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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
  • Authentic literacy practices
  • Revaluing our children and families

Selected Presentations

  • 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 Literacies for All Summer Institute of the National Council of Teacher’s of English, 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 Literacies for All Summer Institute of the National Council of Teacher’s of English, Hempstead, NY.
  • Kabuto, B. & Olmstead, K. (2013). Re-inventing our work with families. Presentation given at the annual Conference of the National Council of Teacher’s of English, 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, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Taylor, D. & Olmstead, K. (1999). Bringing local literacies to school. Presentation given at the International Whole Language Umbrella of the National Council of Teachers of English, Rochester, NY.
  • Taylor, D. & Olmstead, K. (1999). Local literacy practices: Bringing culturally relevant local and vernacular literacy practices to school. Presentation given at the Conference on Ethnographic & Qualitative Research in Education, New York, NY.

Last Updated 8/20/18

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