Dr. Robert Wortman
Bob Wortman is currently teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in Reading and Writing for the University of Arizona Department of Language, Reading and Culture as an Associate Lecturer. He teaches courses in Decoding, Comprehension, Assessment, Children’s Literature and assists in running the CATS Literacy Lab where Masters Students are supervised in their tutorial classes with struggling readers as their exit class before receiving the Arizona State Reading Endorsement. He has been working as a Reading Specialist with Tohono O’Odham, Navajo, Acoma and Jemez Pueblo students in Arizona and New Mexico.
He has been a teacher and K-12 Reading Specialist with Tucson Unified School District for 13 years and was a principal and Director of School Improvement/Title I Programs for 18 years. He speaks extensively with principals, teachers and parents on how to upgrade Schoolwide Literacy programs to meet Common CORE standards and is particularly sought after for his classroom demonstration lessons and follow up conferencing with teachers and parents.
He was named as a National Distinguished Principal for the State of Arizona in 1994 and has authored many literacy articles and a book published by Stenhouse Publishers: Administrators Supporting School Change.