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Shaunte Duggins

Shaunté Duggins began doctoral studies in special education at UF in Fall 2011.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Florida State University in 2007.  She spent the next four years teaching at a Title I school in Pinellas County, Florida. While teaching, Shaunté earned her Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on Teacher Leadership for School Improvement (TLSI) and a reading specialization through the UF Lastinger Center for Learning.  Shaunté now serves on the Lastinger Center’s Board of Directors.  Her research interests include early literacy interventions and teacher education, particularly in high-poverty schools.  Her dissertation research is focused on the use of informational text during read-aloud sessions by teachers in the primary grades.