ASCD Faculty Bio
Frey is a professor of Literacy in the School of Teacher Education at San Diego State University (SDSU), Calif. Before joining the university faculty, she was a special education teacher in the Broward County (Fla.) Public Schools, where she taught students at the elementary and middle school level. She later worked for the Florida Department of Education on a statewide project to support students with disabilities in general education curriculum.
Frey is a recipient of the Christa McAuliffe Award for excellence in teacher education from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. Her research interests include reading and literacy, assessment, intervention, and curriculum design, and she was a finalist in for the International Reading Association's Outstanding Dissertation Award.
Frey has published in The Reading Teacher, Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, English Journal, Voices in the Middle, Middle School Journal, Remedial and Special Education, Educational Leadership, and California English. She has coauthored books on literacy, including Improving Adolescent Literacy: Strategies at Work, Reading for Information in Elementary, Scaffolded Writing Instruction, and Checking for Understanding for ASCD. She teaches a variety of courses in SDSU's teacher credentialing program on elementary and secondary reading instruction and literacy in content areas, classroom management, and supporting students with diverse learning needs. She also teaches classes at Health Sciences High and Middle College in San Diego, where she learns every day from her students and colleagues.