the current portfolio system. Shenandoah Valley Adventist Elementary In-Service, 2006. Woodstock, VA

" Documenting Student Learning: The How’s and Why’s of Portfolios." Shenandoah Valley Adventist Elementary In-Service, 2005. Woodstock, VA

Other Presentations

Reading First Academy, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, University of Virginia, VA, Second Grade Institute Summer 2008

Reading First Academy, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, University of Virginia, VA, Third Grade Institute Summer 2007

Reading First Academy, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, University of Virginia, VA First Grade Institute
Spring 2005

Church, Community and Professional Service

Professional Service:
Board Member and Recorder for Mennonite Early Childhood Network 2010-2013
Lacey Spring Elementary, 2013

  • Workshop- Revisiting Word Study as a Tool to Develop Word Recognition and
    Orthographic Knowledge.
    Linville-Edom Elementary School, 2011-2012
  • Workshop- Providing Small Group Reading Instruction to Meet the Instructional need
    of All students.
    Eastern Mennonite Elementary School, 2008-2009
  • Consultant- helped develop writing curriculum for K-5
  • Guest Storyteller for February Reading Month

Shenandoah Valley Reading Council, 1997 to present.

  • Treasurer 2000-2002
  • Chairperson for Young Author’s Celebration Northern End- 2002 to present.
Certifications and Licenses

Virginia State Post Graduate Professional Teaching License endorsed to teach:

  • early primary PK-3
  • elementary 3-6
  • middle school 6-8
  • reading specialist
Professional Memberships

International Reading Association 1997 to present.
Shenandoah Valley Reading Council, 1997 to present.
Virginia State Reading Association 1997 to present.

New Courses Taught

EDIL 581 Early Literacy for Preschool Teachers

EDLA 592 Differentiated Reading Instruction in Grades 3-8

Developing Vocabulary and Word Knowledge in Grades K-8

EMU Service
  1. Committee on Teacher Education
  2. Teacher Education Admissions Committee