Donna Ciocca

Graduate Teaching Lecturer, Education
Phone: (603) 753-8522


Donna Ciocca has over 25 years of educational experience ranging from elementary school all the way through undergraduate and graduate courses. She currently acts as a Content Area Consultant for NHREADS, running staff development in the areas of science and literacy. Ciocca focuses on promoting reading comprehension for educators, students, and citizens. Through her outreach efforts, underprivileged children throughout New Hampshire have received over 5,000 quality books since 1993. For several years, Ciocca has served as a judge for DAR scholarships and has received numerous awards and honors for her service and contributions to literacy in the state of New Hampshire.

Degrees and Education

MS, Teaching of Writing, University of New Hampshire
BS, Elementary Education, University of Missouri

Research Interests

Reluctant readers
Children and adolescent literature
Gender based reading issues
Reading in content areas

Awards and Distinctions

Mark E. Manus Honor Society
Distinguished Educator Award, Concord School District, 2002
Certificate of Achievement, Central New Hampshire Educational Collaborative, 2000
Third Annual Elizabeth Yates Award, 1996
Granite State Council, International Reading Association’s Literacy Award, 1995
New England Reading Association’s Special Recognition Award, 1994

Associations, Boards, and Committees

Granite State Reading Council/International Reading Association, President
Capital Region Food Program, Volunteer Coordinator
Capital Region Food Program, Trustee
Granite State Reading Council, International Reading Association, Conference commitee co-chair
Family Literacy Outreach, Granite State Reading, International Reading Association, Coordinator