Dr. Douglas Fisher is Professor of Educational Leadership at San Diego State University and a teacher leader at Health Sciences High & Middle College having been an early intervention teacher and elementary school educator. He is the recipient of a Christa McAuliffe award for excellence in teacher education and is a member of the California Reading Hall of Fame. He is a renowned speaker and author of numerous articles and books and is President of the International Literacy Association (ILA) Board.
My hope for Texas students is that they develop competence and confidence in their literacy skills. Literacy is key to all other learning, so I hope our collective efforts result in exceptional levels of achievement in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and thinking.