Karen Backor, PhD
Associate Professor of Education
Academic Affairs

Classes Taught
EDUC 2333 Nutrition, Health, & Safety
EDUC 3401 Science for Teachers
EDUC 4305 Curriculum & Assessment EC-4
EDUC 4306 Curriculum & Assessment 8-12
EDUC 4307 Curriculum & Assessment 4-8
EDUC 4311 The Learner EC-4
EDUC 4312 The Learner 4-8
EDUC 4313 The Learner 8-12
EDUC 4601 Student Teaching 8-12
EDUC 4602 Student Teaching EC-4
EDUC 4603 Student Teaching All Level
EDUC 4606 Student Teaching 4-8
RDNG 3306 Foundations in Reading Methods
RDNG 3307 Emergent Reading & Literacy EC-8
RDNG 3308 Diagnosis & Remediation
RDNG 3309 Content Area Reading
RDNG 4301 Clinical Practices in Teaching Reading EC-8


  • Coastal Bend College, Associate in Arts
    Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, TX
    B.S.I.S. — Reading Emphasis
  • Texas A&M University – Kingsville, TX
    Graduate Studies
  • Schreiner University – Kerrville, TX
    Master of Education with Principal Certification
  • Ph.D Texas State University 2012
    School Improvement


  • Texas Teacher Certification Lifetime Principal
  • P.D.A.S. and I.L.D. certification


  • Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented
  • Identification of Struggling Readers that are Gifted and Talented

Upcoming Presentations/Publications

  • Adult Education and LIteracy SIG at AERA – Mexican Immigration Video – co-hort presentation
  • ACEI Publication – Classroom Rituals as Tools for Community Building – second author

Dr. Taylor-Backor is the founder and coordinator of the Schreiner University Reading & Writing Academy. She was the recipient of the Arthur Blumberg Scholar Award for her research on Instructional Leadership and Principal Preparation Programs. Dr. Taylor-Backor continues her research in the area of Instructional Supervision. Her latest article, “Preparing Principals as Instructional Leaders: Perceptions of University Faculty, Expert Principals, and Expert Teacher Leaders” can be found in the NASSP Bulletin, 99, 105-126. Dr. Backor was also elected to the Council of Professors of Instructional Supervision .

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