Name: Prof. Nora K. Jachym Brakas
Title: Assistant Professor, Teacher Education
Office Location: Dyson 388F
Extension: (845) 575-3000 ext. 2973
Degrees Held: Dr. Brakas received her Ph.D., C.A.S., and M.S. degrees from the State University of New York at Albany. Her undergraduate work was completed at Plattsburgh State University College.

Bio: Nora Brakas joined Marist's faculty in 1991 as Assistant Professor of Teacher Education. She specializes in developmental and remedial reading instruction for children who progress normally and those considered "hard to teach."

Along with teaching the reading method courses, Dr. Brakas supervises student teachers in their regular education and special education placements.

Prior to working at Marist, Dr. Brakas taught graduate and undergraduate courses at Southeastern Louisiana University and the State University of New York at Albany. Also, for six years, she was an elementary school teacher, holding a variety of positions, but spending most of her time teaching remedial reading.

Publications: Nora's work has been published in a number of professional journals of education.
Research Interests: Nora's research interests are in reading instructional methods for emergent and beginning readers and in the instructional materials used at the early stages of reading development.