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Nora Vines

Clinical Associate Professor


Nora Vines is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Child and Family Studies Department. She is a former kindergarten and first grade teacher. Additionally, she is a certified reading specialist with clinical training under the mentorship of Darrell Morris in the Anderson Reading Clinic at Appalachian State University. Nora is passionate about early childhood education, specifically supporting teachers in realizing their own expertise while growing their capacity for literacy knowledge. Her areas of interest and expertise include early literacy acquisition, orthographic knowledge development, and responsive literacy-focused professional development. Nora has most recently worked with administration and classroom teachers in Carter County, Tennessee and across the state of Kentucky through the Collaborative Center for Literacy Development.


  • Literacy development and acquisition
  • Foundational literacy skills
  • Literacy professional development
  • Pre-service teacher literacy knowledge


  • B.A. Elementary Education, Lees-McRae College, 2005
  • M.A. Reading Education, Appalachian State University, 2008
  • Ed.D. Educational Leadership, Literacy Education concentration, Appalachian State University, 2015

Curriculum Vitae


Vines, N.A. & Rigell, A. (In press). Transformational Discomfort: The Impact of Yoga Teacher Training on University Pedagogy. Ubiquity: The Journal of Literature, Literacy, and the Arts.

Vines, N.A. & Jordan, J., & Broemmel, A. (May, 2020). Re-envisioning spelling instruction: Developmental word study non-negotiables. The Reading Teacher 73(6), 711-722.

Vines, N.A. (Fall, 2019). Essential first grade reading assessments: Classroom-based tools. Tennessee Literacy Journal 1(1), 31-42.

Contact Information

  • Jessie Harris Building, Room 102C-1, Office Hours: By Appointment Only via In-Person or Virtural
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