Kayla Lewis

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Assistant Professor
Reading, Foundations and Technology

Academic Interests

  • Classroom discourse

  • Literature discussions

  • Preservice teacher education

Top Scholarly Accomplishments

  • Four publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Various presentations at state conference in literacy for Missouri and Arkansas 

Previous Experience

  • Classroom teacher for 10 years
  • Literacy coach for 5 years
  • Per-course faculty at Missouri State University for 12 years
  • Full-time instructor at Missouri State University for 1 year.


Springfield, MO


Reading, shopping, spending time with family, playing outside with my daughters.

Future Goals and Aspirations

  • Write a book
  • Publish in top research journals
  • Write grants to provide books for underprivileged children
  • Inspire future teachers.

Life Outside the University

I have been married to my husband, Keith, for 15 years.  Together, we have two beautiful daughters, ages 2 and 8.

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