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Louisa Kramer Vida

Louisa Kramer Vida

Chair, Department of Special Education and Literacy Assistant Professor of Special Education and Literacy

B.A., Marymount Manhattan CollegeM.A., Manhattan CollegeC.A.S., P.D., Ed.D., Hofstra University


Dr. Louisa Kramer-Vida has been an Assistant Professor at LIU Post since 2008. She became Chair of her department in 2012. Dr. Kramer-Vida teaches master’s and doctoral level literacy and special education classes, and she chairs and is a member of dissertation committees. Dr. Kramer-Vida was an Adjunct Associate Professor at LIU Post and LIU Brentwood from 1994-2007. Here she taught graduate level literacy courses. She was also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Dowling College from 1991-1995 where she taught both graduate and undergraduate literacy classes. Dr. Kramer-Vida has also been invited to teach 2 summer institutes for Molloy College related to the ELA Common Core Learning Standards.

Dr. Kramer-Vida has published 13 peer reviewed articles and 14 non-peer reviewed articles or short pieces. She has co-authored accreditation documents and solely written and received competitive and formula grants. As part of a work group, she co-authored NYSED documents. Dr. Kramer-Vida also developed a conference program and an annual report for a state level professional organization. Additionally, she developed a new course and revised curriculum manuals for LIU Post. Dr. Kramer-Vida also developed some on-line course sessions for BOCES, and is the author/editor of 27 school district level curriculum guides. She has been a Reading Consultant for a math workbook, and a Reading Consultant for 12 educational kits and 8 filmstrip series published by National Geographic.

Dr. Kramer-Vida has presented 100 times on administrative and curricular topics on the international, national, regional, state, and local levels.

She is a member of 2 college level advisory boards, and a member of numerous professional organizations. Dr. Kramer-Vida has held very active leadership positions for the National Council of Teachers of English and its affiliates, NYSEC and LILAC.

Dr. Kramer-Vida is a consultant for local school districts and BOCES, and she was a Pre-K to 12 District Supervisor of ELA, Reading, and Library Media, a Pre-K to 12 Central Office and Building Administrator, a Pre-K to 12 Director of State and Federal Projects, a Director of Educational Services for a central high school district, a Title I Supervising Remedial Specialist, a classroom Reading Specialist, and a 5th and 6th grade teacher.


Common Core State Standards; Pre K-12 Literacy; Literacy for Students with Disabilities, English Language Learners, and other at-risk populations


Author, articles in The English Record, Roeper Review, NYSEC News, ERIC

Co-author, articles in Language Arts, Kappa Delta Pi Record, Education Week, Excelsior: Leadership in Teaching and Learning, Children and Youth Services Review, The Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas,  NHSA Dialogue: A Research-to-Practice Journal for the Early Childhood Field, Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, The English Record, Long Island Language Arts Council News and Views, and Impact on Instructional Improvement

Accepted and awaiting publication - articles in New Educator, Preventing School Failure

Lectures and Presentations

100 presentations on the international, national, state, regional, and local levels Since 2008

Presenter, Detracked High School English: How to Differentiate Instruction and Still Comply with the CCLS, Shoreham-Wading River High School (2013

Presenter, Common Core and Writing Workshop: A Dynamic Duo, National Council of Teachers of English National Conference (2013)

Presenter, Introduction to the Common Core Learning Standards, LI PDK (2013)

Presenter, The Art and Science of Teaching Makes A Difference for People Through Pedagogy and Educational Practice, Association for Continuing Higher Education  National Conference (2013)

Presenter, Teaching to the Common Core Standards with Elementary Special Education Students, NYS CEC Conference (2013)

Presenter, All For One, One For All: Getting to the Core for the Uncommon Learner, New York State English Council State Conference (2013)

Presenter, CCLS Based Lessons. LIU Post edTPA classes (2013)

Presenter, Implementing the ELA CCLS: PreK-Grade 2, Hampton Bays Superintendent’s Conference Day (2013)

Presenter, ELA Common Core for All, Eastern Suffolk BOCES Principal Academy (2013)

Presenter, Fifth and Eighth Grade ELA State Exam Scorer Leader Training. Eastern Suffolk BOCES (2013)

Presenter, Dialogic Reading as Professional Development to Improve Students’ English and Spanish Vocabulary, Global Education Expo section of the Institute for Global Education Diplomacy, sponsored by the Association for Childhood International (2013)

Presenter, Teaching to the Common Core for Secondary Special Education Students, Eastern Suffolk BOCES (2013)

Presenter, Teaching to the Common Core for Elementary Special Education Students. Eastern Suffolk BOCES (2013)

Presenter, Common Core Learning Standards: the High School/College Connection, LILAC/NRC Spring Conference (2013)

Presenter, Managing Intergenerational Staff, Partners in Post Pride Staff Development Seminar (2012)

Presenter, What Does the Commmon Core Mean for the Professorate? LIU Post Staff Development Seminars (2012)

Presenter, Questioning: The Answer to Developing Lessons and Units to Implement the Common Core. LILAC/ NRC Spring Conference

Presenter, Dealing with Challenges in the Workplace, Partners in Post Pride Staff Development Seminars (2012)

Presenter, Literacy in the Content Areas: How to Comply with What the Common Core Standards Say about Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects, Reading Specialists Council of Suffolk (2012)

Presenter, Questioning Techniques to Respond to the Common Core State Standards, Elwood UFSD Superintendent’s Day (2011)

Presenter, Informational Text and the Common Core State Standards, North Babylon SD Superintendent’s Day (2011)

Presenter, College Networking: Full-time Education Professors’ Attitudes toward Professional Responsibilities, New York State English Council Conference (2011)

Presenter, Reading Social Studies, New York State English Council Conference (2011)

Presenter, Outcomes Assessment, Long Island Business Institute (2011)

Presenter, The Common Core State Standards, NYC PS Summer In-service Program (2011)

Presenter, The New Common Core State Standards and Non-Fiction Literacy, Long Island Language Arts Council/Nassau Reading Council Spring Conference (2011)

Presenter, Content Area Literacy for Business, Technology, and Home Economics Teachers.    Uniondale School District Superintendent’s Conference Day (2011)
Presenter, How Did New York State Come To Be Part of the Common Core State Standards? Valley Stream Central High School District Superintendent’s Conference Day (2010)

Presenter, Scoring the ELA7 State Exam. Nassau BOCES (2010)

Presenter, Kicking Off the ‘Long Island Cares’ Grant. Eastern Suffolk, Western Suffolk, Nassau BOCES consortium (2010)

Presenter, Literacy in the Content Areas, Eastern Suffolk, Western Suffolk, Nassau BOCES consortium (2010)

Presenter, Bridging the Research/Practice and University/School District Gap. New York State English Council State Conference (2009)

Presenter, Preschoolers Learn Words: Storybooks, Pictures, & Play. Suffolk AEYC Annual Conference (2009)

Presenter, How Our Literacy Beliefs Impacted Revision of the New York State Standards. LILAC/NRC Spring Conference (2009)

Presenter, Spring Into Literacy with Your Literacy Coach. New York State Reading Association State Conference (2009)

Presenter, Strategies for Teaching Original, Ethical, and Scholarly Writing. NCTE Conference on College Composition and Communication (2009)

Presenter, Strategies to Assist Teaching Artists Working with Special Needs Students, Tilles Center (2009)

Presenter, 21st Century Education: Collaboration is the Key, NERA (2008)

Presenter, Reflect, Renew, Revive: Regenerating Our Teaching Selves through Literacy Coaching, New York State English Council State Conference (2008)

Presenter, Literacy Coaches Enhance Teaching and Learning, SUNY Oneonta Literacy Coaching Conference (2008)

Presenter, Imagine a School with a Literacy Coach. LILAC/NRC Conference (2008)


Recipient, New York State English Council Educator of Excellence Award, Phi Delta Kappa Service Award, National Council of Teachers of  English Appreciation Award

Professional Affiliations

NCTE - Peer Reviewer; Associate Chair, Nat’l Conference; Chair, Room Supervisors, National Conference, NYS Chair, Promising Young Writers; National Judge, Promising Young Writers

NYSEC - Vice-President: College, Past-President, President, LI Regional Co-Director, State Conference Chair, State Conference Co-chair, State Conference Committees, Peer Reviewer, Friends of Excellence Campaign Chair

LILAC - Treasurer, Conference Treasurer, 1st VP.

NYS ASCD - Chair, Committee to Develop a Local Curriculum Planning Model

Member, American Educational Research Association, Phi Delta Kappa, ASCD, NYS ASCD, LI ASCD, International Reading Association, New York State Reading Association, Nassau Reading Council