Robert Lynn Canady is Professor Emeritus and former chair, Department of Leadership, Foundations and Policy Studies, University of Virginia. He has taught in grades 4 through 12, served as principal of elementary, middle, and junior high schools, and held positions in school district central offices.
Professor Canady has worked extensively with school districts in 45 states. His major presentations have been in the areas of grading practices, active teaching strategies, implementing programs for at-risk students, and restructuring schools through various types of scheduling and instructional strategies.
Professor Canady has received numerous awards for outstanding teaching and service including the Phi Delta Kappa Distinguished Service Award, the Outstanding Professor Award in the School of Education, University of Virginia, two university-wide awards for distinguished teaching and service, and many others. He has published more than 50 articles on the topics of school scheduling and grading in respected educational journals and has co-authored five books. He and his wife, Marjorie, live in Albemarle County, Virginia, where they raised their four children.
Carol Canady is a Literacy Consultant for various school districts across Ohio, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. She has 12 years of experience in grades K-8 as a teacher, counselor, and literacy coach/coordinator and also has taught university undergraduate and graduate courses, primarily in areas related to literacy assessment and instruction.
Her consulting has focused on diagnostic teaching and instructional strategies to implement Common Core instruction within a response to intervention framework; word study and fluency instruction as bridges to effective reading comprehension; scheduling and implementing small group literacy teams. As a consultant, she has participated in professional development to include direct training from Fountas and Pinnell, developers of the Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI), to implement the LLI framework for literacy intervention
In 2008, Carol received her Ph.D. in Reading Education from the University of Virginia. Her dissertation on three strategies for teaching primary children’s writing with a high poverty school population was nominated for the International Reading Association’s Dissertation of the Year Award. Her most recent peer-reviewed journal article in Educational Leadership entitled Catching Readers Up Before They Fail shows key strategies for accelerating reading achievement so all children read on-grade-level by third grade. Currently she is co-authoring a book on this topic. Carol resides in Warren County, Ohio.