kathyolmstead

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Assistant Professor

Office: 294 Albert W. Brow Building
Phone: (585) 395-5053
E-mail: kolmstea@brockport.edu

Education

EdD, Hofstra University
MS, Hofstra University
BA, State University of New York at Binghamton

Area(s) of Specialty

  • Early literacy development
  • Family literacy
  • Early childhood education

Research Interests

  • Home-school literacy connections
  • Early literacy
  • Teacher education

Publications

Olmstead, K. & Kabuto, B. (2018). Writing artifacts as narratives of emotion.  Language and Literacy. 20 (2), 102-124. https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/langandlit/index.php/langandlit/article/view/28806

Olmstead, K., Ashton, J., & Wilkens, C. (2018). “Do you really want to do this?”: Student teacher perspectives on imperfect placements. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Olmstead, K., Yurko, K., Ashton, J., & Rath, L. (2018). Drug dealers and gang members: Interrupting deficit perspectives in teacher education. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Jackson, J., Olmstead, K., & Woltz, R. (2018). “Thank you for making me like school again.”: Student and family engagement through one school’s family literacy fair. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Selected Presentations

  • Novinger Robb, S. & Olmstead, K. (2017). What’s my level? What does it matter?  Unpacking neoliberal truths about leveling young readers and texts. Presentation given at the Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education (RECE) conference, Toronto, Canada.

  • Kabuto, B. & Olmstead, K. (2017). Reclaiming meaning in writing development.  Presentation given at the Literacy Research Association (LRA) conference. Tampa, FL.

  • Kabuto, B. & Olmstead, K. (2016). Writing so they know how sad I feel: Children as self- advocates. Presentation given at the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) annual conference, Atlanta, GA.

  • Kabuto, B. & Olmstead K. (2016). The social transformation of writing artifacts: From narratives of grief to narratives of resiliency. Presentation given at the Literacy Research Association (LRA), Nashville, TN.

  • Novinger Robb, S. & Olmstead, K. (2016). “But I don’t like to read”: Teacher candidates’ attitudes toward reading and teaching reading. Presentation given at the European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA) 26th annual conference, Dublin, Ireland.

  • Novinger Robb, S. & Olmstead, K. (2016). Going underground: Children negotiating their literate identities. Presentation given at the European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA) 26th annual conference, Dublin, Ireland.

  • Novinger Robb, S. & Olmstead, K. (2016). Lets’ level with each other: The impact of leveling on children’s literate identities. Invited presentation given at the NewYork State Reading Association (NYSRA) annual conference, Rochester, NY.

  • Kabuto, B., Olmstead, K. & Velasco, P. (2014). Family stories: Exploring early literacy and family engagement. Presentation given at the annual conference of theNational Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), Washington, DC.

  • Taylor, D., Olmstead, K. & Radice, L. (2013). Transforming K–12 schools into safe academic environments for children whose adverse life experiences compel us to create for them a more just and caring world. Presentation given at the Whole Language Umbrella (WLU) Literacies for All Summer Institute, Hempstead, NY.

  • Kabuto, B., Olmstead, K. & San Andres, L. (2013). Building thoughtful reading partnerships with families: Re-thinking the words we use with families. Presentation given at the Whole Language Umbrella (WLU) Literacies for All Summer Institute, Hempstead, NY.

  • Kabuto, B. & Olmstead, K. (2013). Re-inventing our work with families. Presentation given at the annual conference of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), Boston, MA.

  • Kabuto, B. & Olmstead, K. (2012). Crossing borders, generations and media to connect with families through literacy: Implications that transcend traditional home- school borders. Presentation given at the annual conference of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), Las Vegas, NV.

Last Updated 11/9/18

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