Literacy Education

Meet Dr. Kay Stahl

Kay Stahl is a Clinical Associate Professor of Literacy at New York University, where she teaches graduate courses and oversees the NYU Clinical Literacy Practicum. In addition to teaching in public elementary and middle school classrooms for over 25 years, she has extensive practice working with readers in clinical settings. In 2009, she transformed the Literacy Specialist Practicum into a reading clinic that serves our community and is housed in NYU’s Georgiou Children’s Library. Without children of her own, Kay has made a lifetime commitment to helping children who have reading difficulties become successful readers. Her books include Assessment for Reading Instruction (2nd Ed.) and Reading Assessment in an RTI Framework. Her articles have appeared in Reading Research QuarterlyUrban Education, and The Reading Teacher. She also consults with several NYC schools to help them improve reading instruction.

"The best part of my job is watching the children and the tutors in the reading clinic grow together. We all leave the clinic as changed people…as better readers, better teachers, and believing in new possibilities for ourselves and others.” - Kay Stahl