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Lia, Michelle

Title/s:  Co-Director for the Andrew M. Greeley Center for Catholic Education;
Clinical Assistant Professor

Specialty Area: Literacy Curriculum and instruction Instructional coaching

Office #:  Lewis Towers 601F, WTC

Phone: 312.915.6925

E-mail:

CV Link: Lia CV

About

Michelle Lia, EdD is a co-director of the Greeley Center for Catholic Education and a clinical assistant professor, teaching in both the Teaching and Learning and Administration and Supervision programs. She uses her experience as a classroom teacher and reading specialist to teach and lead professional learning for teachers and schools. Her areas of interest include literacy, curriculum and instruction, and instructional coaching.

Degrees

  • EdD, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
  • MS, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

Program Areas

  • MEd Literacy
  • MEd in Administration and Supervision
  • MEd in Catholic School Leadership
  • TLSC PLCs

Research Interests

  • Literacy development and instruction in elementary schools
  • Catholic schools in urban areas
  • The impact of poverty on education
  • Best instructional practices for English Language Learners
  • Impacts of instructional coaching
  • Catholic education
  • Teacher leadership

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Horizons for Youth
  • Chicago Area Reading Association
  • National Catholic Educational Association

Courses Taught

  • ELPS 409: Fundamentals of Instructional Coaching
  • ELPS 474:Curriculum and Instruction for School Leaders

Awards

  • Loyola University Chicago, School of Education Service Award (2019)

Selected Publications

  • Boyle, M. J., Sullivan, D., Huizar, P., Lia, M., Morten, S., & Peña, J. (2018). A systems approach to developing leadership paths for Catholic schools. Chicago, IL: The Greeley Center for Catholic Education.
  • Boyle, M. J., Morten, S., Lia, M., & Sullivan, D. (2018). A time to renew: A synthesis of Ignatian roundtable discussions. Chicago, IL: The Greeley Center for Catholic Education.
  • Lia, M. (in press). Getting started with backward design. Arlington, VA: National Catholic Educational Association.
  • Lia, M. (2019). Teacher leadership: Leading side by side. Arlington, VA: National Catholic Educational Association.
  • Lia, M. (2017). Core reading instruction. Arlington, VA: National Catholic Educational Association.
  • Lia, M. (2016). Using an observation coaching checklist to provide feedback to teachers. Journal of Catholic Education, 20 (1) 311-323.
  • Neugebauer, S. & Lia, M. (2018). Relating, bridging, and building knowledge: Improving students’ disciplinary reading motivation. Literacy Today (35) 4 pg. 38-40.