Patsy Capps, Ed.D.
Patsy Capps is a retired educator with over 30 plus years of experience as a District Language Arts Coordinator, administrator, school reading consultant, Instructional Intervention teacher, classroom teacher for grades K-12, and Title I reading and math teacher. She is a highly experienced speaker and school improvement consultant. She co-authored and implemented a reading/writing program for elementary and middle school students.
Patsy has a Doctorate’s degree in Educational Administration from Florida Southeastern University, a Master’s degree in Reading Education from the University of South Carolina, and a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Winthrop University.
Patsy has spent her entire career teaching children in grades K through 12 how to read and write at a successful level. She has taught beginning readers in Kindergarten and first grade and has helped struggling readers in grades 1-12. For the last 10 years, Patsy has been busy training teachers and principals in the effective strategies for proficient reading and writing.
Patsy and her husband, Garn, live in North Augusta, South Carolina. They have two grown children and three wonderful grandchildren!
Marcia Delany, Ph.D.
Marcia Delany is a retired educator with over 30 years of experience and author of Fluency Strategies for Struggling Readers, Grades 1-3, Scholastic, 2006. She has a Doctorate of Philosophy, an Education Specialist Degree, and a Masters Degree in Reading Education all from the University of Georgia and a Bachelor’s degree in Art and English from the University of California at Davis.
Marcia is a highly experienced speaker and school consultant. She has served as a State Department of Education Reading Program Specialist, Title I reading teacher in grades 1-12, school and school system reading coordinator, and school system parent involvement coordinator. For the past 20 years she has provided training to teachers and principals, grades prek-12 in how to effectively teach reading and writing. She co-authored and implemented with Patsy Capps (friend, colleague, etc.,?) a reading and writing program for elementary and middle school students.
Marcia has spent her teaching career teaching children in grades prek-12 how to read and write. She has actually taught beginning readers and knows what skills and materials are needed to help children just beginning to learn to read, those who are struggling to read, and those who are more advanced readers. She has also been involved in helping her grandchildren as they began the reading and writing process and continue to do more advanced work. Her own love of reading and of reading to children and her love of writing led her to begin writing children’s books based on her knowledge of children’s needs and the experiences with her own children and grandchildren and students.
Marcia and her husband, Jack, live in Washington, Georgia. They have two wonderful daughters and two wonderful grandchildren.