I began my teaching career in Maine, teaching 5th and 6th grades for two years. I moved to Boston, MA, where I taught 7th grade language arts while earning my Master's degree in Literacy, Language, and Cultural Studies at Boston University. From Massachusetts, I moved to Maine where I taught 5th grade for four years. I earned my EdD from the University of Maine in Literacy Education in 2003. After earning my doctorate, I was hired as an assistant professor at Elmira College where I taught for three years before moving to Minnesota and joining the Education department at St. Catherine University in 2006.
Doctor of Education, Literacy Studies
University of Maine, Orono, Maine, 2003
Master of Education, Literacy, Language, and Cultural Studies
Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, 1994
Bachelor of Arts, History
William Smith College, Geneva, New York, 1989
St. Catherine University. (2009). Nominee, Faculty Teaching and Advising Award
Elmira College. (2006). Excellence in Teaching Award
Curriculum Development Award (2011).
Assistant Professor of Literacy Education, St. Catherine University, 2006–Present
Associate Professor of Literacy Education, Elmira College, 2003–2006
Kaback, S. (2012). "Reading Like a (Nonfiction) Writing Teacher: Using Mentor Texts to Teach the Craft of Nonfiction Writing." Minnesota English Journal.
Magazine or Trade Publication
Kaback, S. (2012). Fresh Books and Age-Old Skills, On-line publication, Choice Literacy
Kaback, S. (2012). "Reading Like an Artist." Minnesota Council of Teachers of English