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Nevada's Global Leader in

Literacy & Professional Development

The Zeiter Center serves the community by providing:

Professional development workshops and conferences

Family engagement supporting children’s joy toward literacy

One-on-one and small group literacy tutoring

A venue for conducting scholarly activity that improves children’s literacy and education professionals’ knowledge

Coordinating professional development for districts and grants

Supporting literacy education courses offered to teachers and university students

Hosting Taboo: The Journal of Culture and Education
A word of welcome from the Zeiter Center leadership:

The Gayle A. Zeiter Family Literacy Center is a progressive space centered on 21st century literacy. We realize our mission through workshops, conferences, an academic journal, tutoring, and the coordination of professional development opportunities requested by districts and grants. Zeiter is Southern Nevada's Leader in global engagement with Literacy and Educational Professional Development. As former classroom teachers, engaged academics, and community-centered partners, the leadership of Zeiter stands ready to work collaboratively in the pursuit of equitable pathways and outcomes for PreK-12 students, their families, and community at large.

We look forward to working with you!

Dr. Kenny Varner (Director) & Dr. Sophie Ladd (Co-Director)
Gayle A. Zeiter Family Literacy Center

Contact Us!

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