Donna Ciocca

Donna CioccaDonna 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

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